Jet Stolk

Advocaat | Partner

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Jet leads Houthoff's Employment & Pensions practice.

She specialises in employment law. In addition to individual employees (mainly directors), she advises Dutch and international companies on all aspects of employment law. Jet has extensive experience in the laws governing both individual and collective termination, co-determination and all forms of reorganisation. She also advises clients on these subjects as part of or following an M&A or refinancing process, whereby transfer of undertaking (TUPE) could also play a role. Jet has specific expertise in the field of the Standards for Remuneration Act (WNT) and the Remuneration Policy (Financial Enterprises) Act (Wbfo). She litigates but also assists clients during mediations.

Jet is a member of the Dutch Employment Lawyers Association (VAAN) and a board member of the Amsterdam Employment Lawyers Association (VAAA). She is also a board member of the Florijn Foundation, which among other things organises lectures on the subject of (restrictions on) remuneration. She is also part of a group of employment lawyers that make the podcast 9 to 5. Finally, she regularly gives courses and publishes on the position of directors, corporate employment law, reorganisations and the Standards for Remuneration Act. Legal 500 has recognised Jet as Next Generation Partner in the field of Employment law.

  • "A client mentioned that 'She is exceptional in providing knowledgeable and pragmatic expertise'.”
    Chambers Europe, Employment (2024 Edition)
  • Next Generation Partner
    Legal 500, Employment (2024 Edition)
  • "A client mentioned: ‘Jet Stolk is a standout partner. She has an enormous drive to get the best result for her clients. She is an independent thinker, and extremely persuasive and determined. A force to reckon with in court due to her ability to explain complex matters in simple terms and her sense of empathy’." 
    Legal 500, Employment (2024 Edition)
  • "A client mentions: 'Jet is extremely hands-on and practical. In terms of relationships, she's someone who communicates in a very efficient way and has very strong negotiation skills'."
    Chambers Europe, Employment (2023 Edition)
  • "A client mentions: 'Jet Stolk is very approachable, gives good advice and is pragmatic'."
    Chambers Europe, Employment (2023 Edition)
  • "One client mentions: ‘Jet Stolk has a strong grasp of a wide variety of employment law matters. She excels in the quality and useability of her advice and is easy to work with. Jet goes the extra mile for the client which is much appreciated. Maybe her best quality is the way she translates legal problems into practical solutions'."
    Legal 500, Employment (2023 Edition)
  • "A client said: ‘Jet Stolk has excellent knowledge and business understanding and it is also a pleasure to work with her'."
    Legal 500, Employment (2023 Edition)
  • “Clients appreciate that Jet Stolk is ‘to the point, practical and well informed’ and describe her as a ‘great consultant and business partner’.”
    Chambers Europe, Employment (2022 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Employment (2022 Edition)
  • “Jet Stolk is recognised by clients for her commercial acumen, claiming that ‘she is easy to approach, fast and takes the lead in matters,’ and going on to add: ‘We can also work with her advice in practice.’”
    Chambers Europe, Employment (2021 Edition)
  • “Jet Stolk is appreciated for her knowledge, ability to support with complicated matters, and interaction with different stakeholders within our business and dedicated support.”
    Legal 500, Employment (2021 Edition)
  • Up and Coming
    Chambers Europe, Employment (2020 Edition)
  • “Jet Stolk is deeming to be ‘very devoted and good at what she does,’ and also noting that ‘she gives very clear and useful advice.’”
    Chambers Europe, Employment (2020 Edition)

Qualifications & Experience

  • LL.M.  Private Law (University of Groningen)
  • LL.M. Criminal Law  (University of Groningen)
  • Employment, Business and Employee Participation (University of Amsterdam)
  • Advised Castik Capital S.a.r.l. on the acquisition of paraDIGMA Group.
  • Advised IK Partners on the acquisition of an economical majority stake in QConcepts Beheer B.V., a fast growing Dutch audit-focused specialist. Qconcepts' audit practice represents the majority of its EUR 26.1 million turnover in 2023. Qconcepts has 140 employees who are based across six Dutch offices in 's-Hertogenbosch, Rotterdam, Sittard, Arnhem, Amsterdam, Enschede and an office in Malaga, Spain.
  • Advised ORTEC, a Dutch provider of decision support software and data science capabilities to key customers in core markets globally since the early 1980s, on sale of a majority stake to Battery Ventures, a US-based investment firm.
  • Assisted Dutch insurer De Goudse in its proposed acquisition of a 35% stake in glass insurer Midglas. Midglas is market leader in this niche market. A part of the proposed acquisition is also a 35% stake in De Glaslijn, a facility service provider.
  • Advised Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance Nederland on the carve-out of Findio (a provider of car finance products) out of the CACF Nederland group and the sale of Findio to FCA Bank.
  • Advised Exact, a leading provider of business and accounting software, on the acquisition of weclapp from 3U Holding.
  • Advised H2 Equity Partners on the sale of Brink Group. Brink has more than 100 years of expertise in the manufacturing industry. The company’s product portfolio includes fixed, detachable, retractable and next generation towbars.
  • Advised Platinum Equity on Landal GreenParks' sale to Roompot.
  • Advised Landal GreenParks Holding B.V. on the acquisition of Vakantiemakelaar B.V., the largest specialist in the brokerage of recreational real estate.

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