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

(Leading individuals)

Astrid HelstoneStibbe

Focusing on employment, pensions and incentives, Stibbe offers litigation, dispute resolution and advisory services for its high-profile client list. The practice, led by Jaap van Slooten, Paul Vestering and Astrid Helstone, has expertise in remuneration and board matters, acting for several Dutch listed companies on these matters. The firm also specialises in advising multinationals on employment matters relating to the consumer goods sector. Senior practitioner van Slooten has experience in matters concerning the platform economy, acting for companies including Uber, and focuses on collective disputes and pensions. Helstone is well regarded for advising on executive compensation issues affecting listed companies, and has experience in terminations, works council negotiations and restructurings. Vestering specialises in employment, pensions and works council matters.

Netherlands > Data privacy and data protection

The arrival of senior associate Nynke Brouwer in June 2022 strengthened the data protection specialism of Stibbe‘s TMT practice; Brouwer advises a range of clients on cyber incidents and ransomware attacks. Astrid Helstone is a key contact for data protection issues in the context of labour law matters, while Tom Barkhuysen covers intersecting administrative and data law disputes. Former team head Judica Krikke left the firm in March 2023.