Mrs Katja van Kranenburg-Hanspians > CMS > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Employment & Pensions, Technology, Media & Communications




Katja heads the Employment Group and the Technology, Media & Communications Sector Group of CMS in the Netherlands. As an employment lawyer, she advises (international) companies about high profile employment law matters. Her pragmatic and straightforward way of working enables companies to take strategic decisions. She is very much interested in the new technologies and skills and the impact & opportunities of technology on work.

Her enthusiasm for technology and skills comes together in her role as Lead of the Human Capital Agenda of the Dutch Blockchain Coalition and of the Netherlands AI Coalition. The joint focus is to speed up the knowledge of blockchain and AI in education, to support organizations in getting a better understanding of the changes in their industries when working with these technologies and to increase opportunities for students, employees and others who seek paid work to understand the benefits of these technologies. 


Dutch, English, Armenian


  • Lead Human Capital DBC and NLAIC
  • Member of the Dutch Employment Law Association (VAAN)
  • Board member of the International Employment & Pensions PAG


  • Labour Law, Grotius Academy for Post-Graduate Law Studies

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Industry focus: Information technology

CMS is proficient in advising on ICT commercial and transactional issues, IT disputes and litigation, and GDPR implementation and enforcement. The firm caters to both Dutch and international clients across the TMC, life sciences, mobility and consumer products spaces. Katja van Kranenburg-Hanspians oversees the firm’s TMC sector group and the employment department. Simon Sanders, heading the IT practice area, is an expert in IT contracts and dispute resolution, while Rogier de Vrey, an experienced litigator, leads the IP subteam. Erik Jonkman manages the privacy and cybersecurity division, focusing on cyber incidents and data breaches.

Netherlands > Employment

The employment practice at CMS uses its global perspective and connections to advise its largely international client base on employment issues in the Netherlands. Reorganisations and related employment issues have become an increased focus of the firm, alongside advising on dismissals, collective bargaining agreements, and redundancies. Team lead Katja van Kranenburg-Hanspians is well versed in issues related to ESG and the TMT sector, often advising on whistleblower and compliance matters. Michiel van Dijk combines his sports and employment law expertise to advise sports organisations on various employment issues.