J.A. (Hans) van Gijzen

J.A. (Hans) van Gijzen

Of Counsel
+31 (0)6 12 62 66 44


Hans van Gijzen is associated with Pallas Attorneys-at-Law as Of Counsel per 1 January 2020.

Hans is a specialist in social corporate law and employee representation law, with a special focus on Works Councils and European Works Councils, together with attached dispute resolution challenges within the governance triangle: Board of Directors, Supervisory Board and Works Council.

Clients of Hans are multinationals and large companies, various works councils and European works councils.

  • Hans is Supervisory Board Member of Center Parcs Europe N.V. (Pierre Vacances)

Amongst others, Hans used to be:

  • Founder and Managing Partner at Holland Van Gijzen Attorneys-at-Law & Civil law Notaries
  • Member Management Board & Central European Area Board Ernst & Young
  • Chairman EY Law Global (worldwide association of lawyers affiliated with Ernst & Young)

In addition, Hans is speaker, trainer and author on various topics related to Works Councils, European Works Councils and Governance.