Every day we are engaged in the largest and most complex employment projects in the Netherlands. Governmental bodies as well as private parties are increasingly calling on Pels Rijcken where matters of prime importance are at stake. We are involved with the latest developments related to employment law. The cases we handle often has a public impact due to their financial, social or political relevance. We work closely with the Supreme Court litigation practice group. Consequently, the team is involved in employment law proceedings which are conducted before the highest Dutch court.



We represent a unique range of clients with the highest profiles including not only listed (international) companies, but also the State of the Netherlands, all ministries, several provinces and (large) municipalities. In the area of pension law, the team represents large employers, pension funds and the DNB regulator.


Widely recognised

Our knowledge and expertise is widely recognised in the market. Not only do (new) clients come to us for the complicated issues, we are also represented in the boards and committees of important professional associations and journal editorial teams. Furthermore, our lawyers provide lectures for the most prestigious postgraduate employment law courses in the Netherlands as well as they speak frequently during seminars. We also make our knowledge and expertise accessible online through knowledge portals for example and we recently launched Blogarbeidsrecht and our employment law LinkedInpage.


Sandra van Heukelom

Sandra van Heukelom-Verhage | Employment | Partner

+31 70 515 39 61 | sandra.vanheukelom@pelsrijcken.nl |

Sandra van Heukelom-Verhage is an all-round lawyer who is used to providing public authorities and private parties with in-depth assistance regarding complex issues. She is presently advising on the implementation of the Work and Security Act as well as on one of the most radical changes to the public employment law system of the last decades, the upcoming Standardisation of the Legal Status of Public Servants. In addition, she deals with decentralisation and cooperation through networking in the public domain. Sandra often lectures at universities and postgraduate institutes.