Gieneke van Wulfften Palthe
Gieneke van Wulfften Palthe graduated from the University of Leiden, after which she worked as a lawyer at Houthoff lawyers in Amsterdam for many years, where she gained experience in corporate law and gradually specialised in employment law. Gieneke is one of the founders of Palthe Oberman.
Gieneke focuses on the many aspects of employment law. In particular, she advises and guides employers at strategic and executive levels in matters such as (individual and collective) redundancies, drafting and negotiating contracts, and in cases relating to employee participation law. Gieneke also assists (statutory) directors, managers, and supervisors in dealing with disputes and other business issues. She also advises and assists various parties in the medical sector.
Gieneke's clients include broadcasting and media companies, advertising and communication agencies, property companies, and financial and non-profit organisations.
Gieneke is recommended in Chambers as well as in the Legal 500. Chambers Europe has noted that Gieneke’s clients have described her as “keen, proactive and easy to reach” and a “tough litigator, puts all her efforts into winning a case.” "She listens, she has the respect of the counterparties and is good at negotiations." "She is on the ball and provides good advice."
In addition to acting as a lawyer, Gieneke also acts as an arbitrator. She is the chairperson of various disputes committees in the medical sector.
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L&E Global Employment Law Tracker November 2022
Palthe Oberman is pleased to present you with the most recent Employment Law Tracker consisting of employment law updates of all firms connected to the L&E Global Network for November 2022.
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