Hans van Gijzen:

Careful and balanced company management constitutes the guiding principle for the internal stakeholders of nationally and internationally operating companies

'In the rapidly changing world around us, relationships between shareholders, board of directors, supervisory board and the (European) works council find themselves on shifting sands, especially where the supervision on operations within any company is concerned.'

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Hans van Gijzen

Of Counsel - Rotterdam

Hans van Gijzen has been an Of Counsel at Pallas Employment Lawyers since 2020.

Hans works in the fields of social enterprise and employee participation law, with a primary focus on Works Councils and European Works Councils, as well as the thereto-pertaining governance and dispute resolution issues in the tripartite relationship between Board of Directors, Supervisory Board and Works Council.

His clients are large companies and a variety of works councils and European works councils.

Hans is a member of the Supervisory Board of Center Parcs Europe N.V. (Pierre et Vacances) and his former positions include:

  • Founder and Managing Partner of Holland Van Gijzen Lawyers and Civil-Law Notaries
  • Member of Ernst & Young’s Management Board & Central European Area Board
  • Chairman of EY Law Global (a worldwide network of lawyers affiliated with Ernst & Young)
  • Supervisory director with companies and institutions in various sectors

Furthermore, Hans is a speaker at a range of fora dealing with Works Councils, European Works Councils and Governance, and is the author of numerous publications in this field.

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