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

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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

Houthoff‘s ‘customer-focused, responsive, and professional‘ employment and pensions department has a focus on boardroom-level issues and strategic advice, in addition to its high-quality pensions practice. Also notable is the team’s significant experience in  the medical and healthcare sectors. The team is jointly led by Edward de Bock  and Rixt de Vries, with de Bock leading the pensions sub-group in addition to work on executive remuneration and dismissals. De Vries is well-regarded in matters involving the unilateral amendment of employment conditions, amendment of co-determination structures and consultations, along with a strong track record in M&A-related employment advice.