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Arnold Birkhoff

Partner, Lawyer

Phone     +31 (0) 10 400 51 50

Mobile    +31 (0) 6 512 106 89


Meet Arnold

When it comes to services and client orientation, Arnold is bent on making Kneppelhout the best lawfirm in Rotterdam. Arnold is goal-oriented, enthusiastic and has a passion for people. ‘Just do it!’ is his motto, both literally and figuratively. This makes him a pleasant, reliable and extremely fanatic business partner for clients of all kinds, in all conditions. ‘What attracts me in this profession is not only the law, but mostly the solution and significance this holds for my clients. In order to perform on a high level, aspects as dynamics, impact and flexibility are key.’ Arnold is partner since 2004 and head of the Employment department.

Arnold and Kneppelhout

Arnold represents senior-level (board room members and supervisory directors) employees and, in particular, he handles impactful, multidisciplinary employer cases in which his insight provides a clear way forward. He is on an ongoing basis involved in collective labour law issues and corporate employee participation on the companys side as well as the Works Council. Arnold is also dealing with corporate privacy issues and is a helpful partner in cases of regulatory authorities. Apart from being an expert in his field, he is also a linking pin between the client and all of Kneppelhouts expertise. Arnold regularly gives lectures and also loves to teach. He has given lectures several times for the minor course program in Labour Law at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He has done the same at the University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam.

Arnold personal

‘At home things are not less dynamic. Having a family with four children and a spouse who is a general practitioner is quite the challenge. In my free time I love sailing on the ocean, it helps me unwind’.

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