Wijnand Blom > Eversheds Sutherland (Netherlands) B.V. > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Eversheds Sutherland (Netherlands) B.V.
DE CUSERSTRAAT 85A
1081 CN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
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Work Department

Wijnand leads the Employment and labour law practice group of the Amsterdam office. He started his career with Loyens & Loeff in 2000 and has worked as a lawyer with Eversheds since 2008. Wijnand has specialized in remuneration structures, collective dismissals and co-determination. He is strongly focused on the corporate and international aspects of employment law and works closely with advisors in other disciplines.

Relevant expertise:

  • Succesfully defended LyondellBasell against a union-led strike in 3 chemical plants. 
  • Succesfully defended Hallmark Netherlands and Hallmark Belgium in multi-jurisdiction litigation, initiated by two former directors.
  • Assisted American Express in employment and works council issues re the sale of its B2B tour operator Travel Impressions to Apple Leisure Group. 
  • Advised DS Smith on collective dismissal.
  • Advised financial institutions about the Dutch Bonus Cap.
  • Assisted in many executive dismissals including variable pay issues.

Top clients:

LyondellBasell
Hallmark
Rolls-Royce

Memberships:

Wijnand is a member of the Netherlands Employment Lawyers Association and the European Employment Lawyers Association.

Publications:

JIN 2013/127 - EU Court of Justice Parkwood (about transfer of undertaking and collective labour agreements);
Employment Law in Europe, Third Edition, Chapter The Netherlands
Author/editor Bloomsbury, ISBN 978 1 78043 114 7;
Tijdschrift voor ArbeidsRecht, “Naar een beter bonusbeleid” 2010/23 (about variable pay).

Awards and rankings:

Legal 500 2016
Chambers Europe 2016
Chambers Europe 2015
Chambers Europe 2014

 

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Wijnand leidt de praktijkgroep Arbeidsrecht en Medezeggenschap van het Amsterdamse kantoor. Hij startte zijn carrière bij Loyens & Loeff in 2000 en werkt als advocaat bij Eversheds sinds 2008. Wijnand heeft zich gespecialiseerd in beloningsstructuren, collectief ontslag medezeggenschap. Hij is sterk gefocused op de ondernemingsrechtelijke en internationale aspecten van het arbeidsrecht en werkt nauw samen met adviseurs in andere disciplines.

Relevante expertise:

  • Verdedigde LyondellBasell tegen een vakbondsstaking in 3 chemische fabrieken. De rechtbank verbood dit grotendeels.
  • Verdedigde Hallmark Netherland en België in rechtzaken over meerdere jurisdicties, aangespannen door twee voormalige directeuren.
  • Assisteerde American Express over arbeids- en medezeggenschapskwesties inzake de verkoop van haar B2B tour operator Travel Impressions aan Apple Leisure Group. 
  • Advisering van DS Smith over collectief ontslag.
  • Adviseerde financiële instellingen over de Bonus Cap.
  • Assisteerde in veel directeursontslagen inclusief variabele beloning kwesties.

Top cliënten:

LyondellBasell
Hallmark
Rolls-Royce

Lidmaatschappen:

Wijnand is lid van de Vereninging van Arbeidsrecht Advocaten Nederland en van de European Employment Lawyers Association.

Publicaties:

JIN 2013/127 - EU Court of Justice Parkwood (over overgang van onderneming en cao);
Employment Law in Europe, Third Edition, Chapter The Netherlands
Author/editor
Bloomsbury, ISBN 978 1 78043 114 7;
Tijdschrift voor ArbeidsRecht, “Naar een beter bonusbeleid” 2010/23

Awards en rankings:

Legal 500 2016
Chambers Europe 2016
Chambers Europe 2015
Chambers Europe 2014

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Position

Partner

Languages

Dutch, English and German

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Employment

Eversheds Sutherland (Netherlands) B.V. has a broad advisory practice covering general HR and labour law matters, as well as acting alongside the firm’s corporate practice to provide advice on transactional matters. The team is jointly led by Ingrid van Berkel and Wijnand Blom, who practice from the firm’s Amsterdam and Rotterdam offices respectively. van Berkel focuses on works council  issues and transactions, while Blom is highly experienced in remuneration structures and collective dismissals. Principal associate Marieke Koster is also recommended.