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LANGE VOORHOUT 3, PO Box 30457, 2500 GL The Hague, NETHERLANDS
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BarentsKrans, Rogier Duk, The Hague, NETHERLANDS

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Rogier Duk

Work +31-70-376 07 26

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Labour Law.


R.A.A. Duk LLM (1947) studied law at the University of Amsterdam and Columbia University School of Law. After having worked at the University of Amsterdam as an academic staff member specialised in social-economics law from 1970 to 1972, he has been practising as a lawyer in The Hague since 1 April 1972, initially with the present law firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek and, since 1 January 2012, with BarentsKrans. Rogier is highly specialised in labour (individual and collective), employment contract and employees’ participation law. He is an experienced litigator, also in the field of Supreme Court litigation. He is the editor of SEW and TRA (formerly SMA) and publishes regularly. Together with Prof Bouwens, he edited Van der Grinten Arbeidsovereenkomstenrecht (Van der Grinten Employment Contract Law) (23rd edition, 2011). He also teaches a number of refresher courses for university graduates, for example, for the Grotius Academy and the Training and Study Centre for the Judiciary (SSR) and he regularly gives master classes for Wolters Kluwer Education.


Rogier Duk was a partner at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek from 1978 until 2011. As of 2012 he pursues his professional activities at BarentsKrans for five years.



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Rogier Duk - BarentsKrans

Within: Employment

Easily available and quick to react’, the team at BarentsKrans acts for clients such as KPMG, ABN Amro and the municipality of Delft. Group head Caroline van Gent is an expert in civil service, non-profit and healthcare employment. The ‘very smart, creative and proactiveLaurens de Graaf is ‘calm and mature’; ‘down-to-earth litigatorMax Keulaerds has ‘a brilliant legal mind’; and Peter Vas Nunes is ‘caring and intelligent’. Rogier Duk is also recommended.

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