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Laura Smit

Employment / Pension

Laura has been working as a lawyer in the employment law section of HerikVerhulst since 2018. In her day-to-day practice, she focuses on employment and pension law. She has gained a lot of experience and attended various specialisation courses, which enables her to provide her clients with high-quality legal advice. She is committed to her clients and driven to achieve the best result for them with her practical approach and solution-oriented way of working.

Areas of expertise

Laura is specialized in employment law (both individual and collective). She advises her clients on the following topics: 
  • dismissal law (individual and collective)
  • employment terms and employment contracts
  • special and restrictive clauses in employment contracts
  • collective bargaining law, disputes under collective bargaining agreements and collective bargaining negotiations
  • disability, sickness and reintegration
  • reorganisations
  • employment law aspects of mergers and acquisitions (transfer of undertaking)
  • social plans
  • employee participation law (consultation, advice and consent processes, disputes with works councils, support to works councils)
  • pension law


Register of legal practice areas

Laura Smit 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, Laura 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).


  • Bachelor European Law School, University of Groningen (2014)
  • Erasmus programme, Georg August University Göttingen (2014)
  • Master Law and Business, Utrecht University (2017)
  • Grotius specialisatieopleiding Arbeidsrecht (2021, cum laude)
  • leergang pensioenrecht, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (2023, cum laude)