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Caroline Van Gent

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Work +31-70-376 06 79
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BarentsKrans

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Labour Law

Position

Caroline works for BarentsKrans since 1992 (partner since 1998). Her specialty areas is Labour law, and she is head of the Labour law department. Caroline has extensive experience on advising companies and individuals on labour law issues, conducting negotiations and litigating when appropriate. She makes assessments of and gives advice on (changes in) employment conditions and non-standard contractual provisions, such a non-compete clauses. On the area of public servants law, Caroline gives advice, conducts negotiations and litigates on a wide range of matters on behalf of (semi-) public administrative bodies and (semi-) public servants. Caroline is also the member of the Healthcare Industry Group of BarentsKrans.

Career

Caroline started her career as an attorney in 1989 at Winters & Bosnak advocaten. She joined BarentsKrans in 1992. She is partner since 1998 and head of the Labour Law department. She is a lecturer at OSR Juridische Opleidingen (postgraduate legal training centre) and Kluwer (publisher).

Languages

Dutch and English

Member

Member of the Supervisory Board of the Dutch Kidney Foundation / Lecturer at “Instituut voor Arbeidsrecht” (postgraduate legal training centre) and at “Koninklijke Nederlandse Beroepsorganisatie van Accountants (NBA)”

Education

University of Utrecht, law degree, 1989


Netherlands

Employment

Within: Employment

BarentsKrans is 'excellent on the knowledge and capabilities' fronts and 'is always on top of developments and will inform its customers of these'. Max Keulaerds and Caroline Van Gent head the team and Rogier Duk is the highly respected senior partner who has conducted numerous cases in the Supreme Court. Laurens De Graaf is also noted; 'he always knows what questions to ask and where the sore points are'. The team handles the full range of advisory and contentious matters; it is acting for several clients in relation to union actions; works council issues and dismissal matters. Peter Vas Nunes has retired from the practice.

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Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences

Within: Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences

Marleen Van Den Horst heads the practice at BarentsKrans which has 'respected lawyers with a broad network' and who 'go into depth in understanding technology and provide a strategy'. Van den Horst has decades of experience in relation to litigation over blockbuster drugs and regulatory proceedings; she is well assisted by senior associate Claudia Zeri. The team assisted Haaglanden Medisch Centrum on the formation of a joint venture as well as on competition and regulatory matters. It is also assisting Bayer/Van Beest on a major product liability case regarding a veterinary vaccine. The team also advises on real estate matters and Caroline Van Gent assists on employment work.

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