Irene Francken-van der Ven has gained broad employment law experience in trade and industry. Her specialist areas are reorganisations, dismissal law, collective agreements law and non-compete clauses.
Irene Francken-van der Ven studied Dutch Law at the University of Nijmegen. Her thesis, “Protection against Female Genital Mutilation within the Legal System of the United Nations”, earned her the award for best law thesis in the 2003/2004 academic year at the University of Nijmegen. After graduating Irene completed the Professional Course for Corporate Lawyers and a partial Master’s degree course in Employment Law at the University of Amsterdam.
Irene started her legal career in trade and industry. She worked at Deloitte and De Bijenkorf as a corporate lawyer for three years, where she gained a thorough understanding of employment law issues at companies. She was also involved in several reorganisations. Irene later worked for two and a half years as an employment lawyer at DAS Rechtsbijstand, representing both employees and employers and gaining broad consultancy and procedural experience. She has also given training courses in the field of collective agreements law.
Irene has an energetic and practical approach and focuses on reorganisations, dismissal law, collective agreements law and non-compete clauses.
Irene is a member of the Association of Young Employment Lawyers (VJAA).