Expat employment law
Godelijn had an international upbringing and education as an expat child living in Africa and England. Back in The Netherlands, she studied law at the University of Utrecht (1990). She then embarked on her legal career as a lawyer by working 10 years for the well-known law firm of ‘Wladimiroff en Spong Advocaten’. In 2000 she joined GMW lawyers as a partner and is the head of the Employment law and Pension section.
Godelijn specialises in international employment law and has extensive experience with both non-contentious and contentious international employment matters including (collective) redundancy packages and dismissal. She works for both companies and individual employees, enabling her to keep an open mind to both sides of a case. While she helps her clients when a problem has arisen, she prefers to act before an escalation has taken place. Advice on a fair Human Resource policy is therefore an essential part of her work.
Godelijn Boonman is considered the undoubted employment specialist for the expat community. A bilingual expat with a large international clientele and a wealth of experience in international employment law matters, Godelijn is a frequent key note speaker at international seminars. Godelijn has a keen interest in the international community and has been a member of the advisory board of ACCESS and the Women’s Business Initiative International since its beginning.
Godelijn has recently released a free white paper: When to call a lawyer about work – for expats living in the Netherlands