Klaas Wiersma
Partner - Advocaat

Klaas Wiersma

Klaas Wiersma, advocaat, is lid van de praktijkgroep Loonheffingen en Arbeidsrecht. Hij heeft meer dan 19 jaar ervaring in het arbeidsrecht in de meest brede zin, met een specifieke focus op de arbeidsrechtelijke kant van, veelal internationale, M&A-deals, medezeggenschapstrajecten, herstructureringen en collectief ontslag, en grensoverschrijdende arbeid.

Over Klaas Wiersma

Klaas heeft een sterke reputatie als arbeidsrechtspecialist in zeer gevoelige zaken. Hij adviseert en procedeert regelmatig over high-profile ontslagen van bestuurders en andere topmanagers. Hij is ook gespecialiseerd in management- en medezeggenschapsstructuren en is als zodanig lid van het kantoorbrede Corporate Governance Team.

Klaas spreekt regelmatig op seminars en cursussen voor advocaten over diverse aspecten van het arbeidsrecht. Hij publiceert artikelen en commentaren in het arbeidsrecht tijdschrift JAR. Daarnaast is hij medeauteur van een boek over de nieuwe arbeidswetgeving die per 1 juli 2015 van kracht is geworden. De geactualiseerde editie is onlangs verschenen.

Klaas is in de Legal 500 EMEA 2021 editie aangemerkt als Leading Individual en in de Chambers Europe 2021 aangemerkt als Band 1.

What others say about Klaas

Legal 500: "Klaas Wiersma is a very strong professional whose attitude, personality and working style make him a great advisor in separation matters involving executive management. He is hands-on, swift, always available and very keen to do what needs to be done, avoiding unnecessary work." (2021)

Chambers Europe: Klaas Wiersma moves up in the rankings this year with a strong work portfolio and glowing client praise. His solution-driven style is remarked upon by clients, one calling him "hands-on, swift, always available and very keen to do what needs to be done." He advises on the employment aspects of M&A transactions, such as employee transfers, as well as collective and individual dismissals. (2021)

Legal 500: "I really appreciate working with Klaas Wiersma, because of his very high degree of services and the ability to help us in a practical way with the (difficult) employment law issues we have to deal with." (2020)

Legal 500: "Klaas Wiersma is always available and has a very practical approach, he helps us resolve employment issues quickly and efficiently." (2020)

Chambers Europe: "Klaas Wiersma boasts extensive experience acting for large corporates on cross-border labour law matters, including mobility structures and flexible working structures. Wiersma is acclaimed by clients as a "great lawyer who is responsive and gives good advice." Another interviewee states that he is "very pleasant to work with, very knowledgeable, down-to-earth and a hands-on problem solver." (2020)

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.

Lidmaatschap

  • Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten,
  • Vereniging Arbeidsrecht Advocaten Nederland (VAAN)
  • European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA)
  • Vereniging voor Arbeidsrechtadvocaten Amsterdam (VvAA)

Opleiding

  • Specialisatieopleiding arbeidsrecht (cum laude), Grotius Academie, 2005
  • Nederlands recht, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, 2000

Talen

  • Nederlands
  • Engels

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