Maartje Govaert, CPL

Head of Employment and Labour, Europe, Middle East and Asia; Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

The Netherlands
T:+31 20 462 9329
Maartje Govaert, CPL

Maartje Govaert, CPL


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Maartje Govaert is an employment and certified pension lawyer based in Amsterdam. She is head of our employment and labour practice and has extensive experience of all aspects of employment law, including: works' council issues; restructuring and  reorganizations; outsourcing; pensions; data protection; discrimination and harassment issues; and the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious work.

Maartje has a wealth of knowledge of individual and collective employment law matters. She has advised numerous national and international companies on the employment aspects of cross-border acquisitions, restructurings, reorganizations, employment conditions and outsourcing projects. This includes negotiating with works councils and unions on social plans.

Maartje also advises on corporate governance and remuneration issues (including pensions), executive appointments and terminations. Much of her work has an international angle. She has particular knowledge of handling highly sensitive and confidential matters affecting employers and works' councils.

Professional experience

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  • Advocaat, qualified in the Netherlands
  • Legal 500 EMEA, 2016, recommended for employment
  • Chamber Europe NL, 2016, described as “a very practical lawyer" and "passionate, really stands up for my interests and is solution driven.
  • 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