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Thomas Timmermans advises and represents national and international clients across a broad range of employment and employee benefits issues. His experience includes corporate governance, dismissals, large restructurings, employee representation, employee benefits (including remuneration within financial institutions), strategic employment issues and cross-border corporate law-related employment matters. Within these areas of law, Thomas has particular knowledge and experience in the field of board member terminations, outsourcing/transfer of undertakings (TUPE), works council consultation procedures, and incentives.

Thomas is active in the Dutch Association of Employment Lawyers (VAAN), the Dutch Association of Pension Lawyers (Vereniging van Pensioenjuristen), the Dutch Association of Employment Law (VvA) and the Association of Employment Lawyers Amsterdam (VAAA).


  • Employment law
  • Benefits and compensation
  • Restructurings, collective redundancies, and social plans
  • Employee representation (works council consultation / trade unions)
  • High-level exits
  • Outsourcings / Transfer of Undertaking (TUPE)
  • Employment litigation
  • Pensions



  • Represented Black Dragon Capital in connection with its acquisition of Grass Valley, a leading technology supplier of advanced broadcast and media solutions, with operations in over 20 different jurisdictions worldwide.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Legal 500 EMEA Guide, Employment, 2023
  • Listed, Legal 500, The Netherlands, Employment, 2018-2019, 2022
  • Member, Dutch Association of Employment Lawyers (VAAN)
  • Member, Association of Employment Law (VvA)
  • Member, Association of Employment Lawyers Amsterdam (VAAA)
  • Member, Association of Pension Lawyers (Vereniging van Pensioenjuristen)


  • Post Graduate Degree, Certified Pension Lawyer (CPL), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2019
  • Post Graduate Degree, Employment Law, Grotius Academy, 2011
  • LL.M., University of Utrecht, Faculty of Law, 2007
  • The Netherlands
  • Dutch, Native
  • English, Fluent
  • German, Fluent