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L&A Advocaten
De Cuserstraat 91
1081 CN Amsterdam

Netherlands > Employment Tier 5

Boutique employment law specialist L&A Advocaten offers ‘a cohesive team' who 'consult well with each other’. It advises medium-sized Dutch and international companies, as well as senior executives, on TUPE, remuneration policies, dismissals, restructurings and litigation. Arlette Putker-Blees and Irene Francken-Van Der Ven head the practice. Inge Slangen recently joined from CLINT | Littler.

Other key lawyers:


‘Arlette Putker-Blees is exceptionally strong, determined, and provides outstanding advice and solutions for the most legally complex cases’.

‘This practice is unique in the way in which they are able to connect with employees from our organisation and how they are able to provide the right advice’.

‘Their legal knowledge in the field of employment law is of a high level and they know how to deal with it in a practical way’.

‘The individual employees are friendly, involved but also resolute’.

‘They remain firm in their advice even when they are strongly challenged’.

‘We are particularly impressed by the seniority, knowledge, creativity and commitment of Arlette Putker-Blees’.

‘My regular partners are always available and approachable’.

‘Thinking that goes beyond the mere legal issues’.

Key clients

BP Raffinaderij Rotterdam B.V.

Wolters Kluwer N.V.

Tele2/T-Mobile Netherlands B.V.

Coöperatie Royal FloraHolland U.A.

Avery Dennison Materials Nederland B.V.

Park Plaza Hotel Europe B.V.

Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel (Marriott Group)

Bose Products B.V.

Yamato Transport Europe B.V.


Netherlands Development Finance Company N.V. (FMO)

ICL Europe Coöperatief U.A.

Universal International Music B.V.

Vesteda Investment Management B.V.

Dwellworks LLC

Stichting Levvel

Stichting Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest

Koninklijke Jumbo B.V.

KinderRijk Holding B.V.

Work highlights

  • Provided employment law advice (transfer of undertaking) to Coöperatie Royal FloraHolland U.A. and performed the due diligence investigation on the simultaneous acquisition of four transport companies, together employing over 1,000 employees.
  • Advised AIMM Therapeutics on the shutdown of operations of an entire business site and the subsequent collective redundancy.
  • Assisted ERIKS B.V. in two successful appeal procedures regarding the legal validity of a summary dismissal.