Our Firm

 

Veugelers Advocatuur is an independent law firm in the Netherlands specialising in pensions law. Our core objective is building strong client relationships by protecting their interests in the very best way possible. 

Pension issues are by nature complex, however our team of specialists make matters easier to understand by presenting clients with practical and comprehensive solutions on both civil and fiscal issues.

We act on behalf of employers, pension funds, insurance companies, works councils and retirees. We also assist and advise law firms with a limited pensions practice.

Expertise

Our expert pension lawyers provide the following services:

Advisory Services

  • Due diligence investigations, including highlighting pension risks with target companies and drafting clauses for acquisition documentation.
  • Drafting and reviewing all major legal pension documentation for compliance, such as with recent government rules on increasing the workplace pensions age to 67 and changes to the fiscal framework.
  • Assisting employers and Pension Funds during negotiations on new terms for execution agreements.
  • Advising on pension recovery plans, Pension Fund Governance, acquisitions and liquidation matters etc.

Litigaton

In some pension issues, litigation is inevitable. As pension lawyers we litigate in matters such as pension indexation issues, disputes regarding the amendment of pension schemes and insurance contracts.

Dispute resolution

Our lawyers have extensive experience in dispute resolution. We also have a thorough knowledge of pension law. Due to this unique combination, we are regularly requested to act as mediator. If required, we provide a mandatory opinion or we act as arbitrator. Upon request, we also participate in Complaint and Appeal Commissions.

Our People

Roel Veugelers

Roel Veugelers

Partner

Office:
Rotterdam
Languages:

In 1991 Roel graduated at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. He completed European law studies at the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium). In 1992 he was admitted to the bar. Roel has a mergers & acquisition/corporate background and developed from there into a pension specialist. He was a partner at Simmons & Simmons until the end of 2007. There he developed his own Pension Law practice group. In 2009 he set up his own law firm “Veugelers Advocatuur”. He has provided advice and litigation for many years on matters relating to pension law and has been pension lawyer for several renowned international companies.

Roel is regularly requested to mediate in pension cases. He is editor of the “Pension Magazine” and frequently publishes articles on pension subjects. In addition he is a member of the Dutch Association of Pension Law and IPEBLA ( International Pension and Employee Benefits Lawyers Association). Roel has been lecturing on pension law for several years and is appointed as a deputy judge at the court of The Hague. In this function he is regularly requested to judge various cases.

Corine Hoekstra

Corine Hoekstra

Senior Associate

Office:
Rotterdam
Languages:

Corine studied Dutch Law at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, specialising in International law. After completing her studies in 2002, she gained four years of experience in the pension field, focusing particularly on the communication of complex pension schemes to (groups of) employees. Corine started her carreer as a pension lawyer in 2006. On 1 Augustus 2015, she started working for Veugelers Advocatuur, where she was admitted to the bar on 21 August 2015.

Corine has broad experience in advising companies, pension funds and insurance companies in both civil and tax related pension issues, where international aspects often play a role. As a sparring partner for board members and HR/finance professionals she strives to get the best result possible for her clients.

Corine is affiliated to training institute SPO as a lecturer of the course ‘Pension law and regulations’. SPO offers appropriate training programs to pension fund managers and professionals in the pension sector to improve capability and competence.

News & Events

Ius Laboris

Ius Laboris is a global Alliance of leading employment, labour and pension law firms that provide companies employing an international workforce with first-class legal advice and support on all human resources issues.

We are passionate about all aspects of human resources law. From Mobility to Discrimination, and from Restructuring to Pensions, our local experts around the world provide deep market knowledge, wherever they are based.

We understand the challenges of managing an international workforce because that is our single focus. With over 1,400 employment lawyers in more than 160 cities worldwide, we always bring a genuinely cross-border perspective.

Ius Laboris firms have a distinctive global way of thinking, and with our trained team of project managers on hand to coordinate our offering around the world, we deliver a seamless integrated service to suit your requirements, wherever you need us.

Ours is a passionate, entrepreneurial and collaborative global community. Our culture of friendship and specialisation enables us to navigate all aspects of employing a workforce across borders with ease

Finally, and most importantly, we are all committed to excellence. With more ranked HR lawyers than our nearest rival (source Chambers Global Guide 2015), in more jurisdictions (source Legal 500, July 2015), Ius Laboris brings together more leading law firms than any other HR legal services organisation. That’s something we’re extremely proud of.