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Katja van Kranenburg - Hanspians


Atrium - Parnassusweg 737
1077 DG Amsterdam
PO Box 94700
1090 GS Amsterdam
Languages English, Dutch, Armenian

Katja van Kranenburg-Hanspians heads the Employment & Pensions Practice Group.

She advises international companies about collective and individual dismissal cases, co-determination, trade unions and collective bargaining agreements, employment conditions, expatriate matters, remunerations and transfer of undertakings. Katja is a strong litigator, one of her specialised areas is the breach of non-compete clauses.

In the area of corporate employment law she frequently advises companies on employment matters in relation to transactions.

Katja has a pragmatic and very straightforward approach when advising her clients, helping them to make the right decisions.

Her clients are international companies in the area of hotels & leisure, finance and IT.

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“She's always there when you need her, she is always available. She has vast practical knowledge as well."

Acritas Stars, 2018

Relevant experience

  • Advising the Central Works Council of HEMA N.V.
  • Advising Accor with regard to co-determination topics related to various types of national and cross-border transactions.
  • Supporting various clients such as Accor, American Express, Centric and others with the implementation of new guidelines under the latest employment legislation (WWZ).
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  • Labour Law, Grotius Academy for Post-Graduate Law Studies

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  • Dutch Employment Law Association (VAAN)

  • Board member of the Employment & Pensions PAG

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