Youssef el Harchaoui
Senior Associate - Attorney at law

Youssef el Harchaoui

Youssef el Harchaoui, attorney at law, is a member of the Employment & Benefits Practice Group in the Netherlands. He has 8 years of experience advising on all-round employment law, with a particular focus on the employment law aspects of M&A-deals and restructurings, co-determination procedures, and dismissal of managing directors and other top management.

About Youssef el Harchaoui

Youssef’s temporary engagement of almost two years with Loyens & Loeff’s M&A department allows him to adequately take into account the commercial angles of an M&A deal as well when providing his assistance from an employment law perspective.

Youssef also has expert knowledge on the employment aspects surrounding insolvency or potential insolvency, and as such is also a member of the firm-wide Insolvency team. He has also been involved in several reorganisations and restructuring processes.

Youssef has recently completed his post-graduate employment law education (with honor and highest grades of the group) and has gained vast experience in sensitive employment law matters. As a trusted advisor Youssef manages to engage clients on a long-term basis.

Youssef regularly (co)publishes articles and comments in various employment case law journals, and is a co-author to the Chambers Global Guide Employment, the Netherlands section.


  • Dutch Bar Association, 2013
  • Dutch Employment Lawyers Association (VAAN)
  • Amsterdam Employment Lawyers Association


  • Grotius post-graduate specialisation course, 2020 (Cum Laude)
  • Dutch law, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2013
  • Tax law, Universiteit van Amsterdam, 2013


  • El Harchaoui, Y. (2021). Rb. Midden-Nederland 27 January 2021, Jurisprudentie in Nederland, 2, p. 168-176 (annotation).
  • El Harchaoui, Y. (2020), Kanttekeningen bij het minimumuurtarief voor de zelfstandige, Tijdschrift Arbeidsrechtpraktijk, 8, p. 4-11.
  • El Harchaoui, Y. (2019), Hof Amsterdam 6 November 2018,
    Jurisprudentie in Nederland, 2 (annotation).
  • El Harchaoui, Y. (2014), Het benoemingsbesluit en de bestuurder: twee communicerende vaten, Tijdschrift Arbeidsrechtpraktijk, 5 (206).


  • Dutch
  • English

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