Boy Stenden

Lawyer & partner
Boy Stenden
Driven, enthusiastic and providing a full-service solution
Expertise
Employment law & Labour migration law
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Phone
+31 40 219 8430
Mobile Phone
+31 6 27 17 79 89
Language
Dutch, English
E-mail address
boystenden@lawandpepper.com
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About me

“I enjoy drafting clear advice and court documents that are really helpful to my clients. When clients have a problem, sometimes it also affects them mentally. I find a solution to that problem. The feeling I get when I succeed is indescribable.”

Employment law & Labour migration law
Boy specialises in employment law. He mainly assists employers and is the dedicated employment-law brainstorming partner of various SME and SME+ entrepreneurs. Boy gives advice and conducts legal proceedings about matters including terms of employment, collective employment conditions, employment contracts, industrial disputes and dismissal. Moreover, he gives advice to businesses and directors under the articles of association about the legal status of directors under the articles of association, also in relation to the Dutch Senior Executives in the Public and Semi-Public Sector (Standards for Remuneration) Act.

In view of the increasingly globalising labour market, Boy has also specialised in labour migration law. He gives advice to various companies who want to employ foreign workers (including highly skilled migrants), among other things about work and residence permits and employment contracts.

Clients appreciate Boy’s analytical approach, which enables him to get to the heart of complex issues quickly, and subsequently look for a creative and workable solution.

Career
After Boy graduated from Tilburg University in Business Law, he started working at a law firm in Noord-Brabant in 2015. That is where he soon specialised in employment law and took a postgraduate course in employment law after finishing the professional training of the Netherlands Bar Association. In 2019, Boy joined a top 15 firm, where he developed into the expert that he is today. Boy joined Law&Pepper Advocaten as lawyer and partner in 2024.

Specialisation
In 2018-2019, Boy took the Postgraduate Course in Employment Law (PALA) at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. He is a member of the Dutch Employment Lawyers Association (VAAN).

Employment law and labour migration law publications
Boy regularly publishes articles about his speciality. He has written various articles for the Dutch magazines Tijdschrift Recht en Arbeid (TRA), Tijdschrift Arbeidsrecht (TAP) and the journal Over de Grens. He also regularly takes care of annotations for the magazine Jurisprudentie Arbeidsrecht (Employment Law Case Law), which is a magazine in which all important employment-law decisions are published.

Register of practice areas
In the register of practice areas of the Netherlands Bar Association, Boy has registered the practice area of employment law. To maintain this registration, according to the standards of the Netherlands Bar Association he must obtain ten training points in the registered practice area every calendar year.

Boy in the news
  • A. Hoving & B.M.C. Stenden, ‘Dismissal of the director under the articles of association: a better chance of a fair compensation in case of breach of advisory role and obligation to hear, less chance of fair compensation due to cumulation ground’, TRA 2021/23.
  • den Heeten & B.M.C. Stenden, ‘Suspension and the Dutch Senior Executives in the Public and Semi-Public Sector (Standards for Remuneration) Act: who is resolving the issue?’, TAP 2021/207.
  • M.C. Stenden & S.W. Kleijer, ‘The residence permit of EU long-term residents and the job-seeking year for highly skilled persons’, journal Over de Grens / 2022 no. 3.
  • M.C. Stenden, S.W. Kleijer & J.H.S. Niers, ‘It is a great misunderstanding that asylum seekers are not allowed to work in the Netherlands without a citizen service number (BSN)!’, journal Over de Grens / 2023 no. 3.
  • M.C. Stenden & S.W. Kleijer, ‘Termination of employment contract at the employer’s request for serious breach of contract: what is the status?’, TAP 2023/182.
  • Court of Rotterdam 9 June 2022, Employment Law Case Law 2022/187, with commentary from B.M.C. Stenden & S.W. Kleijer.
  • Court of Amsterdam 19 December 2022, Employment Law Case Law 2023/47, with commentary from B.M.C. Stenden & H.A. Hoving.
  • Court of Rotterdam 13 April 2023, Employment Law Case Law 2023/134, with commentary from B.M.C. Stenden & D.R. Hut.
  • Court of Rotterdam 21 April 2023, Employment Law Case Law 2023/171, with commentary from B.M.C. Stenden & L.S. Rozema.
  • Court of Limburg 13 July 2023, Employment Law Case Law 2023/222, with commentary from B.M.C. Stenden & S.W. Kleijer.
  • Court of The Hague 16 November 2023, Employment Law Case Law 2024/41, with commentary from B.M.C. Stenden & M. van den Heuvel.