About Esther van der Meulen

Esther van der Meulen specializes in reorganizations and the legal aspects of HR/personnel policy. She advises companies in the areas of privacy, employee co-determination and sustainable employment. Esther regularly gives talks and training sessions for HR managers and works councils. Drawing on her background in police work, she also handles compliance and fraud matters.

Esther is a member of the Vereniging Arbeidsrecht Advocaten Nederland (Dutch Employment Lawyers Association). She is part of the Lexence privacy team. She has drawn up privacy policies for various organizations. Esther advises clients in all areas of privacy law, such as privacy statements, data breaches, data processing agreements, processing registers, DPIAs and retention periods. She regularly teaches workshops for clients to increase their motivation to act in accordance with GDPR.

Esther has been with Lexence since 2017. Previously she worked for, among others, the National Police Force and Deloitte. She studied law at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen where she received a master’s degree in civil law in 2003. Esther later received the Master of Criminal Investigation degree from the Politieacademie (Police Academy) and completed the postgraduate specialization course in employment law at Grotius Academie. She was admitted to the Dutch Bar in 2007.

Legal 500 (2019)
''Senior associate Esther van der Meulen also provides 'excellent support'.''
  • Legal 500 (2020): "The Lexence lawyers we work close with can be described as highly effective in terms of moving fast and bringing the right solutions to the table. In regard to most other law firms they are extremely pragmatic and have a deep understanding our individual business as the ever changing landscape of law and regulation, so creating a one-time right effect."

  • Legal 500 (2019): "The practice at Lexence 'can handle complex cases quickly and effectively' and is also valued for having 'an innovative and entrepreneurial' approach. Senior associate Esther van der Meulen also provides 'excellent support'."

  • Chambers (2019): "One client draws attention to the lawyers' excellence in respect to both litigation and negotiations. The same client remarks: 'They are proactive in terms of informing us of the latest legal developments. They are very responsive, quick and have in-depth knowledge of employment law'. 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 (2019): "Providing ‘quick, accurate, to-the-point’ advice, Lexence’s team is headed by Judith Schulp and Mark Keuss, who specialises in collective dismissals and misconduct inquiries. The practice handles all kinds of employment work, including acting for works councils."

  • 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'."