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).


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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 is highly rated for the range of HR-related advice it can offer in addition to the handling of contentious cases, especially in the finance and tech sectors. Eva Knipschild, Chris Nekeman and Soo-Ja Schijf are the senior partners who oversee work for clients such as Unisys, VodafoneZiggo and Rabobank. It advises Microsoft on all its employment matters including co-governance issues relating to restructures and reorganisations.