Employment law

Floor Damen



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About Floor

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).

Floor publishes regularly about 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 third 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 and is a member of the management board since 2022. 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.

International listings

Legal 500 (2022): "Floor Damen is very accessible, service minded and clear. He offers responsiveness, availability, a sense of urgency and strong counsel. Very driven and highly professional, in comparison to others Lexence is always at hand to aid and support us with highly practical and solid advice. Great knowledge of the latest trends and precedents compared with high integrity, a fair price and a very flexible attitude towards solving problems and finding opportunities."
Legal 500 (2022): "Three years in a row leading individual Employment Law."
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."
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