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Maria Benbrahim

Senior Associate

Maria Benbrahim
Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German
Practice Group

Clients turn to Maria Benbrahim for a sharp and focused lawyer, with not only a deep understanding of employment/corporate law, but also a down to earth and practical mind-set. 

Her assistance is sought when clients are in need of high-quality pragmatic advice in complex employment/corporate matters. As she is a pro-active and dedicated lawyer, Maria is a genuine problem-solver who delivers explicit solutions to complex issues. 

She has a hands-on mentality to all employment/corporate subjects, whether they're related to employee consultation, works councils, restructuring, M&A transactions, due diligence, senior executive dismissals, remuneration reforms, requirements within the financial sector or corporate governance rules. Maria efficiently and effectively helps clients to take obstacles by outlining a clear legal framework, possibilities and risks before reaching a practical solution or advice. 

Furthermore she advises on employment agreements and policies, confidentiality and non-compete arrangements, employee incentive and share plans and employee benefits. Moreover, Maria is experienced in advising about whistleblowing requirements as well as contractual documentations and remuneration rules in the semi-public industry.

Maria regularly speaks on conferences and gives lectures, mostly in connection with the position of board members, employee consultation and she also publishes in legal journals, for instance on the topic of whistleblowing and remuneration in the financial and semi-public sector.

Clients therefore rely on her well-considered advice and her sharp eye for solutions to problems. 

Education and admissions


  • Eggens Instituut, Post-Academic Course Labour, Corporate and Employee Consultation, University of Amsterdam, 2013
  • Master of Laws, University of Leiden, 2007

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Dutch Bar Association

Court admissions

  • Dutch Courts

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