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BEZUIDENHOUTSEWEG 57, 2594 AC THE HAGUE, PO BOX 11756, 2502 AT THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS
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Work +31 70 515 3000
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Fax +31 70 515 3100
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Web:
www.pelsrijcken.nl
Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV, Ruben van Arkel, The Hague, NETHERLANDS

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Ruben van Arkel

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Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV

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Employment law

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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.


Netherlands

Employment

Within: Employment

What sets Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV apart from the pack 'is its ability to think outside the box and adjust the strategy accordingly'. Team head Ruben van Arkel and senior attorney Annette de Jong impress with their 'excellent work and critical thinking' and senior associate Femke van Herk is also noted. Aside from its extensive roster of government and public clients, it also assists corporates such as KPN, DAF Trucks and McDonald's – in the latter case it assisted the Netherlands company with adjustments to its standard contracts in light of the Working Hours Act. It assists other clients with negotiations with unions and collective labour agreements.

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