Ruben advises and litigates in proceedings concerning all aspects of employment relationships. He assists employers with preparing for complex organisational changes and for reorganisations, Collective Labour Agreement conflicts, transfers of undertakings, strikes and individual issues like remuneration and dismissal. In addition, Ruben has a special interest in pension law, an area in which he is a specialist. He regularly publishes in leading professional journals.

Ruben studied Dutch Law at Leiden University. In addition, he graduated cum laude from Leiden University's postgraduate specialist course on employment law. He followed the course pension law at VU Amsterdam.



Additional Information

  • Lecturer for the Grotius Specialist Course in Employment Law, 2015
  • Annotator Civil-Service Law AB, Kluwer
  • Course leader of the course on Civil-Service Law, Leiden University, 2011
  • General chairman of the Appeals Committee, KNKV (Dutch korfball federation), 2011
  • Member of the equal treatment working group for the Employment Law Association, 2010
  • Member of the Employment Law Association
  • Member of the Dutch Lawyers Association
  • Member of the Association for Civil Servants and Law
  • Member of the Dutch Employment Law Lawyers Association
  • Teacher Postacademical studies Employment Law (PALA)
  • Board member of the Dutch Employment Law Lawyers Association (VAAN)
  • Chairman The Hague Lawyers Association Employment Law (VHAA), 2017


  • "Impressive and very skilled" and "A professional who is prepared to go the extra mile for his client.", Chambers Europe 2018
  • "Shrewd and knowledgeable", Chambers Europe 2017
  • "He has a hands-on mentality, is straightforward and is very quick with his responses. He provides exactly the advice we need.", Chambers Europe 2016