Mr. S.E. Wierenga-Heintz

Sophie

Attorney

Sophie Wierenga-Heintz joined Wijn & Stael as an attorney in December 2017. She specialises in employment law and has an advisory and litigation practice, assisting employers and employees on all types of employment law issues, such as individual and collective dismissal law, reorganisations, personnel policy, employer liability and employee participation. Sophie also provides advice on the privacy aspects of employment law.

Prior to joining Wijn & Stael, Sophie worked as an employment law specialist for 13 years at Kneppelhout & Korthals Advocaten in Rotterdam.

Sophie has a strong analytical ability and quickly get to the heart of the problem. She is a dedicated and true professional whose approach is open minded and solution-oriented.

RECOMMENDATION

  • Legal 500 - 2020: Employment
    Testamonial: "Sophie Wierenga-Heintz has a no-nonsense approach. She has a unique mixture of warm personal skills combined with hard result-driven solutions. She is analytical and a pleasant sparring partner in law matters"

ADDITIONAL POSITIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member of the Dutch Employment Attorneys Association (VAAN)

EDUCATION

  • Postgraduate programme in Employment Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam (2009)
  • Dutch Law, Utrecht University (2001)

REGISTER OF LEGAL PRACTICE AREAS

Sophie has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):

  • Labour law

Based on this registration, she is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.