Ms Astrid Helstone > Stibbe > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

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Through an open-minded and analytical approach, Astrid works in close partnerships with her clients to help achieve their commercial and legal goals.

Astrid specialises in litigation and advising on individual and collective employment law issues. She advises many large financial institutions on strategic and cross-border employment issues associated with financial regulations. In such matters she regularly handles capital requirements restrictions for executive compensation & incentive schemes and the remuneration rules for alternative investment funds.

Furthermore, Astrid advises companies dealing with strategic employment law issues associated with large restructurings, collective redundancies and on Dutch and European works council issues.

Astrid has a Master of French Language and Literature from the University of Amsterdam (1997) and a Master of Law (2000), also from the University of Amsterdam.


Dutch, English, French

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Netherlands > Employment

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Astrid HelstoneStibbe

Employment expert Stibbe covers the full gamut of employment and pension issues, including advisory, contentious and transactional matters. The practice is at the forefront of employment law issues, representing clients in significant mass litigation proceedings relating to non-standard workers and disputes involving strikes in industries such as rail and aviation. Pensions litigation is another area of focus for the team, as well as advising on pension structures and directors’ liabilities, and the firm is also developing its practice in relation to platform economy issues. The practice is co-led by Jaap van Slooten, Paul Vestering, and Astrid Helstone. Van Slooten splits his time between pensions law and employment law, specialising in the finance and transport sectors, where he regularly represents clients in collective disputes and high-profile pensions cases. Vestering is the go-to for collective employment matters involving works councils and unions, and also handles pensions projects, while Helstone is an expert in complex remuneration and board-related matters.