Jaap van Slooten

Netherlands

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Strawinskylaan 2001
P.O. Box 75640
1070 AP Amsterdam

Tel: +31 20 546 06 51
Fax: +31 20 546 01 23

Email: jaap.vanslooten@stibbe.com
Web: www.stibbe.com

Jaap primarily assists clients through challenging employment litigious cases.

He litigates against unions on some of the most complex cases in the Netherlands. He also deals with collective employment issues such as company closures and strikes.

Jaap’s expertise in litigation also encompasses pension matters for employers and pensions funds, regarding indexation and additional payment matters. Furthermore, Jaap handles management issues such as dismissal and reward.

He is a professor at the University of Amsterdam lecturing pension and employment law. In addition, he is co-editor of Holland’s most used commentary on Dutch employment law, “Tekst & Commentaar Arbeidsrecht”, and has written many articles on employment and pension law.

By the very nature of this area of law, matters can be sensitive, urgent and at times, both. In response, we act promptly and decisively providing strategic, tailored advice to our clients.

On the menu to the right you will find a list of specialisms we provide both to domestic and international businesses.

Amongst a broad spectrum of expertise, we have a special focus in complex strategic employment law issues such as executive remuneration, equal pay, flexible work solutions and restructuring issues. Litigation is also an inseparable component of our work and we act on matters relating to various employment and pensions issues. In this field we have been involved in many litigation cases against unions, groups of employees and executives.

Our experience also encompasses negotiating and drafting employment contracts, compensation and benefits schemes, collective bargaining agreements and advising on the many legal constraints of a dismissal.

As strategic employment law matters entail legal aspects beyond traditional employment law, we regularly work in close partnership with our regulatory, tax, corporate and corporate governance specialists.

From our main offices in Amsterdam, Brussels and Luxembourg, together with our branch offices in Dubai, Hong Kong, London and New York, we handle our clients’ legal challenges both locally and cross-border.

As a specialist firm, our lawyers work in multidisciplinary teams with an aim to deliver pragmatic advice. We build close business relationships with our clients that range from local and multinational corporations to state organisations and public authorities. We realise that understanding their commercial objectives, their position in the market and their sector or industry, allows us to render suitable and effective advice.

In addition to our own international presence, we collaborate closely with other top-tier firms for cross-border matters outside our home jurisdictions. These relations are non-exclusive and enable us to assemble a tailor-made, integrated team of lawyers with the best expertise and contacts for each specific matter. This guarantees efficient coordination on cross-border transactions throughout a multitude of legal areas, whatever their complexity and nature.

“Clients say pensions and employment lawyer Jaap van Slooten “really stands out from the rest – not just because of his knowledge, but also because of how he works. His attitude is very pragmatic and he is not afraid to take a risk. The way in which he advises and discusses matters is very impressive.”
Chambers & Partners, 2015