Marcus Draaisma



Employment contract & employment terms
Evidence gathering & seizure of evidence
The director
Fraud in the workplace
Transgressive behaviour
Individual & collective dismissals
Partnerships & cooperatives
Unfair competition
Transfer of undertaking

As a lawyer, Marcus Draaisma is a strategist and is known for his practical and goal-oriented approach. In addition to employment law (including a specific focus on workplace fraud), Marcus deals with disputes within partnerships and cooperatives, including in the healthcare sector.

Marcus is involved in: 

  • Representation and advice in disputes concerning breach of non-compete clauses (and unlawful competition), non-solicitation and non-disclosure clauses;
  • Evidence gathering and seizure, for the purpose of workplace fraud investigations and integrity investigations;
  • Advising national and international companies;
  • Advising family businesses;
  • Advising (members of) partnerships and cooperatives;
  • Advising boards and managers;
  • Advising executive and supervisory boards.

Marcus has been affiliated with Palthe Oberman as a founding partner since the firm’s inception. Christiaan studied at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Exeter (GB) and completed two post-doctoral programmes: Grotius Insolvency Law (1996) and Grotius Employment Law (2005).

Marcus regularly publishes in various media and gives lectures and courses on employment law, fraud and evidence seizure. Every month, he and his colleague at the firm Lydia Milders publish the blog “Fraude opgelicht” [Fraud revealed]. 


  • Supervisory Board of De Regenboog Groep
  • NVP’s Job Application Code Committee
  • Dutch Employment Lawyers Association
  • Employment Law Association
  • Amsterdam Employment Lawyers Association
  • Healthcare Law Association

Marcus Draaisma has registered the following main (and sub) legal practice areas in the Dutch Bar Association’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister): :

  • Employment law
  • Civil procedural law
  • Health law

Based on this registration, heis required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in this registered legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Dutch Bar.

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