On Dec. 9, 2021, the European Commission proposed the Platform Work Package, a set of measures intended to improve the working conditions of persons working through “digital labor platforms” in the EU and to support the sustainable growth of these platforms.

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Photo of Thomas Timmermans Thomas Timmermans

Thomas Timmermans advises and represents national and international clients across a broad range of employment and employee benefits issues. His experience includes corporate governance, dismissals, large restructurings, employee representation, employee benefits (including remuneration within financial institutions), strategic employment issues and cross-border corporate law-related…

Thomas Timmermans advises and represents national and international clients across a broad range of employment and employee benefits issues. His experience includes corporate governance, dismissals, large restructurings, employee representation, employee benefits (including remuneration within financial institutions), strategic employment issues and cross-border corporate law-related employment matters. Within these areas of law, Thomas has particular knowledge and experience in the field of board member terminations, outsourcing/transfer of undertakings (TUPE), works council consultation procedures, and incentives.

Thomas is active in the Dutch Association of Employment Lawyers (VAAN), the Dutch Association of Pension Lawyers (Vereniging van Pensioenjuristen), the Dutch Association of Employment Law (VvA) and the Association of Employment Lawyers Amsterdam (VAAA).

Photo of Robert Hardy Robert Hardy

Robert is a Local Partner in the firm’s Antitrust Litigation & Competition Regulation Practice. In addition, he focuses his practice on regulatory matters. He advises clients on high-value and complex matters spanning a wide spectrum of economic sectors, including chemicals, defense, pharmaceuticals, and

Robert is a Local Partner in the firm’s Antitrust Litigation & Competition Regulation Practice. In addition, he focuses his practice on regulatory matters. He advises clients on high-value and complex matters spanning a wide spectrum of economic sectors, including chemicals, defense, pharmaceuticals, and technology.

Robert represents clients before the European Commission, the Dutch Competition Authority (ACM), the Dutch administrative law courts, and the EU courts in matters relating to cartel defense, abuse of dominance, merger control, and State aid proceedings. Additionally, he represents clients before the Dutch civil law courts on issues relating to antitrust recovery / damages claims, and standard-essential patents and FRAND licensing disputes. Robert also advises clients in relation to antitrust / competition law compliance, and foreign direct investment (FDI) / national security regimes.

He has more than 30 publications, including in the Common Market Law ReviewEuropean Review of Private LawInternational & Comparative Law QuarterlyMaastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, as well as in leading Dutch-language law journals (e.g., Markt & MededingingNederlands JuristenbladNederlands Tijdschrijft voor Burgerlijk RechtTijdschrift voor PrivaatrechtWeekblad voor Privaatrecht, and Notariaat en Registratie).