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Helma van Dijk


Helma has wide national and international experience in employment law and serves many clients in various sectors, including companies in the logistics sector, (international) trading companies and the non-profit sector. Her clients describe her as highly committed and solution-driven, with a keen eye for her clients’ interests.

Areas of expertise

  • employment and employment termination law in the broadest sense, including assistance in reorganisations/collective redundancy and individual dismissal cases
  • employment law aspects of mergers and acquisitions (transfer of undertaking)
  • international aspects of employment law/international employment law
  • collective labour agreement issues
  • co-determination law
  • non-compete clauses
  • working hours and conditions
  • employment law-related aspects and social security aspects of disability
  • sectoral pension issues
  • employment law-related aspects of bankruptcies
  • legal position of statutory directors and senior management (in the case of labour disputes)
  • opstellen van arbeidsrechtelijke regelingen, waaronder sociale plannen
  • employment law for maritime and inland shipping crews
  • (maritime) employer’s liability
  • equal treatment issues
  • privacy and data protection

Register of legal practice areas 

Helma van Dijk has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):

  • employment law 

Pursuant to this registration, Helma is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar (Nederlandse orde van advocaten).


  • Dutch Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam (1990)
  • International law, University of Athens (1989/1990)
  • Postgraduate course in Employment Law, EUR/Hugo Sinzheimer Institute (2002)


  • W.M. van Dijk, ‘Maritime Labour Convention 2006: een uniforme regeling voor leef- en werkomstandigheden aan boord van zeeschepen’, TVR 2007-5
  • W.M. van Dijk, ‘De ‘Maritime Labour Convention’: tijd voor een update’, TVR 2015-5/6


Other positions

  • chairperson of the Rotterdam section of the Board of Representatives of the Netherlands Bar
  • speaker on employment law-related issues
  • ambassador of Stichting Rotterdam RibRally