Bird & Bird announces new Co-Head of Country in the Netherlands


Today Bird & Bird announced that it has appointed its Employment partner Marcus Huisman as a new Co-Head of its office in The Hague. Marcus takes over from Armand Killan and he will be co-managing the office together with Pauline Kuipers who is a Partner in Competition & EU Law, and Public Procurement group.

Marcus has vast experience in advising and litigating on all aspects of domestic and international employment law. He frequently advises on the strategic employment and co-determination aspects of collective redundancies, mergers and acquisitions.

Armand Killan will now focus on working full time on international IP matters.

Marcus said: "I'm looking forward to co-leading the Dutch Bird & Bird team, alongside Pauline. Thanks to our wide international network, deep industry focus and Bird & Bird team spirit we're in a great position to offer our clients tailored and efficient legal services. Under Armand's leadership the Dutch practice has grown significantly over the last 8 years, both in terms of strategic developments and our wide client base. It will be an exciting challenge to further build on these achievements."

Armand added: "Bird & Bird the Netherlands is a great and strong office. Due to our unprecedented experience in the area of Technology & Regulatory, we're placed at the very top of the legal league. I am very confident that Marcus will continue to follow the path we have taken and further develop our Dutch practice."