Joris Oster



T +31 20 722 2342
M +31 62 023 5006

General Experience

Joris heads the employment & benefits department for The Netherlands. He is an all round employment law specialist, with extensive experience in all sectors, including Financial Institutions, Life Sciences, TMT and Energy & Infrastructure. His experience covers transactional and advisory work, and also acting as a litigator in contentious matters. He regularly advises and acts on behalf of clients in respect of collective and individual dismissal cases, works council issues and transfers of undertaking.

Pertaining to Article 35b, first paragraph of the Dutch Regulations on the Legal Profession, Joris Oster has registered the following field of law with the Dutch Bar Association: Employment Law. This registration obliges Joris to obtain ten permanent education points in the registered field of law each calendar year, in accordance with the rules of the Dutch Bar Association.

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Recent Work
  • advising several clients on disputes with their works councils
  • advising a large pharmaceutical company in connection with the integration and subsequent downsizing of its Dutch workforce
  • advising an international entertainment company in respect of the outsourcing of parts of its backoffice
  • advising a multinational financial institution on a range of data protection and privacy matters.

Before he qualified, Joris studied law in Utrecht and subsequently at New York University School of Law with a Fulbright scholarship. Prior to joining the firm he worked for another large international law firm, both in its Amsterdam and New York City offices.

He is a frequent lecturer on employment law related topics, such as collective dismissals.

Joris is recommended by Legal 500 and Chambers Europe.

Clients have described Joris as a  "[..] very driven, sharp and detail-oriented professional. He gets things done. I would recommend him to anyone." (Chambers UK, 2016).