Philip Hartman

Philip Hartman

Partner Netherlands


Philip is experienced in outsourcing and M&A-related employment matters, bringing his extensive experience to advice a wide variety of clients.

Philip is a partner and co-heads our International HR Services Practice. He is based in The Hague.

Philip has broad experience in all aspects of employment law including the HR aspects of business transactions including outsourcing and M&As and restructurings on both a national and international basis. Philip very often operates at the cross-section of employment law, payroll tax and financial/actuarial pensions, enabling him to provide clients with advice on pensions, employee incentive schemes including stock options, stock purchase, variable pay and all other forms of employment benefits such as company car arrangements and various types of insurance.

His strongest asset is his ability to translate complex legal issues into simple concepts and strategies and provide clear business advice to facilitate his clients’ decision making processes and solve legal issues. This allows him to act not just in a local environment but also to easily assume a multi-jurisdictional coordinating role. During his career Philip has worked with international corporations doing business in the Netherlands and abroad, often in close cooperation with corporate, commercial, tax and financial/actuarial pension experts.

Philip is an experienced employment lawyer who started his legal career in 1990 as a corporate lawyer and has specialised in employment law since 1996. He joined us in 2002.

He regularly speaks at client seminars. In addition, Philip tutors at one of the leading training institutes in The Netherlands. Philip’s mother tongue is Dutch. He is fluent in English and speaks conversational German.

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Lawyer Testimonials
  1. Clients praise his being "very attentive to our needs and timelines," adding: "He provides excellent service and expertise."

    Chambers Europe 2017
  2. 'Clients appreciate how he is "very hands-on, very supportive and he works extreme hours to please us."'

    Chambers Europe, 2016
  3. "Department head Philip Hartman "is business-oriented and provides practical solutions." [...] clients value his personal dedication and flexibility."

    Chambers Europe, 2015