Firm Profile > Bronsgeest Deur Advocaten > AMSTERDAM, Netherlands

Bronsgeest Deur Advocaten

Netherlands > Employment Tier 3

Bronsgeest Deur Advocaten offers clients international coverage through its membership of Ius Laboris, an employment and labour law alliance. Its broad practice includes expertise in individual and collective redundancies, co-determination rights, negotiations with trade unions, remuneration issues, TUPE and M&A-related employment matters. Certified data protection officer Philip Nabben co-heads the practice with Benjamin Vaandrager and Hylda Wiarda.

Practice head(s):

Philip Nabben; Benjamin Vaandrager; Hylda Wiarda

Key clients


McDonald’s Netherlands


Michael Page


Lufthansa Cargo

Canon Europe





Air Liquide Medical

Dutch Glycerin Refinery


Ariston Thermo Group

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
(1) Negotiations with trade unions; (2) Co-determination rights; (3) The employment law aspects of mergers and acquisitions Benjamin Vaandrager +31 (0)20 305 3686
(1) Mediation; (2) Individual and collective redundancies Cathelijn Derks +31 (0)20 305 3338
(1) Reviewing remuneration systems; (2) Employment agreements and enforcement of non-compete clauses Hylda Wiarda +31 (0)20 305 3331
(1) Privacy law - GDPR; (2) Transfer of undertakings; (3) In- and outsourcing of personnel Philip Nabben +31 (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 (