Apart from employment law, Christiaan Oberman also specialises in public service law.
He advises both Dutch and international companies, including various listed companies and (semi-) public bodies. He is mainly involved in advising Boards of Directors and Supervisory Boards. He also assists management boards and HR departments in reorganisations. In addition, he assists statutory directors and directors.
Christiaan has been a lawyer since 1989 and has been a partner of Palthe Oberman since the establishment of the firm. He studied at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Maryland (United States) and completed the postgraduate course in Employment Law.
Christiaan teaches employment law to trainee lawyers in the context of their professional training (VSO) and delivers lectures and courses in that area. He also regularly publishes articles on employment law topics. Each year, he writes the Employment Law Chronicle for the Dutch Bar Journal (Advocatenblad), with the most important decisions in the area of employment law.
In addition, Christiaan has been involved in the work of War Child since its foundation.
Christiaan is recommended in Chambers and Legal 500. He is described as a “strategic, highly skilled and technical” lawyer and in Legal 500 as a “very good negotiator.” According to Chambers, Christiaan is recommended by his clients for “his ability to build relationships with key internal stakeholders.”
- employment law
- public service law
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Dismissal of the statutory director
On 1 July 2021, the Act on Management and Supervision of Legal Entities (in Dutch: Wet bestuur en toezicht rechtspersonen) entered into force. The Act, which previously only applied to private and public limited companies (in Dutch: bv and nv), now also applies to all other legal entities. One of the consequences of this is that the so-called preventive dismissal test for directors of foundations has been lapsed.
The 'modern employment relationship' of Uber
The District Court of Amsterdam has ruled that Uber drivers are not self-employed workers, but employees. There is a "modern employment relationship" between the Uber drivers and Uber. In addition, the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement (hereafter: CLA) for Taxi Transport was declared applicable to the employment relationship.
L&E Global Employment Law Tracker August 2021
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 August 2021.
Be vaccinated or unvaccinated; that's what the LeasePlan workplace is all about. Rightly so?
LeasePlan is in the news by calling on all its employees to come back to the office, under one explicit condition: being vaccinated against COVID-19. Unvaccinated employees have to work from home. Many foreign companies preceded LeasePlan. Until the beginning of this week, employers in the Netherlands are very cautious.