Mr Marcus Huisman > Bird & Bird LLP > The Hague, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Bird & Bird LLP
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Work Department

Employment, Telecoms, Media and entertainment.


Marcus has been managing partner of Bird & Bird in The Hague since 2015. He is a partner in the International HR Services Practice. He advises and litigates on the full spectrum of employment-related matters and focuses particularly on corporate employment law. With over 20 years of experience, Marcus often provides strategic advice on corporate restructurings, disciplinary procedures and management issues, such as the dismissal and reward of board members and executives. In addition, Marcus is particularly experienced in advising on complex employees’ representation issues and litigation, including litigation at the Amsterdam Entrepreneurial Chamber. Marcus’ client base includes multinationals, educational institutions and health care institutions, as well as works councils and board members.


Marcus started his legal career as an employment lawyer in 1995. He joined Bird & Bird in 2013. He regularly speaks at client seminars.


Dutch and English


Marcus is a member of the Rotterdam Employment Lawyers Association and the Association of Employment Law.


Marcus has a degree in Private and Company Law from the University of Groningen. Marcus also studied company law at the University of Göttingen in Germany. Marcus was admitted to the bar in 1995.

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Employment

Bird & Bird LLP‘s team head Philip Hartman is a ‘brilliant lawyer with a doggish and can-do attitude‘. The group is considered ‘excellent – with extensive experience and a deep bench’ and a ‘strong footing in European works council matters and cross-border transactions‘. It provides advice on the gamut of employment matters to clients such as Teva, Philip Morris, and Bureau Veritas.  Partner Marcus Huisman is a key contact in the team.