Dutch pension law specialists

Blom Veugelers Zuiderman Advocaten is a niche law firm specializing in Dutch pension law. In this field of practice we occupy a top position in the Dutch market.
Most of our clients can be found in the corporate market: multinational companies in the oil and gas industry, the beverage industry and construction industry, pension funds and their executive and supervisory boards, insurance companies and medium size and large employers.

We also advise and assist codetermination and accountability bodies of pension funds, works councils, associations of pensioners and private clients. Our lawyers have extensive experience in pension law. Also, the firm has the luxury of a lawyer exclusively dedicated to support our know-how.

International oriented

While specializing in Dutch pension law, a number of our clients and cases have an international background. We work for clients based in (e.g.) the USA, Canada, the UK, Germany, France and Belgium.

Litigators at heart

We value our advisory practice, but we are litigators at heart. Our strategy is based on litigation experience which enhances our advice. At first, we seek a solution through negotiations, never forgetting that a solution reflecting the interests of both parties will last.

Advice procedures

In addition, alternative dispute resolution is one of our valuable tools in settling disputes. We successfully settle pension disputes through mediation, arbitration and binding advice procedures on a regular basis. Aided by external actuarial advisers, we are able to establish the financial merits of a pensions case and provide strategic advice.

We have extensive experience in turnaround management of pension funds, implementing the continuously changing pension fund governance principles founded in the Dutch Pensions Act. Also, we assist pension funds and employers dealing with the financial consequences of low interest rates and longevity, e.g. advising on pension funds mandatory recovery plans or on employer funding obligations in respect of deficits.

Our field of practice is exclusively pension law; we deal with every aspect in this field, e.g.

  • Indexation funding
  • Termination of funding/administration agreement
  • Negotiations/claims with respect to pension insurance contracts
  • Duty of care, employers and pensions advisers
  • Pension fund governance; Liquidation of pension funds
  • Changing of pension plan
  • Additional funding liabilities
  • Transfer of pension assets an obligations
  • IORP

Contact us

Do you have any questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Rotterdam Office:+31 (0) 10 232 70 60

Utrecht Office:+31 (0) 30 262 80 52

Partner

We are a proud partner of Ius Laboris: global partner for international HR issues.

Ius Laboris is a leading international employment law and employee benefit law alliance, combining the world’s leading employment, labour and pension firms.