Willy Hafkamp-van der Zwaard

Willy Hafkamp-van der Zwaard

Advocaat | Senior Associate

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Willy specialises in employment law. Her work focuses on the law of collective termination, reorganisations, employee participation law, and the law on collective bargaining agreements. Willy has honed her practice mainly in the ICT and retail sectors. Among other things, she has extensive experience in the development of new terms of employment, which includes consulting with trade unions, and the development and creation of redundancy packages. Willy always strives to deliver the highest possible standard in her work, which she combines with a pragmatic approach and style. She works efficiently to provide clients with cost-effective solutions that work. Willy is a member of the Dutch Employment Law Association and the Dutch Association of Landlord and Tenant Law Practitioners.

Due to her specialisation in the law on collective bargaining agreements, she is also a member of the working group for the same subject within the latter association. Willy regularly gives courses and workshops on employment law, including at the Academy for Legal Practice as well as to clients. She has many publications to her name. She is an editor for the Juridisch Up to Date journal.


Qualifications & Experience

  • Private Law (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)


  • Advised the sellers, including Lion Capital and Avedon Capital Partners, on the sale of Van Geloven, a Netherlands-based frozen food producer with leading positions in the Netherlands and Belgium, to TowerBrook Capital Partners and the management of Van Geloven.