Mr Dirk Jan Rutgers > Rutgers & Posch > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

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 has an integrated employment practice covering pensions and corporate employment matters for the firm’s transactional clients, as well as advising on reorganisations, dismissals and works council negotiations. The practice is led by Tijmen Noordoven, Inge De Laat and Dirk Jan Rutgers.