Godelijn Boonman

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Godelijn Boonman

Godelijn Boonman started as a lawyer with the former law firm Wladimiroff and Spong. She made the transition to GMW lawyers as a partner. For over 20 years, she has focused entirely on employment law, with international employment law playing an increasingly important role in her practice.

Godelijn advises and litigates for both domestic and international companies, organisations and embassies. In addition, she acts for employees, in particular for (statutory) directors and expatriates. She is a native speaker (English). Godelijn fights for her clients and does her utmost to achieve the best possible results. She preferably reaches amicable solutions because she knows from experience that employment proceedings often don’t produce winners. She is a specialist in her field, has extensive experience, works fast in a solution orientated manner and is an excellent negotiator. Godelijn says: “A labour dispute must be resolved within a month”.

Godelijn prepares group and individual termination agreements (including those of statutory directors and top executives of [large] companies), and conducts (dismissal) proceedings for employers and employees. Further expertise consists of advising on and drafting of (international) employment contracts, Social Plans, collective labour agreements and the harmonisation of working conditions in mergers and acquisitions, advising on documentation and dysfunction as well as assisting employers during illness of employees and their reintegration.

Netherlands Bar – register of legal practice areas

Godelijn Boonman has registered the following legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):

  • Employment law

This registration obliges her to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.

What clients say about Godelijn

“What was a very stressful situation for me personally became a more manageable situation thanks to Mrs. Godelijn M. Boonman. She was straight to the point, structured and built bridges with the other side in a pretty conflictual situation. Always following up on all interactions and very good in building an action plan. The outcome was very positive. I highly recommend Mrs. M. Boonman for all work-related conflicts.”

“Having attended a virtual presentation where Godelijn was the speaker I was immediately impressed with her open, professional and approachable manner. I engaged with Godelijn on a personal work matter, she responded very quickly and was able to give solid advice. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend GMW and have already referred a colleague/friend who was also given great service and advice. Top marks Godelijn keep up the good work!! You are a credit to your profession!!”

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