Mr Nils van Dijkman > Heussen > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Employment law


Nils is a partner in the employment law practice. He advises on various employment law matters, with a particular emphasis on reorganisations, employment law aspects of mergers and acquisitions, industrial relations, cross-border employment and employee participation issues (works councils). He advises both Dutch and international companies, as well as their executives. Nils was Chairman of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands (2007-2015) and has been awarded the title of Honorary Member. Nils heads HEUSSEN’s Sweden Desk.


Before joining Heussen, Nils was a partner at one of the major law firms in the Netherlands. Previously he worked for the Dutch Landwell firm (and its predecessors), the corresponding law firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers. After graduating from Leiden University in 1990 Nils worked for Trenité Van Doorne in Rotterdam (predecessor of Simmons & Simmons in the Netherlands) in the corporate and employment law practice.


Dutch, Swedish, English.


Member of The Amsterdam Bar. Nils is also member of VAAN (Dutch employment lawyers association), EELA (European Employment Lawyers Association) and the IBA (International Bar Association)..


Law degree Leiden University (1988).

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Employment

The team at Heussen ‘distinguishes itself by the no-nonsense culture with which cases are handled‘. The group has international capabilities and a number of foreign desks. Nils E. W. van Dijkman ‘gives his full attention, even on short notice, to every problem put before him‘. The team acted on behalf of the shareholders of Kijkshop in a dispute related to the dismissal of the managing director which included litigation. Niels van Gelder, who has a focus on Japan-related work, advised Kobelco on the employment issues that arose from a merger.