Mr Klaas Wiersma > Loyens & Loeff > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Loyens & Loeff
Parnassusweg 300
1081 LC Amsterdam

Work Department

Employment & Benefits




Klaas Wiersma, attorney at law, is a member of the Employment & Benefits practice group. He has over 18 years’ experience in all-round employment law. His main focus within this practice area is the employment side of, mostly international, reorganisations, restructurings, takeovers and mergers and cross-border labour. Klaas also specialises in management and employee participation structures and advises companies on setting up management participation structures. He frequently advises shareholders on high profile dismissal procedures of managing directors and assists with possible litigation procedures in this respect.

Klaas is a frequent speaker at seminars and courses designed for attorneys addressing various aspects of employment law. He frequently publishes articles and comments in the employment case law journal (JAR). He is also a co-author of a book which deals with the new employment legislation which came into force as of 1 July 2015. The updated edition was recently released.


Dutch, English


He is a member of the National Association of Employment Law Attorneys and the Amsterdam Association of Employment Law Attorneys.


Dutch law, University of Groningen, 2000
Post-graduate course Employment law (with honours), Grotius Academy, 2005

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Employment

(Leading individuals)

Klaas Wiersma - Loyens & Loeff

The employment and benefits team at Loyens & Loeff is well-regarded for pensions law, social security, employment taxes and immigration matters. The firm offers an in-house ‘managing a pension fund’ course, which provides clients with the knowledge and skills to pass the examination required for a management position at a pension fund. Klaas Wiersma is adept at handling the employment aspects of M&A deals, restructurings and collective dismissals, as well as cross-border employment issues. Wiersma co-heads the practice with Hermine Voûte, who has over 31 years of employment law experience and focuses on high-profile dismissals and co-determination procedures. Laurie Kuijpers is also recommended.