Stephan Swinkels

+31 (0)6 523 25 531   /   sswinkels@littler.com

Stephan Swinkels

International Counsel / Lawyer

Stephan is international counsel at Clint. He has studied law at Leiden University and has worked in labor and employment law for more than twenty years. Stephan advises on restructurings, compensation and benefits matters, global mobility, social media policies and health and safety issues. He has a particular focus on international law, including cross-border issues and multi-country compliance, as well as developing training programs for international clients.

Stephan was previously executive director of an international alliance of labor and employment law firms, and an attorney at a large international full-service law firm. He is a regular speaker at international labor and employment conferences for attorneys, such as the International Bar Association (IBA) and European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA), and for corporate counsel, such as the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC).

Stephan has published numerous articles and blogs in various legal magazines including Managing Partner, The Lawyer and the IBA Journal, and is co-author and editor of the books: The Independent Contractor vs. Employee, an International Analysis (2014) and Employment Litigation, Procedures, Remedies and Best Practices (2015).

Sector focus and specialisms

  • International labor & employment law
  • Global mobility
  • Cross-border and multi-country compliance
  • International parnterships and alliances

Education

  • M.B.A., European School of Management and Techonology, Berlin, 2009 (cum laude)
  • Master of Corporate and Commercial Law, Grotius Academy Employment Law, 2004
  • L.L.M., Leiden University, 1998
  • Certificate in Business Law, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1997

Memberships

  • Dutch Bar Association
  • European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA)
  • Law Firm Management Advisory Board International Bar Association

Other team members:

Dennis Veldhuizen

Dennis Veldhuizen

Partner / Lawyer

Wouter Engelsman

Wouter Engelsman

Partner / Lawyer

Eric van Dam

Eric van Dam

Partner / Lawyer & Mediator

Sander Theunissen

Sander Theunissen

Counsel / Lawyer

Petra Greuter

Petra Greuter

Associate / Lawyer

Fleur van Lieshout

Fleur van Lieshout

Associate / Lawyer

Merel Keijzer

Merel Keijzer

Professional Support Lawyer / PhD Candidate

Eefje Kimmel

Eefje Kimmel

Office Manager

Benthe Ketelaers

Benthe Ketelaers

Assistant Office Manager

Sheryl van Dorst

Sheryl van Dorst

Assistant Office Manager

Winni Florijn

Winni Florijn

Assistant Office Manager