Firm Profile > L&A Advocaten > Amsterdam, Netherlands

L&A Advocaten
De Cuserstraat 91
1081 CN Amsterdam

Employment Tier 5

L&A Advocaten is an employment boutique that handles both advisory and litigation work for corporate clients, as well as works councils and individual employees. Arlette Putker-Blees co-heads the team, and has recently advised clients on a wide range of issues including dismissals, disciplinary policies, works council negotiations, and mediation proceedings. Fellow co-head Irene Francken-van der Ven primarily acts for companies on corporate employment issues such as restrictive covenants, mass dismissals, employee privacy, and transfers of undertakings.


This firm is very skilled and proactive. Each time I used them or worked with them, their advice has been very clear, precise and delivered in a timely manner. The professionnals of L&A Advocaten are well business-oriented.

Are combination of outstanding legal skills, grit, courage and overall pleasant personalities. Direct and pragmatic advice. A genuine pleasure to work with.

Arlette Putker is an excellent employment law layer, with a hands on and no nonsense approach.

My experience with individuals like Irene Francken-van der Ven and Frederique de Jong has been nothing but positive. They are reliable professionals, understand us as their client to continiously provide practical and high quality advice. I see them as our extension where we are short in resource/time and expertise, they know how to be our partner in the employment law area. 

The team members both are clear, concise in communication, clear on what legal boundaries are, while at the same time trying to understand the drivers for the clients and how the client got into this dispute to begin with.

Key clients


Royal FloraHolland

Avery Dennison

PPHE Hotel Group

Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam

RPC Group



Baker McKenzie (Works Council)

Netherlands Development Finance Company

Klaverblad Verzekeringen

Koninklijke Jumbo


Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest

Stichting Ymere


Stichting Spirit

Elektriciteits Produktiemaatschappij Zuid-Nederland



Wolters Kluwer

Hans Anders

Stichting Woonzorgcentra Haaglanden

William Schrikker Stichting

Theater Rotterdam