Barend Santen

Barend Santen specializes in employment law and advises clients drawn from a wide range of sectors. He assists national and international clients in both contentious and non-contentious work, on all aspects of employment matters. Barend has extensive experience in advising on terms and conditions of employment contracts and on terminations of employment and the negotiation and documentation of settlement terms. He also frequently advises on (collective) redundancy and workforce restructuring exercises including the managing of executive staff exits. Barend’s expertise includes the transfer of undertakings and workers participation. Barend also enjoys an excellent reputation in the areas of international commercial law (including distribution, franchise and commercial agency agreements), more specifically the Middle-East region. Barend is further also known for his broad expertise in commercial litigation.

Professional Affiliations:

Barend has a long time experience as a lecturer in commercial litigation and regularly acts as a lecturer on legal aspects of doing business in the Middle-East. Barend holds several advisory roles in sports and contemporary art.


Dutch, English, French and German

Contact details:

Phone: +31 20 347 37 37