Mr Edward de Bock > Houthoff > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile



Edward was appointed to Houthoff’s Board of Directors on 1 January 2016, and since 1 April 2017 has been managing partner. Edward specialises in employment law and pensions law, in particular in the employment law and pensions law aspects of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. He advises on and litigates matters relating to employee participation law, the law on individual and collective pensions, and employment law, including the law on individual and collective employment termination. Edward is one of the Netherlands’ leading specialists on executive remuneration and the dismissal of board members and directors.

Edward is head of Houthoff’s Employment & Pensions Team. Edward is a member of the Amsterdam and Rotterdam Associations of Employment Lawyers and the International Pension and Employee Benefits Lawyers Association. He regularly publishes and teaches on employment and pensions law at different institutes, universities, and for the professional training programme of the Netherlands Bar Association.

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Netherlands > Employment

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Edward de Bock  – Houthoff

Houthoff offers a full-service employment practice, but with a focus on boardroom advisory work, strategic issues and high-profile litigation, as well as the dismissal of senior staff. The firm also has a strong pensions capacity and has developed extensive market experience in the healthcare sector. The practice is led by Edward de Bock and Jet Stolk, who was recently promoted to partner. De Bock is sought after for his experience in the employment and pensions aspects of M&A and joint venture transactions and has expertise in board remuneration and board member dismissals. Stolk has a focus on corporate employment, reorganisations and advising board members.