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HERENGRACHT 584, 1017 CJ AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
Tel:
Work +31 20 521 0690
Fax:
Fax +31 20 521 0699
Email:
Web:
www.vestius.com
Vestius, Michiel van Haelst, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS

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Michiel van Haelst

Tel:
Work +31 20 5210 693
Email:
Vestius

Work Department

Emplyment law

Position

Main focus is on individual dismissals and collective layoffs. Also, Michiel advises regularly on transfers of business (mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing, harmonization of employment conditions and works council issues). Has a significant experience in 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 where he became a partner.

Languages

Dutch, English

Member

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

Michiel studied law at the University of Leiden (graduated in 1996).


Netherlands

Employment

Within: Employment

Vestius’ practice is β€˜very flexible and service-minded’. β€˜Highly skilled, creative’ managing partner Bart de Vroe has β€˜a deep knowledge of employment law’; he advised Sandvik Mining and Construction on its global reorganisation. Group head Michiel van Haelst is β€˜trustworthy and very experienced’; Bas Derhaag and of counsel Jan Trap are also recommended.

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