Edward de Bock

Advocaat | Managing Partner

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+31 20 605 61 86
+31 6 5373 9632

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Edward is 1 januari 2016 benoemd tot lid van het bestuur van Houthoff en bekleedt sinds 1 april 2017 de functie van managing partner. Edward is gespecialiseerd in arbeids- en pensioensrecht, met name in de arbeids- en pensioensrechtelijke aspecten van fusies, overnames en joint ventures. Hij adviseert en procedeert op het gebied van medezeggenschapsrecht en individueel en collectief pensioenrecht en arbeidsrecht waaronder individueel en collectief ontslagrecht. Edward is een van de toonaangevende specialisten in Nederland op het gebied van (bestuurs)beloning en op het gebied van ontslag van bestuursleden en directeuren.

  • Edward de Bock is ranked in Tier 1.
    Chambers Europe, Employment (2022 Edition)
  • “A client describes him as ‘strong, cool-headed and sensitive to the clients' emotions and needs’.”
    Chambers Europe, Employment (2022 Edition)
  • “Edward de Bock is ‘the perfect adviser for delicate matters’.”
    Chambers Europe, Employment (2022 Edition)
  • Leading Individual
    Legal 500, Employment (2022 Edition)
  • “I found Edward de Bock to be a perfect negotiator on my behalf, always taking care of my best interests as a client, in full respect of the mandate and values that we had discussed.”
    Legal 500, Employment (2022 Edition)
  • “Edward de Bock has huge experience, maturity and keeps a cool head and a sense of humour, while being a tough negotiator on the client’s behalf.”
    Legal 500, Employment (2022 Edition)
  • “Clients commend his ability to see the bigger picture, relaying his skill of ‘summarising the core of the matter and giving direction for the way forward.’”
    Chambers Europe, Employment (2021 Edition)
  • “Described by a client as ‘phenomenally good.’”
    Chambers Europe, Employment (2021 Edition)
  • Edward de Bock is ranked in Tier 1.
    Chambers Europe, Employment (2021 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Employment (2021 Edition)
  • Edward de Bock is ranked in Tier 1.
    Chambers Europe, Employment (2020 Edition)
  • “A client reports that ‘the quality of his work is excellent,’ and adds that ‘I am very pleased to work with him.’”
    Chambers Europe, Employment (2020 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Employment (2020 Edition)
  • “Clients say that he is ‘proactive, available and customer-focused.’”
    Chambers Europe, Employment (2019 Edition)
  • Edward de Bock is ranked in Tier 1.
    Chambers Europe, Employment (2019 Edition)
  • “Market commentators describe him as ‘a real diplomat.’”
    Chambers Europe, Employment (2019 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Employment (2019 Edition)
  • Edward de Bock is ranked in Tier 1.
    Chambers Europe, Employment (2018 Edition)
  • "Recognised as a 'clear leader in the field,' clients value his 'effective advice, flexibility and client-orientated approach'."
    Chambers Europe, Employment (2018 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Employment (2018 Edition)

Edward is voorzitter van het Employment & Pensions team van Houthoff. Hij is lid van de Amsterdamse en Rotterdamse Vereniging van Arbeidsrechtadvocaten en van de International Pension and Employee Benefits Lawyers Association. Hij publiceert en doceert regelmatig over arbeids- en pensioensrecht bij diverse instituten, universiteiten en het professionele trainingsprogramma van de Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten. 

Opleidingen 

  • Civiel Recht (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
  • Notarieel recht (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
  • Certified Pension Lawyer (CPL) (Vrije Universiteit 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.

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