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Rutgers & Posch

Work Department

Employment, Pensions & Benefits




Dirk Jan is one of the founding partners of Rutgers & Posch. He is a boardroom counselor and acts as mediator on organisational issues and collaborations between institutions. He supervised complex restructurings and reorganisations, where he was responsible for stakeholder management, in the financial sector, the public sector, the media industry, the healthcare industry and in other lines of business.

Dirk Jan draws in this capacity on his experience as a specialist employment lawyer, where he advises domestic and international clients on mergers, reorganisations, dismissals, co-determination and statutory boards issues. He also leverages experience as board member and supervisory board member of several institutions.

Before founding Rutgers & Posch, Dirk Jan was a partner at various law firms including DLA Piper. He also worked for firms in New York and Washington D.C.  He is frequently invited to speak at international conferences.


He is a member of the Dutch Employment Law Association, and a guest lecturer at VU University Amsterdam. Dirk Jan is Past Chair of the Diversity and Equality Law Committee and the Global Employment Institute of the International Bar Association.

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Employment

Rutgers & Posch combines corporate and employment expertise to actively assist clients with the employment aspects of corporate matters such as M&A transactions, restructurings, and reorganisations. Dismissals are also regularly handled by the team and it is well versed in assisting works councils with a slew of employment issues. The team is co-led by employment specialists Tijmen Noordoven, Inge de Laat, and Dirk Jan Rutgers. Also key to the team are Annemarth Hiebendaal and Annemeijne Zwager.