Max Keulaerds > BarentsKrans > The Hague, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

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2514 EA The Hague

Work Department



Max Keulaerds works for BarentsKrans since 1983 (partner since 1986) and he is specialised in Employment Law. Max has extensive experience in drafting contracts, contract templates and regulations, litigation and advice on works councils, non-competition clauses, severance plans, equal treatment and non-discrimination, the position of directors, business transfers, occupational disability, working conditions, collective agreements, severance pay and pensions law.


  • Chairman of the Working Party Dismissal Law of the Association of Dutch Employment Lawyers (VAAN)
  • Member of the Working Group on Termination of Employment Law of the Dutch Association for Employment Law
  • Lectures widely on labour law (e.g. Grotius Academy, Kluwer, Institute for Employment Law)
  • Editor of ArA (Arbeidsrechtelijke Annotaties)
  • Member of the PALA (Post Academische Leergang Arbeidsrecht)
  • Chairman of the Working Party VAAN-VvA Evaluationresearch WWZ
  • Member of the Board of Advice institute of Employment law

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Netherlands > Employment

(Leading individuals)

Max KeulaerdsBarentsKrans

BarentsKrans’ employment team, based in The Hague, is known for its involvement in high-profile litigation, specifically cases before the Courts of Appeal and Supreme Court, such as the highly publicised Deliveroo litigation regarding the employment status of riders. The firm is also closely involved in the inception of the ‘Future of Work’ legislation and committee. Practice co-head Max Keulaerds is an experienced employment litigator and acts in the firm’s most significant cases. Co-head Laurens De Graaf also participates in litigation as well as collective dismissals, TUPE cases, works council negotiations and matters related to strikes. Associate Frank Dekker is a Supreme Court litigator who specialises in employment law and has been instructed on several of the firm’s high-profile cases.