Ms Soo-Ja Schijf > 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

Labour & Employment Group




Soo-Ja has broad experience in acting on behalf of international companies on a wide range of employment and co-governance matters relating to the Netherlands or in cross-border situations. This includes restructuring and collective redundancy, outsourcing and TUPE projects and negotiations with works councils and trade unions. Soo-Ja also gives strategic advice on complex international projects and on board member appointments and terminations.

Soo-Ja is an active member of the Dutch Employment Lawyers Association, the International Bar Association and the European Employment Lawyers Association and regularly gives employment training to in-house counsels, HR-teams and lawyers.



Dutch, English


Member of Employment Lawyer Association (VvA)
Member of Employment Lawyers Association Amsterdam (VAAA)
Member of International Bar Association (IBA)
Member of European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA)
Member of Privacy Law Association (VPR)


Law, University of Utrecht, 2006
Law, University of Victoria, 2005

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.