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BLAAK 28, 3011 TA ROTTERDAM, PO BOX 711, 3000 AS ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
Tel:
Work +31 10 440 6440
Fax:
Fax +31 10 436 4400
Email:
Web:
www.ploum.nl
Ploum, Rutger Ploum, Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS

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Rutger Ploum

Tel:
Work +31 10 440 6448
Email:
Ploum

Work Department

Employment and Benefits, Health

Position

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.

Career

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.

Languages

Dutch, English, German

Member

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

Education

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.


Netherlands

Employment

Within: Employment

The ‘fast, flexible and creative’ department at Ploum Lodder Princen is ‘hands-on, friendly and very professional’. ‘Highly knowledgeable’ group head Rutger Ploum is noted for his ‘responsiveness, political savvy and spot-on risk assessments’; he handles day-to-day employment matters for Unilever and Rabobank. Peter de Waal assisted GEA with its global restructuring.

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