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Bronsgeest Deur Advocaten

Netherlands > Employment Tier 4

Bronsgeest Deur Advocaten handles a broad range of employment matters, including a range of contentious matters, individual and collective redundancies, negotiations with trade unions and collective labour law. Cathelijn Derks joined as partner from Sterc arbeidsrecht advocaten in March 2021 and now heads the team alongside Philip Nabben, Benjamin Vaandrager and Hylda Wiarda.


‘The firm in general has always been ready to support us, providing a fast and good service when needed on short notice’.

‘Helpful, friendly and approachable’.

‘Close to the business with a strong communication and forward thinking’.

‘Bronsgeest Deur is very strong in client interaction and able to be a true business partner when it comes to tackling very sensitive employment legislation situation, such as dealing with works councils and unions’.

‘The team is very customer oriented and available’.

‘They provided efficient and professional employment law advice to our company’.

‘Their advice has always a solid legal foundation, but is very pragmatic at the same time’.

‘Philip Nabben is an excellent employment lawyer who has helped our organisation in solving extremely difficult and sensitive situations’.

Key clients


McDonald’s Netherlands


Michael Page


Lufthansa Cargo

Canon Europe



Air Liquide Medical


DS Smith

Ariston Thermo Group

Coca Cola



CHC Helicopters

Meyn Food Processing

The firm: Bronsgeest Deur Advocaten is a leading specialist labour and employment law firm and was one of the first niche employment law firms in the Netherlands. The firm was founded in 2003 and offers clients the complete suite of labour and employment legal services as well as strategic development, advice and advocacy. The partners and associates all have an international commercial employment law background which is reflected in the broad range of Dutch and international clients and the extensive cross-border work the firm undertakes.

BDA is an active member of Ius Laboris, the world’s largest human resources law firm alliance with more than 1,400 lawyers in over 150 cities and 48 countries. Membership of the alliance facilitates a global exchange of expertise and is one of the key factors enabling the firm to support clients on major cross-border projects.

Areas of practice: BDA covers all aspects of Dutch employment law, including individual and collective redundancies, co-determination rights, negotiations with trade unions, reviewing remuneration systems, advising on the employment law issues resulting from mergers and acquisitions, transfer of undertakings, in- and outsourcing of personnel, employment agreements and enforcement of non-compete clauses.

The firm has significant contentious and employment dispute resolution expertise combined with well established relationships with specialist tax and pensions law advisors. Much of the firm’s work is cross-border, particularly in Belgium, Germany and the UK, including split salary contracts, cross-border restructuring, data transfer, employment agreements and helpdesk arrangements.

(1) Negotiations with trade unions; (2) Co-determination rights; (3) The employment law aspects of mergers and acquisitions Benjamin (0)20 305 3686
(1) Mediation; (2) Individual and collective redundancies Cathelijn (0)20 305 3338
(1) Reviewing remuneration systems; (2) Employment agreements and enforcement of non-compete clauses Hylda (0)20 305 3331
(1) Privacy law - GDPR; (2) Transfer of undertakings; (3) In- and outsourcing of personnel Philip (0)20 305 3336
Number of lawyers : 11
Ius Laboris
global human resources lawyers
Managing Partner : Philip Nabben (
Partner : Benjamin Vaandrager (
Partner : Hylda Wiarda (
Partner : Cathelijn Derks (