MR. B.A.S. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ) assists both employers and employees in a wide range of employment matters, among which the following practice areas: a) draft and review employment agreements under Dutch employment law, for instance regarding employment agreement for a fixed term, probationary period, notice period, non-competition clause, holidays, bonus scheme, option plan, and managing directors of Dutch companies; b) draft and review employee handbooks; c) collective labor agreements in The Netherlands; d) termination of the employment agreement, redundancies, severance packages, in case of termination by mutual consent, termination proceedings before the Dutch courts, termination of employment under Dutch law for urgent cause, or dismissals of managing directors in The Netherlands and discharge litigation; e) unilateral change of conditions of employment; f) disputes regarding (unreasonable) dismissals under Netherlands law, business reorganizations and collective dismissals in The Netherlands; g) social plan under employment law in The Netherlands; h) employment aspects of the acquisition of a Dutch business; i) transfer of undertaking under Dutch law; j) foreign employees in The Netherlands – expats in Holland.- cross-border employment matters in The Netherlands; k) negotiations with Dutch trade unions and works councils; l) work place compliance (e.g. illness or other incapacity for work, back wages, discrimination or employee evaluations).


VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM litigates and files employment law proceedings in case that should be necessary, for instance in case of termination of the employment agreement due to inadequate performance or in case of economic reasons. The firm is able to advise clients over the whole range of (corporate) employment law. It renders advice on employment law regarding acquisitions, conduct pre-merger due diligence and coordinate (national and cross-border) restructuring and relocation of employees.

VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM understands that employment law issues often require a pragmatic and practical approach. The firm is experienced and committed to provide its clients with high-quality and constructive customized advice, taking the very latest developments in employment law into account. It assists in drafting your contracts, employee handbooks and advises on employment conditions. VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM assists in legally managing employment risks and provides you with strategic advice.