Irene Francken

Lawyer - Partner

Irene started her legal career as a corporate lawyer in 2007. In 2012, she joined L&A lawyers. She focuses on reorganisations, transfer of undertakings, due diligence processes, co-determination, statutory directors, workplace privacy issues, service provision agreements and self-employed workers.

Due to her experience as a company lawyer in the business sector (among others at Deloitte and de Bijenkorf) Irene has an in-depth knowledge of a company’s needs. Her approach is problem-solving and pragmatic. She does not shy away from confrontations, but she is also excellently capable of unraveling and resolving issues. Irene mainly assists employers, but also works councils and employees.

Irene 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 is a member of the Dutch Employment Lawyers Association (VAAN). In 2016, she successfully completed the Postacademic Programme in Employment Law (PALA). Irene furthermore provides various training courses in co-determination, privacy issues in the workplace and current events in employment law.