Mr Leendert Kruidenier > Wijn & Stael Advocaten N.V. > Utrecht, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Wijn & Stael Advocaten N.V.

Work Department

Employment, commercial litigation, corporate law and corporate litigation




Leendert Kruidenier has been with Wijn & Stael since 1991 and is as an attorney and partner. He focuses his practice on labor and corporate law and overlapping aspects in both areas. He counsels clients in restructuring, disputes and conflict mediation, insourcing and outsourcing, transfer of business, (individual and collective) involuntary termination of employment and reorganizations.

Leendert represents midsize and large businesses, directors, supervisory directors and senior management. He counsels, negotiates and litigates in complex cases and acts as a sparring partner for directors and regulators. He also serves as deputy judge at the District Court of The Hague and as a mediator in labor law and business conflicts.

Advocate in Heart and Soul
Leendert is an enthusiastic, pragmatic and driven lawyer with strong strategic insight, who can quickly translate complex issues into actionable solutions. He works closely with his clients and vigorously advocates for their interests. “Having justice and getting justice don’t always go hand in hand, but the challenge is to achieve the best possible result in every situation.” Leendert is a real linchpin that is, by and large, regarded as a trusted advisor. His clear and astute analysis of complex issues consistently earn him high praise from clients.

Background in Insolvency Law
Leendert draws on the experience he gained in his former 15-year career as trustee and administrator to provide advice and assist in reorganizations and restructuring.


  • Member, VCL – Corporate Litigation Association
  • Member, UOS – Utrecht Entrepreneurial Society
  • Member, VAAA – Association of Employment Lawyers of Amsterdam
  • Member, VAAN – Association of Employment Lawyers of the Netherlands
  • Member, VAAMN – Association of Employment Lawyers of Central Netherlands


  • Mediator, 2020, Dialogue
  • Financing & Securities, specialist program, 1996, Grotius Academy
  • Institut Universitair d’Études Européennes, postgraduate, 1990, Geneva
  • Civil Law, 1989, University of Groningen

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Employment

Offering a ‘solid, reliable practice’, Wijn & Stael Advocaten N.V. has experience of advising on employment matters in the payment platform and technology sectors, as well as in relation to senior executive employment matters and board disputes, corporate reorganisations and collective bargaining agreements. The practice is led by firm managing partner Else Loes Pasma, who specialises in workplace sexual harassment allegations, and Leendert Kruidenier. Associates Maaike Faber and Karlijn van der Heijden focus on works council consultations.