Joris Oster

Partner

Amsterdam

T +31 20 722 2342
M +31 62 023 5006
joris.oster@simmons-simmons.com

General Experience

Joris heads the employment & benefits department for The Netherlands. He is an all round employment law specialist, with extensive experience in all sectors, including Financial Institutions, Life Sciences, TMT and Energy & Infrastructure. His experience covers transactional and advisory work, and also acting as a litigator in contentious matters. He regularly advises and acts on behalf of clients in respect of collective and individual dismissal cases, works council issues and transfers of undertaking.

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Recent Work
  • advising several clients on disputes with their works councils
  • advising a large pharmaceutical company in connection with the integration and subsequent downsizing of its Dutch workforce
  • advising an international entertainment company in respect of the outsourcing of parts of its backoffice
  • advising a multinational financial institution on a range of data protection and privacy matters.
Background

Before he qualified, Joris studied law in Utrecht and subsequently at New York University School of Law with a Fulbright scholarship. Prior to joining the firm he worked for another large international law firm, both in its Amsterdam and New York City offices.

He is a frequent lecturer on employment law related topics, such as collective dismissals.

Joris is recommended by Legal 500 and Chambers Europe.

Clients have described Joris as a  "[..] very driven, sharp and detail-oriented professional. He gets things done. I would recommend him to anyone." (Chambers UK, 2016).