Community Meetup: #employment law

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Community Meetup: #employment law

TQ Community Meetups aim to strengthen our community by bringing together like-minded people to share experiences and grow together.

Struggling with employment contracts? Curious to discover the latest developments and changes in employment law? Don't miss this Community Meetup focusing on just that. We've invited lawyers, Martyn Top, and Ilaha Muhseni from Amsterdam-based law firm, Höcker Advocaten to share their insights and answer your questions.

Topics covered during the session:

  • Dismissal law: do's and don'ts in Dutch dismissal law. Plus: what is set to change in 2020.
  • Restrictive clauses in the employment contract. What do you need to put in the employment contract to protect your company? Do these clauses hold in court? Best practices?
  • Flexible working: do's and don'ts with respect to part time requests and remote working.


  • 16:00-17:00 Talk
  • 17:00-17:30 Q&A
  • 17:30 - Networking & drinks


  • Martyn Top, Partner employment law at Höcker
    Martyn Top is a tenacious and experienced attorney, at his best in crunch situations. He has a desire to really get to know his clients and come to understand what it is that drives them, before proceeding to then move mountains on their behalf. Martyn is able to present a solution in the intricate disputes that can arise between employees and their employers, e.g. in dismissal cases, company restructuring and employee participation matters. Has been working in employment law as from 2004.
  • Ilaha Muhseni, Lawyer-trainee at Höcker
    Energetic and convincing. Ilaha is aware of the fact that employment law is a people's business. At the same time, she ensures that her work is backed by a solid legal argumentation. Her previous experience includes lecturing employment law at VU University Amsterdam. 


Höcker Advocaten is the perfect blend of the knowledge and expertise one would find at one of the larger firms, with the personal attention a smaller firm can offer. Their attorneys specialize in corporate law, employment law, intellectual property law, IT law, media & marketing law and dispute resolution. 

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