Margot van Herwerden

Margot van Herwerden

Advocaat | Senior Associate


+31 20 605 65 04
+31 6 2043 0245

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Margot specialises in employment law with a focus on the unilateral amendment of employment terms, illness and rehabilitation, including issues related to the Dutch Sickness Benefits Act and Work and Income Capacity for Work Act. She has wide-ranging experience advising retailers. Margot's background as an SME lawyer is highly useful in this context. She regularly publishes in journals for entrepreneurs, and in legal journals.
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Qualifications & Experience

  • Grotius Academy specialisation course on Employment Law
  • Law (Utrecht University)

  • Houthoff advised Atos, an ICT multinational with several branch offices in the Netherlands, on an extensive restructuring process of ATOS, including a partially unilateral amendment of employment conditions.
  • Houthoff advised HEMA B.V. on a collective redundancy of more than one third of the roles at HEMA B.V.'s head office. The process also involved consultation and approval of HEMA B.V.'s works council and trade unions.

  • V&D was a landmark brand of high street located department stores (63 stores) in the Netherlands and was founded in 1887. Houthoff advised the company in a wide array of matters, including the restructuring of its debt, and representing the company in several high profile litigation matters related to real estate and labour law.
  • Houthoff advised in all Dutch-law aspects in connection with its successful IPO at the Shanghai stock exchange. Established in 1997, is a comprehensive news and information service-oriented website with Xinhua News Agency as its sponsor.