Who we are

Citius Advocaten is a law firm situated in the in the Olympic Stadion in Amsterdam. We are active in the fields of employment law and corporate, company and commercial law. Our clients are businesses and senior employees, with whom we have strong relationships.

 

We are also regularly instructed by other law firms and lawyers who benefit from our specialist knowledge and way of working. Given our law firm’s size, our clients always have direct contact with the partner having the required expertise, who can serve them in the most effective and professional manner.

 

Team

Anita Verbeek

lawyer employment law

Anita Verbeek

lawyer employment law

verbeek@citiusadvocaten.nl
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Anita Verbeek graduated from Erasmus University in Rotterdam (EUR) and completed the Post Academic Curriculum Labor Law (PALA) in 2002. She was a local and national chairman of the Young Netherlands Bar and winner of the pleading contests of Rotterdam and Dordrecht. She was the founder and partner of one of the first employment boutique firms in Amsterdam. Before that she worked for the judiciary and for 7 years at Nauta Dutilh. Verbeek founded in 2009 the employment law boutique firm VerbeekdeCaluwé which firm merged into Citius Advocaten per the 1st of July 2017 together with DNTW Advocaten, by which the discipline is extended to corporate law. She is a member of the Dutch and European professional association for labor law lawyers and doctrine of procedural law and labor law. She deals with both collective and individual dismissal rights and engages in participation programs for both the entrepreneur and the works council. She also helps clients to conclude and terminate (cross-border) cooperation agreements, which are directly related to labor law. In addition, Verbeek advises executives and supervisors in governance issues and transition. She advises national and international clients, including companies in the healthcare, pharmaceutical and food industries, housing corporations and telecom companies.

 

For 6 years, Anita Verbeek has been active in the Dutch Center for Supervisory Directors and Directors (NCD) as vice-chairman of the member council and she was in 2012 chairman of the Royal Dutch Performing Arts Association (KNTV), an association for professional musiciens. Verbeek is board member of supervisory board in some artistic and charitable foundations. She is, among other things, the chair of the supervisory board of the foundation Buitenfonds which is related to Staatsbosbeheer en founder and chair of the board of the foundation De Amsterdamse MAVO & HAVO, the first humanist high school in the Netherlands.

Hein van Woensel

lawyer corporate law

Hein van Woensel

lawyer corporate law

vanwoensel@citiusadvocaten.nl
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Hein van Woensel read law in Amsterdam (University of Amsterdam) and is specialised in business law, including corporate, company and commercial law issues. He has practised law as an advocaat since 1992, first at Pot Jonker Advocaten in Haarlem and then as a sole practitioner in Amsterdam.

 

His practice includes leading corporate and commercial transactions and advising on business disputes. He also has substantial experience as a curator (trustee in bankruptcy / administrator) and as counsel to businesses facing or threatened by insolvency.

 

Hein has clients in a variety of sectors such as industry, manufacturing, trade and services including healthcare providers, pharma and media businesses. Many of them are well known leaders in their respective market segments.

 

Hein has undertaken post-academic courses in IT law and insolvency law and is a member of AIJA, the international association of lawyers. He is also a member of the board of the association Ondernemende Advocaten Amsterdam (“Enterprising Lawyers Amsterdam”) and editor of the online news website Kluwer Smartnewz Ondernemingsrecht.

Thea Vlot

lawyer employment law

Thea Vlot

lawyer employment law

vlot@citiusadvocaten.nl
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Thea Vlot read law in Leiden and is specialised in employment law. She has worked at various courts and at the Enterprise Chamber of the Court of Appeal of Amsterdam. She has practised law as an advocaat since 1999, first at Van Doorne and then as a sole practitioner.

 

Thea represents both employers and employees. Her cases include individual (summary) dismissals, suspensions, non-compete, non-solicitation and non-poaching disputes as well as collective employment matters such as reorganisations, restructurings and employee representation issues.

 

She advises on employment contracts, collective employment agreements and cross border employment issues.

 

Thea is part of the editorial team of the legal journal Rechtspraak Arbeidsrecht (RAR) and of the online news website Kluwer Smartnewz Arbeidsrecht. Also she is a member of AIJA, the international association of lawyers and member of the board of the association Ondernemende Advocaten Amsterdam (“Enterprising Lawyers Amsterdam”).

Olga Rote

lawyer employment law & MfN-registermediator

Olga Rote

lawyer employment law & MfN-registermediator

rote@citiusadvocaten.nl
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Olga Rote has been practicing law at the law offices of VerbeekdeCaluwé in Amsterdam since 1 March 2011. This law firm has been merged with DNTW Advocaten into Citius since the first of July 2017. She specialises in Employment and Employee Participation Law. Olga is as well a certified mediator from the Netherlands Mediation Institute (NMI).

 

In addition to her normal law practice, counseling employers and employees, Olga also works on secondments, providing support to HR departments of copmpanies. From April 2009 through February 2010, for example, Olga helped guide the reorganisation of Schiphol Airport as a member of the HR department Schiphol Nederland B.V.

 

Olga’s clients include large companies as well as SMEs, and individuals, including directors under articles of association, expats and senior management staff. She has extensive experience as a mediator for labour law disputes and is listed on the Netherlands Mediation Institute register of mediators.

 

Prior to joining VerbeekdeCaluwé and Citius, Olga worked for three years as a partner at a boutique labour law firm in the Utrecht region. Prior to that, she worked for 11 years at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, where she became a labour law specialist. Olga is a graduate of the Erasmus University in Rotterdam (EUR). She completed her Post Graduate Studies in Labour Law in 2006 and her Conflict Mediation Studies at the Centre for Conflict Management in Haarlem, in 2008. Olga is a member of the Netherlands Professional Association for Employment Lawyers. She is also an active board member for professional associations and educational advisory committees. She is also a member of the supervisory board of a health institution.

