About Gerard 

Gerard has been an attorney since 1995 and a partner with La Gro since 2004, acting as a strategic sparring partner for businesses and institutions in the broad field of employment law, including employee participation. He heads La Gro‘s Employment Law Division. His clients regard him as a quick and creative thinker who focuses on legally sound and practical solutions, and he makes life easier for them. He is solid and approachable and has a keen understanding of organisational structures and opportunities thanks to his degree in business administration. 

Expertise

  • Employment law
  • Employee participation

Qualifications and experience

  • 1992, Erasmus University Rotterdam (Law)
  • 1993, Erasmus University Rotterdam (Business Administration)
  • 2011, Postgraduate Grotius Programme  (Employment Law)
  • Secretary of the Disciplinary Committee of the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB);
  • Secretary of the Disciplinary Committee of the Royal Netherlands Field Hockey Association (KNHB);
  • Member of the Association of Employment Lawyers in the Netherlands;
  • Member of the Association of Employment Lawyers in The Hague;

Recent cases

  • Extensive experience in strategic consulting services to and conducting legal proceedings for (large) employers on all aspects of employment law, including reorganisations, individual (dismissal) cases (employees and directors), employee participation law, (harmonisation of) employment terms and conditions, transfer of a company, and workplace accidents;
  • Assisting local authorities and individual civil servants in cases involving the civil service, both in an advisory role and as a litigator.

Gerard also makes the fortnightly Employment Law podcast with Annemiek Varkevisser

Contact details
G.B.M. (Gerard) Zuidgeest

Attorney at law | Partner 

Employment law

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