Maarten Vestering > Shearwaters > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Shearwaters
BARBARA STROZZILAAN 101
1083 HN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands

Work Department

Corporate Employment Law

Position

Co-head

Career

Maarten has been practising employment law and related litigation for over 18 years. He is a former senior lawyer of Baker McKenzie’s Amsterdam employment and pensions department. He joined Shearwaters as a partner on 1 September 2015 and co-heads the firm with Martijn van Broeckhuijsen.

Maarten advises and litigates on a broad range of Dutch and international employment matters. He has particular expertise and experience in the areas of business restructurings and downsizing of (international) workforces, compliance and investigations, executive ‘hiring and firing’, restrictive covenants and unfair competition.

Maarten is a strong litigator with a reputable track record. He is also familiar with alternative dispute resolution (e.g. mediation).

Maarten advises corporates, financial institutions and executives operating internationally, on stand-alone employment law matters and on the employment aspects of mergers, acquisitions, closures and relocations of businesses.

For the second year in a row (2018 and 2019), Maarten was named an Acritas™ star lawyer by global database Acritas. Please visit https://www.acritas.com/acritas-stars-survey for more information.

This is what clients say about Maarten:

A bold presence, exceptional knowledge, and great to work with. He is able to adapt quite easily; you can put him in different situations and he is comfortable.”

“Provides advice without allowing the heat of the situation to interfere with timing and decisions.”

Languages

Dutch, English, German

Memberships

National Association of Employment Lawyers (“VAAN”)
Regional Association of Employment Lawyers (“VvAA e.o.”)
National Association for Employment Law (“VVA”)
International Bar Association (“IBA”)
Amsterdam Bar Association
Dutch Bar Association

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Employment

Shearwaters provides boutique employment law services in the Netherlands, and has a strong base of international law firms and consultants among its clients, who it assists with the Dutch aspects of global employment matters. A key highlight is the firm’s work for Bugaboo and majority shareholder Bain Capital, in relation to a major restructuring of the former. The team is led by Martijn van Broeckhuijsen and Maarten Vestering, with the former best known for handling executive dismissals and transaction-related advisory work, while the latter focuses on restructurings and mass dismissals.