Tom Arntz

lawyer corporate law and employment law

Tom Arntz

lawyer corporate law and employment law

arntz@citiusadvocaten.nl.
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Tom Arntz studied Dutch law at the Radboud University Nijmegen and graduated in 2014 (Civil Law).

 

In 2013 Tom studied law in Florence at the Università degli studi di Firenze (European- and Canonical Law). Tom is a lawyer since 2015. He is a member of AIJA, the international association of lawyers and of the association of Jonge Arbeidsrecht Advocaten (“Young Employment Lawyers”).

 

Rolf Hebbink

lawyer corporate law and employment law

Rolf Hebbink

lawyer corporate law and employment law

rolf@dntw.nl
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Rolf Hebbink studied European and International Law at Radboud University Nijmegen. In 2015 he graduated the Dual Degree Insolvency Law at both Radboud University Nijmegen and Nottingham Trent University.

 

During his study Rolf has been active in the board and committees of multiple student associations.

 

He also worked as a volunteer at a legal advice centre and gained experience at several law firms in the Netherlands and abroad.

 

Rolf has been working as a lawyer particularly in respect of matters relating to corporate law and employment law since 2016. He is a member of the Young Litigators Association and the Young Bar Association of the Netherlands.

Stefan Van der Veen

legal assistant

Stefan Van der Veen

legal assistant

vanderveen@citiusadvocaten.nl.
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Stefan van der Veen studied law in Groningen (University of Groningen). He graduated in business law. After graduating he worked for several years as a law clerk at the Court of Appeal in The Hague. During his studies Stefan interned at several law firms, among which one in Washington DC.
Since February 2017 Stefan works for DNTW Advocaten as a paralegal. He is specialized in corporate law, employment law and intellectual property law.

Frederiek Sennema

legal secretary and office manager

Frederiek Sennema

legal secretary and office manager

secretariaat@citiusadvocaten.nl
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Frederiek Sennema has a long and broad experience as legal secretary and office manager.

Antje de Groot

office manager

Antje de Groot

office manager

secretariaat@citiusadvocaten.nl
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Antje de Groot is an experienced office manager and secretary.

EMPLOYMENT LAW

Legal areas/subjects

  • (instant) dismissal
  • bankruptcy and suspension of payment
  • co-determination
  • collective labour law (labor agreement)
  • compensation/damages
  • cross-border labor law
  • dba and var
  • disability
  • disputes
  • dissolution
  • employee’s liability
  • employer’s liability
  • employment contracts
  • managing directors’ liability
  • mediation
  • merger/acquisition
  • non-competition and relation clauses
  • pension rights
  • privacy
  • re-employment
  • reorganisations
  • suspensions
  • terms of employment
  • transitional severance pay
  • unemployment law
  • whistleblowers

Clients

  • employees
  • employers (small/medium-sized/ multinationals)
  • interest groups
  • managing directors/supervisory boards
  • sole traders
  • works councils

CORPORATE LAW

Legal areas/subjects

  • advertising
  • attachment and enforcement
  • bankruptcy and receivership
  • collection
  • commercial law
  • compensation/damages
  • competition
  • consumer law
  • contract law
  • cooperatives and associations
  • directors’ liability
  • due diligence
  • financing and securities
  • foundations
  • general terms
  • lease / license
  • liability
  • limited liability companies
  • litigation
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • partnership/joint venture
  • privacy
  • right of inquiry
  • shareholder disputes

Practice areas/sectors

  • (veterinary) medicines
  • agencies
  • arts and culture
  • distribution
  • fashion & design
  • franchise
  • governance
  • healthcare providers
  • industry
  • it/ict
  • life science
  • media
  • medical instruments
  • private equity
  • retail
  • startups
  • venture capital

Careers

WHAT DO WE OFFER?

  • a challenging practice
  • active involvement in interesting cases
  • room for further specialisation and development
  • work in a unique office environment
  • a friendly, pleasant atmosphere

WHAT DO WE ASK?

  • above-average study results
  • excellent command of Dutch and English
  • passion and perseverance
  • excellent social skills

If you are interested, please send your CV with covering letter to: Anita Verbeek

STUDENT TRAINEESHIP

Citius Advocaten is always interested in getting in contact with talented law students who are in the final phase of their master’s degree programme and who want to follow a traineeship at a law firm.

News

26 10 2017

REGEERAKKOORD 2017: WAT GAAT ER VERANDEREN?

06 10 2017

Het belang van de nieuwe privacywetgeving voor de ondernemer: (1) De klantgegevens

01 09 2017

Per 1 juli 2017 geldt een maximale betalingstermijn van 60 dagen

03 08 2017

Privacywetgeving niet van toepassing als iemand zelf de openbaarheid zoekt

22 06 2017

Uitspraak over prepack pyrrusoverwinning voor het FNV

14 06 2017

Het nieuwe arbobeleid: een zegen of een kwelling?

12 05 2017

Altijd alert tijdens werktijd betekent dat ook altijd online ?

11 04 2017

Stoelendansen, wie stopt de muziek?

19 01 2017

Pre-pack en Prejudicieel

Contact

 

Olympisch Stadion 4

1076 DE Amsterdam

 T +31 20 76 00 030

 F +31 20 76 00 039

 E secretariaat@citiusadvocaten.nl

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