Klaas Wiersma
Partner - Attorney at law

Klaas Wiersma

Klaas Wiersma, attorney at law, is a member of the Employment & Benefits practice group. He has over 19 years’ all-round experience in employment law, with a particular focus on the employment aspects of, mostly international, M&A-deals, co-determination procedures, restructurings and collective dismissals, and cross-border employment.

About Klaas Wiersma

Klaas has a strong reputation as an employment specialist for highly sensitive matters. He regularly advises and litigates on the dismissal of managing directors and other top management. He.also has expert knowledge in management and employee participation structures and as such is a member of the firm-wide Corporate Governance Team.

Klaas is a frequent speaker at seminars and courses designed for attorneys addressing various aspects of employment law. He regularly publishes articles and comments in the employment case law journal (JAR). He is also a co-author of a book which deals with the new employment legislation which came into force as of 1 July 2015. The updated edition was recently released.

Klaas has been ranked as Leading Individual in the legal 500 EMEA 2019 edition.

What others say about Klaas

Legal 500:"The 'hands-on and solution-driven' team at Loyens & Loeff 'has a can-do mentality' and 'excellent litigator' Klaas Wiersma is considered to be 'the engine behind his smoothly running team'." (2019)

Chambers Europe:
"One client says that Wiersma is 'solution-driven, responsive and available,'while another notes: 'He is excellent at distilling complex situations into a context that is logical and easy to understand." (2019)

Chambers Europe: "Clients view him as a 'very practical lawyer who has a lot of knowledge upfront,' and who provides 'short and direct advice.' He recently assisted Niacet in works council negotiations regarding its acquisition by SK Capital Partners." (2018)