Irene Vermeeren has more than 20 years of experience counseling and representing employers on employment and employee benefits issues, with a focus on Dutch and European pension law. Her experience includes labor and employment (L&E) counseling (including on the hire and termination of executives), involvement in international employment redesign and cost-cutting processes, M&A transactions and benefits harmonization and integration processes, disputes and landmark cases in employment, and pension litigation. She has arranged and participated in international retirement income fund (RIF) projects and cost-cutting projects and has conducted and advised on several worldwide restructurings for multinational clients. Irene also has significant experience representing clients in consultation and negotiation procedures with unions and works councils.
Irene has published widely on matters involving employment and pension law and lectures on ethics and compliance. She is a frequent speaker at international conferences and seminars and lectures at Nyenrode University. She is active in NIMF, IPEBLA, KPS, and the Association of Pension Lawyers. Irene is chair of the Pension Advisory Committee of the Dutch Bar Association and board member of VIIP, a professional network for women in financial (pension) institutions. Irene is also member of the supervisory board of Shell, ING, and Nationale Nederlanden pension funds.
- September 28, 2017
Client Roundtable Series: Litigation, Pensions and Employment. The legal framework and recent developments in directors' liability
- 18 mai 2017
Conférence Droit du Travail en Europe - 2017
- June 30, 2016
Client Pensions & Benefits Roundtable Series
- University of Frankfurt am Main (Certificate in German Employment Law 2001); University of Leiden (Law Degree 1995); University of Edinburgh (Certificate in Law, Erasmus exchange program, 1994)
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
Listed in Chambers, where clients say Irene:
"is very clear in communication, down to earth, very responsive and very client-focused" (2016) and"She has in-depth knowledge in her field and excellent client service. Her commercial approach is very much appreciated." (2017)
- Dutch, English, German, and French