Employment law

Broad and specialist expertise

Boontje Advocaten & Mediators has focused on employment law since it was founded in 2001. Our broad expertise in this field of law allows us to serve our clients in a wide range of sectors, from small and medium-sized enterprises, listed companies and internationally operating companies, to public and semi-public authorities and non-profit organisations. We offer legal advice at all levels, from boardroom to individual employees. Our services are characterised by high quality and reliability, specialist expertise and personal involvement. We aim for long-term relationships with our clients and sustainable solutions for their issues and conflicts in the workplace.

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Employment Law Plus

All our lawyers have broad knowledge of employment law. They are furthermore specialists in one or more aspects of employment law. We have set up ten practice groups that focus on each of those aspects. All of our lawyers are members of one or more of those practice groups on the basis of their areas of expertise. We refer to this as our Employment Law Plus formula. Clients can directly contact the appropriate practice group in each individual case. They are then represented by the most appropriate lawyer for the case. Where necessary, we call on the expertise and experience of our fellow specialists in other practice groups.

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Mission and core values

Our mission is to unburden our clients, allowing them to focus on what matters most to them. We want to reach genuine resolution of employment disputes, to share our knowledge, and to contribute to legal development. In this way, we make a meaningful contribution to our clients and society.

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International network

Boontje is the only Dutch firm that is affiliated with the Employment Law Alliance (ELA): a worldwide network of law firms that, like Boontje, specialises in employment law. Boontje maintains excellent contacts with the lawyers of the affiliated network firms, which allows us to quickly put clients that operate internationally in touch with the right law firm abroad.


Mediation is a different approach to conflict management, opting for the harmony model rather than the tournament model. No polarisation and legal battle, but a faster route to a solution, whereby the parties themselves remain in control and jointly attempt to solve their dispute. The mediator helps the parties to restore communication and assists in the  

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negotiations towards an outcome that is acceptable to both parties. Several lawyers at Boontje have completed the mediator training course. Two registered mediators currently work at our office: Dianne van Moerkerk and Wouter Hes. They are all demonstrably qualified and experienced in the field of employment law and with respect to partnerships.