Ms Eva Knipschild > Kennedy Van der Laan > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Kennedy Van der Laan
1014 BG
P.O. Box 58188, 1040HD
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Work Department

Employment Group




Eva advises and litigates on all aspects of labour law. She offers strategic advice in complex matters and international projects. Eva’s practice focuses on rights and obligations in flexible employment relations. She is a member of the Executive Committee and also mediates in the field of labour and employment law as a registered mediator at the MfN (Dutch Mediators Federation).

Eva is a deputy judge at the Court of Amsterdam. Eva regularly publishes and lectures about employment-law topics in the Netherlands and abroad. She is editor of the employment law journal JAR and co-author of the book ‘Arbeidsrecht en mediation’ (Employment Law and Mediation) (Sdu 2016). Furthermore, she is an Officer at the IBA Diversity and Equality Committee.



Dutch, English


Member of Dutch Association of Employment Law Attorneys (VAAN)
Member of Employment Attorneys Association Amsterdam (VAAA)
Member of International Bar Association (IBA Officer of the Diversity and Equality Law Committee))
Member of Mediation Federation Netherlands(MfN)                                                                                  
Member of Editorial board of JAR (Jurisprudentie Arbeidsrecht)


Mediation, Van der Hoeven en Nelissen, 2010
Employment Law, Grotius Academie, 2005
Law, University of Amsterdam, 2000
French literature, Université de Paul-Valéry in Montpellier, 1995/1996

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Employment

Kennedy Van der Laan‘s three-partner employment team provides the full range of employment law services for both national and international clients. Chris Nekeman focuses primarily on  employee co-governance, union negotiations, and outsourcing mandates for Dutch companies. Eva Knipschild is high recommended for work involving flexible employment, and Soo-Ja Schijf is a key contact for international clients seeking advice on cross-border matters involving restructuring and TUPE. Employment-focused data protection specialist Ester Damen was appointed as an associate-partner of the firm in July 2019.

Netherlands > Dispute resolution: Mediation

Eva Knipschild heads the practice at Kennedy Van der Laan, which mediates in cases relating to employment law, insurance liability, and financial losses, among others. The team has been engaged in high-profile mediation in Dutch and English.