Ms Hester Tonino > Pot Jonker Advocaten > Haarlem, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Pot Jonker Advocaten
Nieuwe Gracht 124
2011 NM Haarlem

Work Department

Employment Law


Partner, Head of the Employment Team


Hester Tonino specializes in employment law, healthcare law and privacy law. She is lead counsel for many health organizations. Her special areas of interest are reorganisations and health related absenteeism and reintegration guidance (including advices and procedures concerning social security). She has an additional position as Board member of the Employment Lawyers Association in Amsterdam region (VAAA). Hester is highly valued for her teaching skills and is asked by many clients to provide additional training to HR professionals.


Dutch and English


– Member of the Dutch Employment Lawyers Association (VAAN)
– The Employment Lawyers Association (VvA)
– The Employment Lawyers Association in Amsterdam region (VAAA)
– The Association for Health care and the Privacy Association.


– Master’s Degree in Dutch law (University of Amsterdam, 2002)
– Postgraduate Course Employment law (Erasmus University, 2008)

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Employment

Haarlem-based firm Pot Jonker Advocaten advises multinationals on employment issues related to their Dutch operations and is skilled at handling both advisory and litigation work. In addition to domestic employment advice, the team also advises on cross-border matters, and has handled several notable whistleblower and dismissal cases. Practice head Muriel Middeldorp is a key name for transfer of undertaking issues, as well as matters involving dual positions of managing directors. Hester Tonino combines her expertise in healthcare, privacy, and employment to advise healthcare institutions on issues such as discrimination or negotiations with works councils. Martyn Top focuses on reorganisations, the termination of employment agreements, and employee participation.