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BARBARA STROZZILAAN 101, 1083 HN AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
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Work 0031 20 240 27 60
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Fax +31 20 240 2769
Email:
Web:
https://www.shearwaters.nl
Shearwaters, Maarten Vestering, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS

Maarten Vestering

Tel:
Work +31202402761
Email:
Shearwaters

Work Department

Corporate Employment Law

Position

Co-head

Career

Maarten Vestering joined Shearwaters on 1 September 2015. He has been practising employment law and related litigation for over 15 years. He is a former seasoned lawyer of Baker McKenzie’s Amsterdam employment and pensions department.

Maarten advises and litigates on a broad range of Dutch and international employment matters. He has particular expertise and experience in the areas of executive hiring and firing, business restructurings and downsizing of (international) workforces, compliance and investigations, restrictive covenants and unfair competition. Maarten is a strong litigator with a reputable track record. He is also familiar with alternative dispute resolution (e.g. mediation). Maarten advises corporates, financial institutions and executives operating internationally, on stand-alone employment law matters and on the employment aspects of mergers, acquisitions, closures and relocations of businesses.

At Baker McKenzie, Maarten advised companies such as Software AG and British Petroleum. Recent work includes advising:

  • an international fertilizing company dual-listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, with more than 13,000 employees;
  • a global leader in the trust and corporate services sector, with 1,800 employees working from 37 offices in 26 countries
  • a global technology corporation providing solutions for on- and offshore, merchant marine, subsea and navy, with 7,000 employees and 64 offices worldwide.

Languages

Dutch, English, German

Member

National Association of Employment Lawyers ("VAAN")
Regional Association of Employment Lawyers ("VvAA e.o.")
National Association for Employment Law ("VVA")

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