Marc Vogel

The Netherlands, ARBOR Advocaten

Olivier Rijckaert

Belgium, SOTRA

Reinout Prakke

The Netherlands, ARBOR Advocaten

Marc Vogel

Marc Vogel is a Founding Partner of ARBOR Advocaten – a boutique law firm exclusively specialised in Dutch Employment and Labor Law.

Marc provides counsel to national and international business with operations in The Netherlands on a range of Employment and Labor Law matters. In particular, he has a wealth of experience advising on employment-related litigation, trade union negotiations, partnership agreements and senior executive matters.

He often speaks and teaches courses in person and online through webinars providing insights to corporate human resource professionals and counsel on the latest changes to employment and labour regulations which may impact their business.  In addition, Marc is the creator of a website journal on Dutch employment law called The Office and he supports a number of entrepreneurs on strategic (legal) issues in their development of business internationally.

Specific skills:

  • Human Resource Policies
  • Transfer of Business
  • Transfers of People
  • European Works Councils
  • Restructurings & Reorganisations

Languages:

  • English
  • Dutch

Professional Memberships:

  • Amsterdam Employment Lawyers Association
  • EELA – European Employment Lawyers Association
  • VAAN – Dutch Employment Lawyers Association (VAAN)
  • Vereniging Corporate Litigation
  • VVA – Employment Law Association

Education:

  • University of Amsterdam – J.D. 1987

Contact details

ARBOR Advocaten

Oranje Nassaulaan 53 - 2 hoog
1075 AK Amsterdam

Postbus 7912
1008 AC Amsterdam

The Netherlands

T: +31 020 30 52 04 2
F: +31 020 30 52 07 9

E: vogel@arboradvocaten.nl
W: www.arboradvocaten.nl


Olivier Rijckaert

Olivier Rijckaert is a Founding Partner of SOTRA – a Belgian boutique law firm which is exclusively specialized in providing Employment and Labor Law counsel.

Olivier, who has over 20 years of experience advising national and international organizations including government agencies, provides legal advice on a wide range of Employment and Labor Law. In particular, his practice focuses on corporate reorganizations, dismissals and employee benefits – in addition to more ‘modern’ workplace issues such as Smart Working, discrimination, privacy, and intellectual property. Olivier has acted as a Deputy Judge at the Employment Tribunal of Namur – a role he served for over 8 years.

Olivier has been recognized as a Leader in his field by one of the top independent international legal guides. In their words:

  •  Sources highlight Olivier Rijckaert’s extensive knowledge: “His strength is his in-depth knowledge of company and business matters combined with honesty and accessibility. He is a good listener.“- Chambers Europe 2017
  • Olivier Rijckaert is highlighted by clients for his in-depth knowledge of different domains. He focuses on employment flexibility and privacy matters…
                         – Chambers Europe 2016

Specific skills:

  • Dismissals: Individual & Collective
  • Discrimination
  • Human Resource Policies
  • Trade Union Negotiations
  • Reorganisations & Restructurings

Languages:

  • French
  • English
  • Dutch

Professional Memberships:

  • ABA – American Bar Association
  • AJPDS – Association des Juristes Praticiens du Droit Social

Education:

  • The Catholic University of Louvain – Masters with Honours 1995
  • Notre-Dame de la Paix University – J.D. with Honours 1992

Contact details

SOTRA

Avenue Louise, 65
B-1050 Brussels
Belgium

T: +32 028 99 50 50
F: + 32 027 06 50 45

E: olivier.rijckaert@sotra.be
W: www.sotra.be


Reinout Prakke

Reinout Prakke is a Founding Partner of ARBOR Advocaten – a boutique law firm exclusively specialized in Dutch Employment and Labor Law.

Reinout has a wealth of experience providing counsel to both national and multinational organisation on a range of Employment and Labor Law matters which may impact their business. In particular, his practice in known for its work advising on reorganisation, also at the international level, as well as employment litigation, and negotiating collective labour agreements. He also acts as a deputy judge at the Den Haag district court

Specific skills:

  • Collective Bargaining
  • Human Resource Policies
  • Outsourcing
  • Reorganisations & Restructurings
  • Senior Executives

Languages:

  • English
  • Dutch
  • German

Professional memberships:

  • Amsterdam Employment Lawyers Association
  • Dutch Bar Association
  • EELA – European Employment Lawyers Association
  • VAAN – Dutch Employment Lawyers Association

Education:

  • Alpen Adria Klagenfurt University – J.D. 1985
  • Amsterdam University – Masters 1991
  • Amsterdam University – PALA Degree 2001

Contact details

ARBOR Advocaten

Oranje Nassaulaan 53
1075 AK Amsterdam

Postbus 7912
1008 AK Amsterdam
The Netherlands

T: +31 020 30 52 04 2
F: +31 020 30 52 07 9

E: prakke@arboradvocaten.nl
W: www.arboradvocaten.nl