Edward de Bock

Advocaat | Managing Partner

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Edward was appointed to Houthoff’s Board of Directors on 1 January 2016, and since 1 April 2017 has been managing partner. Edward specialises in employment law and pensions law, in particular in the employment law and pensions law aspects of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. He advises on and litigates matters relating to employee participation law, the law on individual and collective pensions, and employment law, including the law on individual and collective employment termination. Edward is one of the Netherlands’ leading specialists on executive remuneration and the dismissal of board members and directors.

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    Edward de Bock is ranked in Tier 1.
    Chambers Europe, Employment (2018 Edition)
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    "Recognised as a 'clear leader in the field,' clients value his 'effective advice, flexibility and client-orientated approach'."
    Chambers Europe, Employment (2018 Edition)
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    Recommended
    Legal 500, Employment (2018 Edition)
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    "He is considered and has a great depth of knowledge and experience on labour matters. He is very pragmatic in his dealing of issues and gives a balanced view to the client pointing out the pitfalls before giving calm and sound advice."
    Chambers Europe, Employment (2017 Edition)
  • recommendation people shaking hands
    Edward de Bock is ranked in Tier 1.
    Chambers Europe, Employment (2017 Edition)
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    "Edward de Bock is a ‘strategic, knowledgeable’ pensions expert."
    Legal 500, Employment (2017 Edition)
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    "Edward de Bock is noted for his experience in co-determination, individual and collective dismissal and transactions."
    Chambers Europe, Employment (2016 Edition)
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    "Clients say 'his experience was valuable in our case. He's always fast at responding and he was dedicated to our case'."
    Chambers Europe, Employment (2016 Edition)

Edward is head of Houthoff’s Employment & Pensions Team. Edward is a member of the Amsterdam and Rotterdam Associations of Employment Lawyers and the International Pension and Employee Benefits Lawyers Association. He regularly publishes and teaches on employment and pensions law at different institutes, universities, and for the professional training programme of the Netherlands Bar Association.


Qualifications & Experience 

  • LL.M. Civil Law (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
  • LL.M. Notarial Law (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
  • Certified Pension Lawyer (CPL VU Amsterdam)
  • Acted on behalf of several CEO’s of listed companies pertaining to their dismissal and acted on behalf of various listed and non listed companies with regard to high profile dismissal cases of boardmembers
  • Acted on behalf of Royal IHC in a major reorganisation of 800 employees.
  • Advised Insinger de Beaufort in the recent intended merger with Theodoor Gilissen. The merger will create a new private bank with more than EUR 20 billion of assets under management.