Rixt de Vries

Rixt de Vries

Advocaat | Partner


+31 20 605 69 00
+31 6 2248 0662

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Rixt specialises in employment law, including the law on collective and individual employment termination, employment participation law, the law on collective bargaining agreements, mergers and acquisitions, and reorganisations. Her work involves advising on the employment law aspects of acquisitions, mergers and reorganisations. She also has extensive experience with conflicts between individual partners and partnerships, and between medical specialists and healthcare institutions.

  • “According to a client, she is ‘extremely knowledgeable and her advice is really spot on and accurate.’”
    Chambers Europe, Employment (2020 Edition)
  • “Clients point out that Rixt De Vries is a ‘very smart lawyer who also acts with a business mind.’”
    Chambers Europe, Employment (2020 Edition)
  • “Clients say she is ‘excellent in court and creative in finding solutions.’”
    Chambers Europe, Employment (2019 Edition)
  • “Rixt de Vries ‘is outstanding in her performance and understanding client needs.’”
    Legal 500, Employment (2019 Edition)
  • Leading Individual
    Legal 500, Employment (2019 Edition)
  • "Rixt de Vries 'gets to the crux of the matter in clear language and gives sound advice,' according to clients who also praise her 'in-depth knowledge of the customer and case she is working on and impressive technical skills'."
    Chambers Europe, Employment (2018 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Employment (2018 Edition)
  • "A true professional who has excellent technical knowledge and commercial awareness."
    Chambers Europe, Employment (2017 Edition)
  • "Houthoff Buruma’s key figure is the ‘outstanding’ employment law partner Rixt de Vries. "
    Legal 500, Employment (2017 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Employment (2017 Edition)

Rixt teaches at the Grotius Academy, SSR (Training and Study Centre for the Judiciary) and Magna Charta (Academy for Legal Practice), and is a deputy justice at the Court of Appeal in Arnhem/Leeuwarden.

Qualifications & Experience

  • LL.B. Law (Vrije University Amsterdam)
  • The Hague University of Applied Sciences
  • University of Applied Sciences for Business Administration (specialisation: commercial and international)
  • Houthoff advised the Vrij Universiteit Amsterdam's works council on a dispute regarding the interpretation of a works agreement with its executive board at the Netherlands Enterprise Court at the Amsterdam Court of Appeal.
  • 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.

  • Houthoff advised the Central Works Council of University Medical Centre (AMC) on its consultation and partial approval rights regarding the intended unprecedented merger of AMC and VU Medical Centre (VUmc). This is the first merger of university medical centres in the Netherlands.

  • Advising on the governance of Martini Ziekenhuis and its Medical Specialists, including advice on the legal structure and setting up cooperation agreements between the Medical Specialists and the Board of the Hospital.