Vestius > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Firm Profile


Netherlands > Employment Tier 5

Vestius has been increasing involved in employment matters relating to contracts, in addition to advising on corporate employment mandates such as restructurings, mergers, and collective dismissals. Bart de Vroe and Michiel van Haelst co-lead the team; de Vroe is the go-to for the employment elements of corporate transactions and is well versed in dealing with works councils, while van Haelst is experienced in individual dismissals, collective layoffs and transfer of business cases.

Practice head(s):

Bart de Vroe; Michiel van Haelst


‘The Vestius team is always very well prepared in respect of the facts and findings of the specific case. They know their clients and the needs of their clients. They distribute a newsletter that gives a very good insight into the evolution of Dutch employment law.’

‘Michiel van Haelst is an expert in labour law, is accessible, and gives practical advice regarding all interests. Very pleasant to work with!’

‘Bart de Vroe, after many years of working with him, still surprises me with his knowledge and his creative way of looking at a case. He challenges clients in a good way and is eager to get the best results!

‘The Vestius team give good and fast support, investigating when there are labour law-related issues in transactions. In employee-related issues, they manage the process properly to get the optimal result for the client.’

‘Michiel van Haelst is an outstanding employment lawyer whose solution-oriented approach makes him a pleasure to work with.’

‘They are ahead of the game and always keep me informed of what’s new and what’s coming up. And they make an extra effort to understand our business and look for solutions for our dilemmas. They always have a very personal approach. Their team is multi-skilled and they have an expert for any area of law.’

‘The team have a sense of humour, make complex matters simple, and think in terms of solutions instead of possible roadblocks.’

‘Bart de Vroe is a brilliant lawyer.’

Key clients






Cesi – Kema

Collins Foods


Fontys Hogescholen

Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANP)

GIGA Storage

Greif Nederland

AFS Group


Urban Outfitters (Betent)


InShoring Pros

Work highlights

  • Advised FedEx on the Dutch law on foreign workers in order to draw up a policy for applications for work permits by foreign truck drivers.
  • Acted for Sandvik in an appeal against the government’s decision relating to the repayment of the NOW subsidy granted during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Assisted Advario with the employment issues relating to the relocation of Oiltanking’s headquarters from Amsterdam and Hamburg to Rotterdam.

Netherlands > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 6

Vestius is a boutique firm with 'a good grasp of what is required in M&A transactions', and the practice has seen an expansion into handling commercial contract law matters. Helger Kamerman is experienced in handling cross-border transactions, particularly in the mid-market range, and garners praise for being ‘responsive, fast-thinking and has a good feel for the atmosphere of transactions'. Sander Pieroelie is ‘analytically strong and comes up with practical solutions', and co-heads the practice with Kamerman.

Practice head(s):

Helger Kamerman; Sander Pieroelie


‘Vestius is a small and highly effective firm with short lines and fast service.’

‘Helger Kamerman is by far the most senior partner delivering even more than you would expect from the experienced lawyer he is. Kamerman has strong negotiation skills and very effective contract writing skills.’

‘A loyal and knowledgeable team that puts client needs first and acts accordingly.’

‘Sander Pieroelie is reliable, analytically strong and comes up with practical solutions. A rock solid lawyer!’

‘Vestius has a good grasp of what is required in M&A transactions. In SME transactions they take a concise, practical approach to contracts that suits the SME market. When required, they respond swiftly and accurately.’

‘I enjoy working with Helger Kamerman, as he is responsive, fast-thinking and has a good feel for the atmosphere of transactions.’

‘A trustworthy M&A law firm in the Netherlands formed of experienced partners with a reputable track record. They are down-to-earth, sharp and always act in the best interests of client.’

‘Highly experienced and with a common sense and hands-on approach.’

Key clients

Vereniging Veronica/V-Ventures

GIGA Storage





European Directories (EDSA)

InShoring Pros

Collins Foods




Work highlights

  • Advised GIGA Storage on the investment by Rabo Investments and a second round of investments by several informal investors.
  • Advised Publitas on the acquisition of WePublish.

Vestius Advocaten is a specialist law firm with its office in Amsterdam. Vestius Advocaten focuses entirely on employment law, corporate law and contract law. The lawyers view cases not only from a purely legal point of view. The key features of Vestius Advocaten are a pragmatic approach and an alertness to the clients’ needs.

Department Name Email Telephone
Employment Michiel van Haelst +31(0)205210693
Employment Anna Görgün +31 (0)205210710
Employment Bart de Vroe +31(0)205210697
Mergers and acquisitions Helger Kamerman +31(0)205210692
Commercial contracts Sander Pieroelie +31(0)205210706
Photo Name Position Profile
Sabine Chan photo Ms Sabine Chan Sabine works as associate within the corporate law section of Vestius, where…
Anna Görgün photo Ms Anna Görgün Anna is a driven employment lawyer. She primarily represents employers and senior…
Helger Kamerman photo Mr Helger Kamerman Helger is the founding partner of Vestius and specializes in mergers and…
Puck Keurentjes photo Ms Puck Keurentjes Puck works as an associate within the employment law department of Vestius…
Sander Pieroelie photo Mr Sander Pieroelie Sander specializes in contract law. He has broad experience in drawing up…
Jan Trap photo Mr Jan Trap In the course of his career Jan has represented a great many…
Bart de Vroe photo Mr Bart de Vroe Bart specializes in employment law, both contentious and non-contentious. His work includes…
Michiel van Haelst photo Mr Michiel van Haelst Main focus is on individual dismissals, collective layoffs, transfers of business (mergers…