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Wijn & Stael Advocaten N.V.
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Work Department

Employment Law


Senior Attorney


Maaike Faber joined Wijn & Stael in 2015, focusing her practice on labor and employment law. She represents employers and employees in numerous labor and employment cases involving individual and collective termination of employment, co-determination and collective bargaining agreements. She is well-versed in the Senior Executives in the Public and Semi-Public Sector (Standards for Remuneration) Act (WNT).

Pragmatic Advice and Transparent Communication
Maaike is a down-to-earth, enthusiastic and pragmatic attorney. Clients can count on her for actionable advice. She engages clients in every strategic deliberation, giving them her honest opinion about the case. Her passion for labor and employment law is palpable: “The relationship between employers and employees is characterized by inequality and dependence, even though the legal practice is constantly changing. That’s what makes disputes in this area so complicated. I became an attorney to help people navigate the many legal pitfalls and to achieve the best possible result based on the law.”

Publications and Blogs on Labor and Employment Law
Prior to coming to Wijn & Stael, Maaike worked at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek and Shell. She regularly publishes legal articles, writes notes for the Jurisprudentie Arbeidsrecht (JAR) [Labor and Employment Law Jurisprudence] and posts blogs on the labor and employment law website of Sdu.


  • Member, VAAMN – Association of Employment Lawyers of Central Netherlands
  • Member, VAAN – Association of Employment Lawyers of the Netherlands


  • Labor and Employment Law, Postgraduate, cum laude, 2014, Erasmus University
  • Dutch Law, cum laude, 2009, University of Groningen

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Employment

The employment practice at Wijn & Stael Advocaten N.V. is jointly led by Else Loes Pasma and Leendert Kruidenier, with Pasma advising on complex governance, compliance, and integrity issues, while mediator Kruidenier assists with complex dismissals and restructurings. The firm often advises shareholders and supervisory boards of companies, trade unions, and works councils on a range of non-contentious employment issues and disputes. The practice is particularly well known for handling employment matters involving foreign senior executives. Maaike Faber and Karlijn van der Heijden are the go-to contacts for works councils issues.