Mr Chris Nekeman > 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




Chris’ practice involves all aspects of employment law with a focus on employee participation law, union negotiations and outsourcing. He supports both employers and works councils. Most of Chris’ clients are international companies, but he also acts for judges and public prosecutors in matters concerning their legal position.

Chris is a board member of the VvA (Employment Law Association) and deputy chairman of the dispute resolution committee of the collective labour agreement for the childcare sector. Furthermore, Chris annotates co-governance law judgements for the employment-law journal JAR. Also, Chris is a member of the VAAN (Association of Employment Law Attorneys) and the VAR (Civil Servants and Law Association).


Dutch, English


Member of Dutch Association of Employment Law Attorneys (VAAN)
Member of Board  Employment Law Association (VvA)
Member of Civil Servants and Law Association                                                                                                      
Chairman of the dispute resolution committee of the CAO collective labor agreement for the for the welfare and social services sector.
Co-chairman of the dispute resolution committee of the collective labor agreement for the childcare sector.


Law, University of Amsterdam, 1998
Legal Social Work, College of Central Netherlands, 1995

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.