Mr Jaap van Slooten > Stibbe > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department



Jaap litigates against unions and works councils regarding collective employment issues, like company closure, strikes and pension issues. He also deals with individual cases regarding severance and bonus regularly. He further specialises on outsourcing issues and discrimination. Most of his clients are listed companies. Jaap is professor of employment law at the University of Amsterdam since 2003. Jaap is co-editor of Holland’s most used commentary on Dutch employment law, “Tekst & Commentaar Arbeidsrecht” and “Arbeid en Loon”, a book on legal aspects of remuneration.

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Employment

(Hall of Fame)

Jaap van SlootenStibbe

Stibbe provides the full range of employment, remuneration, and pension advice to large domestic and international clients. The team is led by Jaap van Slooten, whose practice focuses on collective labour disputes and pensions, particularly for clients in the finance, logistics, and transport sectors. Paul Vestering and Astrid Helstone round out the three-partner practice, with Helstone particularly recommended for executive-level matters including remuneration structures and terminations. On the more junior end, Johan Zwemmer departed the firm in October 2019 for DLA Piper.

Netherlands > Industry focus: Information technology

Stibbe is praised for its depth of understanding of the IT market and its ‘pragmatic and hands-on‘ approach. Judica Krikke heads up the TMT practice and co-heads the newly created digital economy group with Jaap van Slooten and the fintech group with Rogier Raas. Senior associate Roderik Vrolijk is also highlighted for his experience in the finance regulatory sphere. Key areas of expertise for the practice include ICT sourcing and procurement transactions, disputes and restructurings; the group also advises on new technologies and the regulations around data storage and use.