Dirk Jan Rutgers


Dirk Jan is one of the founding partners of Rutgers & Posch. He is a specialist employment lawyer and advises domestic and international clients on mergers, reorganisations, dismissals, co-determination and statutory boards issues. Dirk Jan is also a boardroom counsellor; he advises and acts as mediator on organisational issues and collaborations between institutions. Dirk Jan has clients in the financial sector, the public sector, the media industry, the healthcare industry and in other lines of business.

Before founding Rutgers & Posch, Dirk Jan was a partner at various law firms including DLA Piper. He also worked for firms in New York and Washington D.C. He is a member of the Dutch Employment Law Association, and a guest lecturer at VU University Amsterdam and Leiden University. Dirk Jan is Past Chair of the Diversity and Equality Law Committee and Global Employment Institute of the International Bar Association, and is frequently invited to speak at international conferences. He is also chair of Koninklijke HFC in Haarlem, the oldest football club in the Netherlands.

What Chambers Europe says about Dirk Jan:

Clients note Dirk Jan Rutgers’ no-nonsense, solution-driven style”, adding: “He is a brilliant litigator, he’s sharp and I have a great deal of respect for him“.

What the Legal 500 says about Dirk Jan:

Dirk Jan brings humour, persistence and quality delivery in everything he does”. He “is direct, a good speaker, and very sharp in his formulations”.



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