Former international partner of Baker & McKenzie’s Amsterdam employment and pensions team, Karin Bodewes, will join Dutch boutique Shearwaters as of counsel per 1 July 2016.

Upon joining Shearwaters, Karin Bodewes (pictured) will reunite with her former colleagues Martijn van Broeckhuijsen, Maarten Vestering and Barbara-Ellen Bruin. Karin Bodewes has been practicing employment law for nearly 30 years. She is adept at solving employment issues, particularly in individual employment matters, for corporates, financial institutions and top executives operating internationally.

Karin Bodewes:

“Joining Shearwaters and working alongside my former colleagues is just wonderful. I’m looking forward to contributing to the firm’s further growth”.

Martijn van Broeckhuijsen and Maarten Vestering, co-heads of Shearwaters:

“We are delighted with Karin’s arrival. She is widely recognized as a leading practitioner with an excellent reputation and vast experience at the world’s largest international law firm. Her arrival enhances our offering to clients. At the same time, it underpins our strength and goal: fostering personal relationships with companies and executives alike, enabling us to consistently and successfully resolve their high-end matters of Dutch corporate employment.