About Floor Damen

Floor Damen advises companies and other organizations on collective and individual dismissals, transfers of undertakings and employee co-determination. An important part of his collective reorganizations practice includes negotiating with trade organizations on social plans, consulting with works councils and selecting employees for redundancy in accordance with the ‘age distribution principle’ (afspiegelingsbeginsel). Together with Mark Keuss, he heads Lexence’s reorganization practice.

Floor publishes regularly and lectures at Rotterdam School of Management on reorganizations and employee co-determination. He is also a visiting lecturer in the combined master’s program in employment law of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Universiteit van Amsterdam.

Floor is recognized annually by international listings. For the second year in a row, he is recommended by Legal 500 as ‘Leading Individual’ in employment law. Clients describe his practice as: “Floor Damen knows Dutch law, he is patient and meticulous in lending guidance or articulating risks for the business.” Legal 500 (2021).

Floor has been with Lexence since 2006. He studied law at Universiteit Utrecht, and completed the postgraduate program in employment law at Universiteit van Amsterdam. Floor was admitted to the Dutch Bar in 2000.

Legal 500 (2021)
''Floor Damen knows Dutch law, he is patient and meticulous in lending guidance or articulating risks for the business.''
  • Legal 500 (2021): Two years in a row leading individual Employment Law - Floor Damen

  • Legal 500 (2021): "Floor Damen knows Dutch law, he is patient and meticulous in lending guidance or articulating risks for the business."

  • 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): "Floor Damen works in a very structured way, this gives not only a good overview but also trust that any case will be won. Documentation and communication is clear, objective and written in such a way that it helps to maintain overview."

  • Legal 500 (2020): "Our main contact person is Mr. Floor Damen. His approach is very unique. He has the ability to create a discussion atmosphere whereby participants feel very comfortable. His knowledge on legal matters is always up to date so that, according to his mindset, he always can find a solution."

  • 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."

  • Chambers (2019): "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): "Providing 'quick, accurate, to-the-point' advice. Floor Damen is recommended for collective redundancies."

  • 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 (2017): "Lexence’s practice, which is especially strong in large-scale reorganisations and collective dismissals. Redundancy specialist Floor Damen is 'driven, result-oriented and creative'."

  • Chambers (2017): "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."