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The interrelation between Board of Directors, Supervisory Board and Works Council

Apart from advising on statutory consulting and consent processes, Pallas Employment Lawyers is your discussion partner during the organisation and adjustment of the “strategic negotiations” between the triumvirate (Board of Directors, Supervisory Board, Works Council). Drawing on our experience, we can advise you on this form of governance, so that all parties concerned can often agree on the role they each have in the company. We try as much as possible to avoid situations in which works councils feel compelled to enforce their rights whilst relying on the law.

When advising on governance, we naturally also take the existing, or desired, employee participation structure into account (central works council, group works council, collective works council, local works councils and, potentially, the European works council).

Pallas Employment Lawyers has a clear focus on these “strategic negotiations” within the tripartite relationship (Board of Directors, Supervisory Board, Works Council), because the contact between the Board of Directors, Supervisory Board and Works Council is subject to ever-increasing regulation. The Dutch Works Councils Act merely forms the basis for this.

Modern governance goes much further, and requires that responsibility is experienced and borne collectively by all stakeholders to ensure proper collaboration within the tripartite relationship (Board of Directors, Supervisory Board, Works Council).

How can we be of assistance?

  • Advice on complex Works Council procedures
  • Employee participation structure
  • Employee participation in a (international) group of companies
  • Works Council-nominated supervisory director
  • Right to be consulted on remuneration of directors

Our specialists for governance

Alain Camonier

Attorney-at-Law - Amsterdam

Julien Blok

Attorney-at-Law - Amsterdam

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