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Dirk Jan Rutgers

Dirk Jan Rutgers

Rutgers & Posch

Amsterdam, , NLD


Dirk Jan Rutgers, co-founder and partner of Rutgers & Posch in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, is an employment law and health law specialist. National and international clients regularly seek his strategic advice in complex employment law proceedings concerning, for example, mergers, reorganisations, and dismissals. He also has a wealth of experience with cross-border disputes, equal treatment, flexible employment relations and privacy.

Furthermore, Dirk Jan advises healthcare institutions on a broad variety of issues, specialising in the collaboration between health care institutions and the relationship between medical specialists and management.

Dirk Jan often lectures at universities and other educational institutions. He also publishes articles in his areas of expertise on a regular basis. He is a member of the Dutch Associations for Employment Law and Health Law.

He is immediate past chair of the Discrimination Law Committee and vice chair of the Global Employment Institute of the International Bar Association, in which connection he frequently speaks at international conferences. Dirk Jan has worked at law firms in New York and Washington DC.

Chambers Europe 2012 writes "Clients note Dirk Jan Rutgers' no-nonsense, solution-driven style", adding: "He is a brilliant litigator, he's sharp and I have a great deal of respect for him". Legal 500 2012 mentions that "Dirk Jan Rutgers brings humour, persistence and quality delivery in everything he does".

Chambers Europe 2013: 'Dirk Jan Rutgers recently joined newly-established boutique Rutgers & Posch from DLA Piper. He moves up the rankings thanks to excellent client feedback and increased market visibility, with one source noting: "He works day and night, knows our company inside out and is highly committed."'

The Dutch boutique Rutgers & Posch was chosen "Benelux law firm of the year” at The Lawyer European Awards 2015.

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