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Rutger Ploum

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Employment and Benefits, Health


Partner/Lawyer, Areas of expertise: Employment law, mediator, Individual and collective dismissal law, Reorganisations (including Collective Redundancy (Notification) Act, redundancy programmes and the Social-Economic Council's mergers code) Collective employment agreement issues', Dismissal of statutory directors, Competition law, Pension law.


Rutger advises and litigates in the field of employment law. Within that field, he focuses on individual and collective dismissal law, reorganisations (including the Collective Redundancy (Notification) Act, redundancy programmes and the Social-Economic Council's mergers code), employment contracts, collective employment agreement issues, engagement agreements, appointment and dismissal of statutory directors, disciplinary measures, employee sickness absenteeism, competition law and pension law. Rutger works for both large (stock-exchange listed) companies and medium-sized companies and foundations. In addition, he specialises in dismissal of statutory directors. He is well known for high quality, quick and helpfull assistance.


Dutch, English, German


Association of Employment Lawyers of the Netherlands, Association of Employment Lawyers of Rotterdam, Dutch Employment Law Association, Dutch Association for Privacy Law.


Rutger graduated from Leiden in 1989, after which he completed an internship at the Dutch embassy in Jakarta which involved setting up trade missions between the Netherlands and Indonesia. After this, he started work as a lawyer in Rotterdam. In 1995, he was one of the seven founders of Ploum Lodder Princen. After completing the Post-Graduate Programme in Employment Law in 2000, in 2009 Rutger completed a course in Alternative Dispute Resolution at the University of Amsterdam in 2009. As a result, besides being a lawyer and partner he is also a mediator.



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Rutger Ploum - Ploum

Within: Employment

The Ploum team 'is practical and thinks like an entrepreneur' and is considered 'very agile with high regard for integrity'. Rutger Ploum 'is entrepreneurial and has an eye for the human dimension' and together with senior associate Astrid van Toledo makes 'a leading team in quality and sheer influence'. Simon Tan, who joined the team from EVERSHEDS SUTHERLAND (NETHERLANDS) B.V., now co-heads the team with Ploum. Unilever, Samsung, and Kuwait Petroleum Netherlands are some of its clients and it handles a range of matters for GEA including health safety regulations, dismissals, and non-compete disputes. Peter de Waal left to join Windt Le Grand Leeuwenburgh.

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