Maartje Govaert is an employment lawyer (advocaat) based in Amsterdam, and is head of our employment practice. She specialises in all aspects of employment law, including works' council issues, restructuring and reorganisations, outsourcing, pensions, data protection, discrimination/harassment issues and the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious work.
Maartje has extensive experience in individual and collective employment law matters. She has advised numerous national and international companies on the employment aspects of cross-border acquisitions in relation to restructurings, reorganisations and outsourcing projects, including negotiations with works’ councils and unions on social plans. Maartje also advises on corporate governance and remuneration issues, executive appointments and terminations. Much of her work has an international angle. She has particular expertise in handling highly sensitive and confidential matters affecting employers and works’ councils.
Maartje has 14 years of experience practising employment law in London, New York and Amsterdam. She previously worked at another leading global law firm. She currently advises various Dutch and international companies in their day-to-day business on all employment related law issues on an ongoing basis. Maartje was also appointed as a member of the Expert Committee on the A2 Maastricht project, relating to the alleged underpayment of foreign workers.
Maartje graduated in Law and holds a LL.M master’s degree at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. She cum laude finished a post academic study at the University of Amsterdam.
- Advocaat, qualified in the Netherlands
Rankings and recognitions
- Recommended for employment
Legal 500 EMEA 2016
- “a very practical lawyer. She is passionate, really stands up for my interests and is solution driven.”
Chamber Europe NL 2016
Memberships and activities
- Dutch Association of Employment Lawyers (VAAN)
- European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA)
- Association of Employment Lawyers (VvA)
- Amsterdam Association of Employment Lawyers (VAAA)
- Platform Outsourcing the Netherlands (PON)
- Association of Corporate Litigation
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13 juni 2017
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Dinsdag 29 november
Proposed changes to the current Working Conditions Act (Arbeidsomstandighedenwet) (the Act) are expected to have a direct impact on all companies in the Netherlands..
March 03, 2017
Hiring contractors or temporary employment agencies that employ foreign workers, can create financial risks of which you should be aware..
November 11, 2016
Maartje Govaert, a partner and employment lawyer in the Amsterdam office of global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright, argues that a new Dutch whistleblowing law offers .
December 03, 2015
Maartje Govaert has been appointed as a member of the Expert Committee on the A2 Maastricht project in relation to the alleged underpayment of foreign workers..
December 22, 2013