Laura Zuydgeest

Laura Zuydgeest studied Dutch Civil Law and Dutch Criminal Law at The University of Groningen. She graduated Cum Laude in both studies. In 2011 Laura joined GMW advocaten. She is specialised in employment law and has taken on many issues regarding dismissal and sickness. Furthermore she is experienced in discrimination matters and employer liability. Laura represents both employers and employees.

Having grown up in Thailand, where she attended an international primary school, Laura can easily identify with expats living in The Netherlands. Her English is fluent.

As an attorney she aims to make Dutch law comprehensible, provide the necessary guidance and resolve existing disputes between employee and employer. During her work she prefers the personal approach to achieve the desired result.

In addition to her work as an attorney, Laura appears as a judge for the prestigious Telders Moot Court Competition and writes a monthly column for the journal ‘Rendement’.

Laura’s aim is to settle disputes. However, she loves law, especially employment law, and will fight for her clients in court if that is what it takes.

More Articles by Laura Zuydgeest

Employee rights: more clarity on fair compensation
Laura Zuydgeest

Since July 1 2015, under certain circumstances, employees have been entitled to fair compensation. A judgment by the Supreme Court in 2017 provided more clarity on how this compensation is calculated. This blog explains the situation in more detail.   1. What is fair compensation? Employees are entitled to transitional severance pay when their employer […]

Employment contract: non-competition clause
Laura Zuydgeest

  What is the non-competition clause? The non-competition, or non-compete clause is a clause that can be included in an employment contract between employer and employee. This clause states that the employee is forbidden, both during his period of employment and thereafter, to be employed by or associated with a company that performs work or […]

What you need to know about discrimination in rental ads
Laura Zuydgeest

If you’ve looked for rental accommodation in the Netherlands, you’ve probably seen a lot of property descriptions. These property descriptions may tell you how large the apartment or e.g. has good lighting. However, sometimes the landlord of the property wants to ban certain groups from applying (“Not suitable for students”), or encourage other groups (“Perfect […]