Koen Vermeulen

Koen Vermeulen

Koen Vermeulen is your sparring partner for all questions relating to labour relations and pension. He has more than ten years of consultancy and litigation experience in private labour law and public civil service law. Koen also advises businesses and individuals on all civil aspects of pension schemes.

His services also consist of providing presentations to employers, municipalities and works councils on developments in the field of labour relations, employee participation and pensions. Koen has a (pro) active commitment to the interests of his clients. In addition, he combines a practical approach with his scientific interests, which transpires from his publications and lecturing which include a.o. several years in the field of collective labour law (collective bargaining law) with the post academic specialist training Labour Law, organised by Leiden University.

Netherlands Bar – register of legal practice areas

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

  • Civil service law
  • Employment law

This registration obliges him 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.

Curriculum Vitae

Lawyer/associate partner

Employment law
Civil service law
Pension law
Employee participation law

Lawyer with GMW lawyers The Hague
Lawyer with BarentsKrans The Hague
Lawyer with Pels Rijcken The Haguec

Law, Leiden University
Post academic training Labour Law (PALA), Erasmus University Rotterdam/VU
Pension law, Oysterwijck College/Akkermans & Partners

Secondary activities
Member Complaints Committee Employee Affairs Urban District Haaglanden
Disciplinary Judge Royal Dutch Hockey Association (KNHB)
Assistant editorial board Journal for Civil Service Law (TAR)
Teacher Post Academic Legal Education, Leiden University (collective labour law and the right to strike, civil service law)
Teacher Law At Web
Author of Reeds Business’ Database Legal Status Civil Servants (civil service law)

Association of Dutch Labour Law Attorneys (VAAN)
The Hague Association of Labour Law Attorneys
Labour Law Association
Association Sport and Law
Association Civil servant & Law

SDU Commentary Labour law article by article, section “Minimum wage and holiday pay”
“Approval Works Council Pensions”, September 2013, Representation
“Breaking news: Central Appeals Tribunal introduces dismissal formula”, TAR 2013/5
Annotation Court of Appeal Amsterdam 19 June 2012, JIN 2012/131 (Rasmussen)
“Civil servants will become ordinary employees”, TAP 2011, no. 2.
“ Right of inspection and rectification in the Personal Data Protection Act: unknown unloved”, TAP 2009, no. 6.
“ Dealing with dysfunctional employees: is there more structure now?”, Arbeid Integraal 2008/4.
Brabant/Van Uffelen anno 2007, SMA April 2007
“Immediate dismissal when facts are deemed partially proven”, Bedrijfsjuridische berichten August 2006
“Netting arrangements”, ArbeidsRecht 2006, 22

Dutch, English, German

What clients say about Koen

“Besides having a high degree of knowledge, Koen is one of those rare individuals who can provide clear instructions and recommendations. I am not a Dutch speaker but that was not a problem to Koen since he is fluent in English. I have no hesitation in recommending Koen’s services.”

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