Mr Ruben van Arkel > Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV > The Hague, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV
PO BOX 11756

Work Department

Employment law


Ruben van Arkel is an established name in the fields of employment law, civil service law and pension law. He works for various governmental clients, several pension funds and (publicly held) employers. Ruben often advises large employers, such as some of the top universities in The Netherlands, on issues regarding the legal position of directors. Ruben is one of the leading specialists in the Netherlands in the field of Equal Treatment and is therefore a valued member of the Dutch Employment Law Association’s Equal Treatment Working Group. He has been a lecturer in employment law (equal treatment) at the prestigious Grotius Academie since 2015 and also lectures for the postgraduate course in employment law at the Erasmus Academie (PALA). Ruben is a valued member of the specialist Dutch Employment Lawyers Association. He regularly publishes articles in leading professional journals and frequently speaks on seminars.

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Employment

Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV is, as with the rest of the firm, best known for its work on behalf of the Dutch state, along with a wide range of ministries and municipalities. The team also provides a strong pension law service, both for the state and for corporate clients. Practice head Ruben van Arkel is recommended for sensitive matters such as whistle-blowing, equal treatment of employees, and alleged frauds, while ‘pro-active and knowledgeable‘ Erika Wies was promoted to senior associate in 2019.