Sylvia Gerdes
Lawyer Employment & Pensions

Sylvia Gerdes

Lawyer Employment & Pensions

Sylvia Gerdes has worked as a lawyer at Van Benthem & Keulen in the Employment & Pensions practice group since 2000.

What distinguishes Sylvia as a lawyer is that fast, thorough and targeted support for her clients goes without saying for her.

Having worked in the legal profession since 1995, Sylvia is an experienced employment lawyer. She has built up a thorough specialist knowledge and gained a great deal of practical experience, which has given her a keen eye for pragmatic solutions. Sylvia has focused specifically on mass redundancies, issues related to illness and rehabilitation and the appointment and removal of directors. She also frequently advises employers and works councils on employee participation issues.


  • Employment contracts and terms of employment
  • Non-competition and non-solicitation clauses
  • Unsatisfactory performance and dismissal
  • Employee participation
  • Transfer of company
  • Restructuring
  • Directors
  • Public Servants (Standardisation of Legal Status) Act (Wnra)
  • Sickness, rehabilitation and working conditions

About Sylvia Gerdes

Sylvia is a member of the Dutch Employment Lawyers Association (VAAN), the Dutch Employment Law Association (VvA) and the Central Netherlands Employment Lawyers Association (VAAMN). In addition, Sylvia chairs the complaints committee of the municipality where she lives.