Anita de Jong

Anita de Jong

Senior Counsel

Email [email protected]​

Phone +31 20 55 33 685

Fax +31 20 55 33 777

LanguagesEnglish, Dutch, German

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Practice head Anita de Jong is ‘razor-sharp and a lawyer who dares to 'take a position'

Anita de Jong is particularly interested in issues where employment law and company law overlap. She focuses in particular on the employment law consequences of takeovers and outsourcing (including harmonization of employment conditions), dismissal law, non-compete conflicts, integrity issues, and privacy in the workplace. Furthermore, she handles major litigation cases.

Anita is named as a leading individual in the European Legal 500 and Chambers. Clients describe Anita as "decisive and strong" and "quick and pragmatic".

Anita de Jong regularly publishes articles in specialist and scientific journals and contributes to textbooks on employment-law related subjects. In addition, she speaks at national and international conferences. Anita is giving lectures for the post graduate employment program of the Universities of Tilburg and Maastricht as well as the Academy for Law Practitioners. Furthermore, Anita is a member of the HR Expert Committee of Platform Outsourcing Nederland and member of the Internal Complaint Committee of Stedelijk Museum (museum of modern art) in Amsterdam.

Awards and recognitions


Information Technology (Netherlands), Recommended
Legal 500 EMEA

Band 4
Chambers & Partners

Education and admissions


University of Utrecht, 1985


Dutch Bar Association

International Bar Association European Employment Lawyers Association

Association of Employment Lawyers in the greater Amsterdam Area

Dutch Employment Law Association

Member of Platform Outsourcing Nederland

Member of the Curriculum Committee of the Law Firm School

Member of the Board of advisors of the postgraduate Magna Charta employment law course

Representative experience

Court proceedings for clients in on behalf of new employees in competition conflicts with former employers, or against former employees and their new employers.

Advising national and international clients on the employment consequences of first generation Outsourcing as well as second and further generation Outsourcing.

Successfully representing IT-companies in conflicts with prior service providers who claimed a transfer of undertaking after a termination of an outsourcing contact.

Advising consulting companies on up or out situations and reaching amicable settlements in these case.

Developing training for people managers of a number of clients to make them more aware of performance (improvement) issues.

Advising clients on the Employment and Corporate related aspects of Executive Terminations and reaching amicable settlements.

Advising on the employment related aspects of cross border and local mergers including employee consultation and negations with Trade Unions.

Advising on Works Council proceedings, negotiations with trade unions, and terminations for pharmaceutical company after a closure of a distribution business of and subsequent transfer.

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