Mr Michiel van Haelst > Vestius > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Vestius
HERENGRACHT 584
1017 CJ AMSTERDAM
Netherlands

Work Department

Employment law

Position

Main focus is on individual dismissals, collective layoffs, transfers of business (mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing, harmonization of employment conditions and works council issues), non-competition issues, employer liability, employment contracts, including (international) secondment, collective bargaining agreements and personnel data registration issues with the Dutch Data Protection Authority.

Career

From 1996 to 2004 Michiel worked at BakerMcKenzie. In early 2004 he switched to Vestius.
Other positions:

  • supervisory board member Stadsgoed (public-private investment and management company of the municipality of Amsterdam, housing corporation Stadgenoot and Syntrus Achmea Real Estate & Finance (SAREF))
  • Editorial Board Member of PO-Online (E-WISE Online Permanent Education Institute)

Languages

Dutch, English

Memberships

Member of the Employment Lawyers Association (VAAN) and the European Employment Law Association (EELA), member of the editor board of PO-Online, a provdier of permanent education for lawyers.

Education

  • Employment Law postgraduate specialist course, Grotius Academy (2000)
  • Corporate Law postgraduate specialist course, Grotius Academy (2018)
  • Dutch Civil Law, University of Leiden (1996)
  • University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom (1995-1996)

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Employment

Vestius acts for large international and domestic companies, with a focus on corporate and employment law. Recent work has included reorganisations, dismissals and Covid-19-related matters. The team is headed by Bart de Vroe  and Michiel van Haelst; with de Vroe recommended for transactional employment matters and van Haelst handling litigation.