Caroline van der Zwet
Lawyer, partner employment law
Caroline understands the importance of quick, practical, high quality advice in a sensitive situation. She has practised employment law for many years and has dealt with all its aspects. Caroline manages to achieve an optimal result for her clients and to build up a long and pleasant relationship with them. She works in a goal-driven fashion. She prefers to advise her clients also at a strategic level, for example in the event of a collective redundancy or transfer of undertaking.
Caroline is one of the founders of Milestone advocaten. She has more than 25 years of experience as employment lawyer. She worked for 10 years as an employment lawyer with Clifford Chance before she founded her own law firm in 2004. In 2009 she founded Milestone Advocaten. Caroline currently still cooperates with Clifford Chance as a sparring partner.
Caroline has built up a strong client relationship with many international and Dutch companies. She also frequently acts for board members and senior executives in dismissal-related cases, often resulting in successful career moves. She also often advises expats on employment matters. Each client is important for her. Besides this she has amongst others particular expertise in downsizing and restructuring transactions, employee consultation issues and advising on employment conditions and benefits.Caroline often works at the cutting edge of employment law and corporate law for example in the context of the position of managing director-shareholder. Her knowledge of the WNT (the “top incomes standardization act”) and the WOR (Workscouncils Act) and company law is useful then.
Caroline was nominated by a number of clients for election as the best employment lawyer in The Netherlands.
Caroline is a member of the NVVMA (Dutch Association of Mediation Lawyers) and the VAMN (the Association of employment lawyers in Central Netherlands). She teaches professional ethics to attorneys for the Dutch Bar Association.
Caroline has registered the following (principal) legal practice area in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister): employment law.
Based on this registration, she is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in the registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.