Maartje Govaert, CPL

Global Head of Employment and Labor
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

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

Maartje Govaert, CPL


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Maartje Govaert is Norton Rose Fulbright's Global Head of Employment and Labour, and an employment and certified pension lawyer based in Amsterdam. She 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
  • Orde van Advocaten: Maartje Govaert heeft in het rechtsgebiedenregister van de Nederlandse orde van advocaten de volgende rechtsgebieden geregistreerd: Arbeidsrecht
  • 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


Transforming Workplace

Publication | January 19, 2022

Returning to the workplace and future of work

Publication | September 2021

Change management

Publication | July 01, 2021

Seizing opportunities: Restructuring of the workforce

Webinar | May 27, 2021