What typifies Dunya is her creativity, ready knowledge and razor-sharp formulations, with which she is always looking for the best result for her client. Expert and driven, committed and result-oriented, with just as much attention for the human side of the work. It goes without saying that she masters all legal aspects down to the last detail. Service with that little bit extra, where its clients know throughout the entire business that they are in good hands, that they are taken care of. Speaking the client’s language makes the difference. She gains that trust by advising her clients in a practical and clear manner and guiding them towards an optimal result.

Dunya mainly assists employers, from small to (medium) large and within various sectors such as construction, healthcare, housing, semi-government and other business services. She has extensive experience and knowledge of the various aspects of employment law, with a special focus on strategic management of absenteeism and reintegration files, individual and collective dismissal law such as reorganisations, transfer of undertaking, collective employment agreement and employee participation law, but also, for example, integrity issues and equal rights. Dunya also enthusiastically gives in-company seminars on topics such as current employment law and disability and reintegration.


Dunya studied Dutch law at the University of Utrecht. In 2005 she successfully completed the postgraduate specialization course in Employment Law at the Grotius Academy. She is a member of the Dutch Employment Lawyers Association (VAAN) and the Amsterdam Employment Lawyers Association (VAAA).

Dunya has employment law as a registered specialization in the register of legal areas of the Bar Association. This obliges her to obtain at least 10 training credits each year in that area of law.



With Maarten Hilberdink you are in good hands when it comes to employment law. Maarten is decisive, effective and, according to his colleagues, one of the best in his field. You will notice this through his precise way of working, his professional knowledge, the thorough legal underpinning of his advice or defence and the results achieved.

In his business he often has to deal with complex personal relationships that sometimes date back years. He looks for a fitting solution that does justice to all aspects of the case, whether in an advisory or litigating role. Unburdening his clients and giving them the confidence that he will assist them optimally is an important motivation for him. Just like finding the right key, even if it doesn’t seem to be there at first.

Maarten advises and litigates for small and medium-sized employers, employees and entrepreneurs. He has gained a lot of knowledge and experience within education, mainly with employers of educational institutions as clients. He specializes in employment disputes (including in the event of illness or imminent dismissal), incapacity for work and illness, disputes regarding wages and emoluments, non-competition and non-solicitation clauses, clarification of collective employment agreements (CAO), position (managing) director, management contracts and reorganisations. He also functions as a sounding board for HR advisors.

Although he specializes in employment law, Maarten Hilberdink also advises and litigates on civil law matters such as disputes concerning partnerships, agency agreements and other commercial agreements, including assignment agreements (zzp’ers) and management agreements. Where necessary, he fulfils the function of litigator. If a case so requires, Maarten works with lawyers who are specialized in other disciplines. Maarten works with an excellent network of lawyers in the Netherlands and abroad.


Maarten studied law at Leiden University and the University of Amsterdam. He has completed the Postgraduate Employment Law Course (PALA).

Maarten is a member of the Dutch Employment Lawyers Association (VAAN) and the and the Amsterdam Employment Lawyers Association (VAAA).

Maarten has employment law as a registered specialization in the register of legal areas of the Bar Association. This obliges him to obtain at least ten training points each year in that field of law.

Maarten is a member of the Board of Representatives of the Netherlands Bar.