Hermine Voûte
Partner - Attorney at law

Hermine Voûte

P. Hermine E. Voûte, attorney at law, is member of the Employment & Benefits practice group in the Netherlands and chairwoman of the Diversity & Inclusion committee. She has over 33 years’ all-round experience in employment law, with a particular focus on high-profile dismissals, restructurings and collective dismissals, and co-determination procedures.

About Hermine Voûte

Hermine has a strong reputation as an employment law specialist in highly sensitive matters and regularly advises on the dismissal of managing directors and other top management. She also has expert knowledge on top management contracts and remuneration.

Hermine is a member of several firm-wide sector and topical teams. She is amongst others part of the Corporate Investigations, Compliance & Defence Team. As a member of this team Hermine has handled sensitive internal investigations, including whistleblowing and fraud cases. She is also a member of the Healthcare team. As a member of this team Hermine assists several clients in this sector, amongst others with regard to the statutory remuneration cap that applies to its senior officials.

Hermine regularly publishes articles on employment law subjects such as reorganisations, collective dismissals and corporate investigations.

Supporting the social engagement that characterises our firm’s culture, amongst others Hermine is a member of the Board of the Right to Play Nederland Foundation as well as a member of the Supervisory board of the Cliniclowns Foundation, that brings resilience and lightness to sick and handicapped children. Hermine has a Band 1 ranking in the Chambers & Partners, Europe 2020 edition.

What others say about Hermine

Chambers Europe: Hermine Voûte acts for clients in the banking and leisure industries on dismissals and the employment aspects of M&A transactions. Clients commend her approach, one noting that "she is extremely accessible and not afraid to tell the client the truth." (2021)

Chambers Europe: "The "well-established practitioner" Hermine Voûte is proficient in executive-level dismissals and high-value pension litigation. Voûte's clients hail from the insurance, industrial gases, energy and fashion industries." (2020)

Legal 500: "Hermine Voûte is friendly but proficient; prompt; understands the reality of a situation and not just the technical viewpoint." (2020)

Chambers Europe: "Hermine Voûte demonstrates capabilities in collective bargaining, internal investigations and sensitive individual dismissal proceedings. She also acts on matters relating to flexible labour. Clients praise her litigation skills and her "commitment to finding suitable solutions." (2019)

Memberships

  • Dutch Bar Association, 1988
  • Dutch Employment Lawyers Association (VAAN)
  • European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA)
  • Amsterdam Employment Lawyers Association (VvAA)

Qualifications 

  • Dutch law, Leiden University, Leiden, 1988

Languages

  • Dutch
  • English

T: +31 20 578 59 75
E: hermine.voute@loyensloeff.com

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