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Associate Employment Law & Employee Benefits

Job in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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Required languages

English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

Work experience

3 to 5 years

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De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek offers you the unique opportunity to join our Employment Law & Employee Benefits practice as an Associate at our Amsterdam office. Our Employment & Employee Benefits practice, which is leading in the Netherlands, covers employment law in the widest sense of the word. It handles the most interesting and complex employment, co-determination and pension law litigation, while at the same time working closely with our Corporate / M&A practice in national and international transactions.

As an Associate, you will be advising and representing companies in respect of individual dismissals (particularly at the executive level), collective dismissals and reorganisations, national and European co-determination (Works Councils Act and European Works Council Act), Collective Labour Agreements, flexible and temporary employment relationships, pension’s law, equal treatment and industrial action (strikes). A strong focus of our employment litigation practice also lies on Supreme Court proceedings, where you will be able to contribute to landmark cases that shape the legal landscape in this field and where you may represent corporations, as well as unions and individual employees. At the same time, you will advise on employment law aspects of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and outsourcings. In short: we give you the opportunity to work on the cases that really make the difference in the employment field, instead of just reading about them.

Who are you?

The ideal candidate for this position:

  • has a passion for employment law;
  • has over three years of relevant experience as a Lawyer in the field of employment law & employee benefits;
  • preferably has experience with employment law in M&A transactions;
  • is fluent in both Dutch and English;
  • is a great communicator;
  • is a teamplayer;
  • is ambitious.

About us

De Brauw is a Netherlands headquartered law firm with a global reach. We have a robust corporate practice, a centre of excellence in litigation, and an unparalleled team of regulatory experts. In our international litigation practice, we handle big and complex matters involving big risks, working in multidisciplinary, multinational teams composed of strong strategic thinkers willing to go the extra mile. We believe in striking the right balance between rigour and pragmatism, especially when the stakes are high and the pressure is on. We strive to recruit people with a variety of interests and experience.

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Our clients, people and drive for quality are the energisers of our firm. They are the basis from which we deliver a powerful corporate practice, a centre of excellence in litigation and arbitration, and an unparalleled team of compliance experts.

630 employees