Ester (E.L.) Kalis, lawyer

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”Fast and creative solutions achieved through a strong sense of intuition”

I have been a practising lawyer for more than 25 years. And every day and on every project, I still find it a fascinating and challenging field in which to work. This is especially so when I become intensively involved with my clients. I enjoy finding out all about my clients and exploring my specialist field of employment law. Obviously, I don’t do this single-handedly, but work with the employment law team at Van der Steenhoven advocaten.

I’m committed to providing a personalised approach. My aim is to offer my clients effective, progressive and practical solutions. By applying this approach, my client and I can achieve the best results together ­­– and our working relationship can last for years. I also enjoy bringing my clients up to speed in my professional field. Which is why I share my knowledge and experience in our Client Classes, updates and lectures. I particularly enjoy working with housing corporations and financial and real estate organisations.

I’m at my best when work is at its most hectic. I keep control of things and persevere until everything is completely finished. But I can only work like this by staying well-balanced. Which is why I can often be found enjoying nature or doing yoga. I also travel regularly to India and Nepal.

Areas of focus:
Employment law, employee participation law, remuneration policy (Executives’ Pay (Standards) Act), the position of directors under articles of association and supervisory directors and liability law (employer liability)

Practising since:
1988

Qualifications
Post-graduate course in employment law - PALA
Specialist course in personal injury - Grotius Academie
of Law - Erasmus University Rotterdam

Languages
Dutch, English and French

Association Memberships
Dutch Association of Employment Lawyers(VAAN)
Dutch Employment Law Association (VvA)
Amsterdam Association of Employment Lawyers (VAAA)
Netherlands Bar Association (NOvA)
Amsterdam Bar Association (AOvA)

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