Employment law

Annejet Balm



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About Annejet

Annejet Balm litigates and advises in all major areas of employment law, including individual and collective dismissal law, reorganizations, employee participation and transfer of undertaking. She is specialized in disability regulations, placement and secondment constructions and privacy in the workplace.

Annejet is a frequent speaker at seminars and workshops. She co-authored the book ‘Hoe zit het met het (nieuwe) arbeidsrecht’ (The situation with (the new) employment law) and was chief editor for employment law for SduMemo+. Annejet is a member of the specialized associations Vereniging Arbeidsrecht Advocaten Nederland (Dutch Employment Lawyers Association) and the Vereniging Arbeidsrecht Advocaten Amsterdam (Amsterdam Employment Lawyers Association).

Annejet has been with Lexence since 2013. She studied law at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, participated in a summer course at University of California in Berkeley, and completed the employment law specialization course of Grotius Academie. Annejet was admitted to the Dutch Bar in 2001.

International listings

Legal 500 (2022): "Annejet Balm is very practical and easygoing – a real business partner."
Legal 500 (2021): "Highly effective, knowledgeable and pragmatic legal team, consistently outperforming expectations."
Chambers (2021): "Clients refer to the firm's pragmatism, one acclaiming its 'practical, hands-on approach'. Another client underlines its attentiveness, citing its 'quick turnaround'."
Legal 500 (2020): "The Lexence team is for me unique for its direct and no-nonsense approach. Time is always short and Lexence understands how this works. If I have a question I will get a professional direct answer, with which I can get further. If my first contact is not available, there is always a professional colleague nearby."
Chambers (2018): "The lawyers also earn praise from interviewees for being 'extremely quick in their responses, candid in their opinions and flexible in terms of understanding what is appropriate for each situation'."
Legal 500 (2018): "The practice at Lexence 'can handle complex cases quickly and effectively' and is also valued for having 'an innovative and entrepreneurial' approach."
Chambers (2018): "Clients highlight the firm's 'unique approach and broad knowledge,' saying: 'They know how to deal with the law but can also handle matters in a unique and creative way and are transparent in outlining risks and opportunities.' Others describe the service as 'precise and quick'."
Legal 500 (2018): "Providing ‘quick, accurate, to-the-point’ advice. Annejet Balm made partner in January 2017."
Chambers (2017): "The team is known for robust national offering, recently active on large reorganisation and rationalisation procedures. Advises on collective labour agreements, compliance mandates, dismissals and redundancies. Maintains a focus on the security, healthcare, energy and financial services sectors. The team continues to develop its specialist expertise on employee representation matters affecting municipalities."
Legal 500 (2017): "Lexence’s practice, which is especially strong in large-scale reorganisations and collective dismissals, is headed by Judith Schulp and Mark Keuss. Redundancy specialist Floor Damen is ‘driven, result-oriented and creative’."
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