A trusted partner with an integrated approach
Our Employment & Benefits Team advises on the full spectrum of complex employment issues including litigation and dispute resolution, (European) works councils and unions and the employment aspects of corporate transactions. We advise and represent companies in respect of (collective) dismissals, reorganizations, national and European co-determination, Collective Labor Agreements (CAOs), flexible and temporary employment relationships, drafting and negotiating employment contracts, agency and contractor arrangements, secondment, corporate governance and boardroom and senior executive issues.
Cost effective, hands-on and experienced
Through an open-minded and analytical approach, our Employment Team works in close partnership with its clients at board and management level to help with employment and co-determination related matters. Our experience enables us to act quickly and analyze problems in response to recent case law and developments.
We provide expert advice relating to employment aspects of mergers, acquisitions, outsourcings, relocations and restructurings, with extensive experience in the management of multi-jurisdictional projects. We also have extensive experience in contentious matters covering all forms of dispute resolution in the context of employment law, including litigation in individual dismissal cases and protection of restrictive covenants, such as non-competition clauses.
As matters of strategic employment law involve legal aspects outside traditional employment law, we regularly work in close partnership with our regulatory, tax, corporate, corporate governance and civil notary specialists.
Our Employment Team advises both domestic and international corporate clients and multinationals, as well as individual directors and executives.
Buren advises a Russian multinational on arbitration proceedings before the Association Français d’Arbitrage (AFA) in Paris in a dispute regarding the breach of a European distribution agreement
Buren advises a Dutch heat exchange equipment producer in arbitration proceedings before the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI) for breach of licensed trade secrets and subsequent patent
Buren advises a leading German architect and consultancy firm in a dispute with a renowned interior designer in relation to a luxury hotel realized in the UAE.
On 1 July 2017 a new law will go into effect that will put a ban on unreasonably long payment terms. The law intends to prevent large corporations from applying unreasonably long periods for paying invoices of small and medium sized suppliers
Philip ter Burg, lawyer at Buren specialized in international trade, intellectual property and litigation, has written an article on the possibilities of litigating in English before the Dutch courts in " International Litigation News"
The Netherlands, with the Rotterdam port, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, multinational corporations such as Shell, Unilever and Philips, and a large international services economy, traditionally has a very open economy.