About Pieter Huys

Pieter Huys is a partner and attorney-at-law at AKD who specialises in employment law.

Heading AKD’s employment law team, Pieter has wide-ranging experience in national and international issues relating to the law governing individual dismissals, reorganisations and transfers of business ownership (including outsourcing and insourcing). His work also covers co-determination law, collective labour agreement law, non-competition and confidentiality clauses, compensation and benefits, health and safety, fraud and compliance, and global mobility. Pieter is an experienced litigator and boardroom counsellor.

Pieter is also part of AKD’s Sports & Entertainment team. He is well up to speed with relevant laws and regulations and have first-hand experience handling the different types of dynamics and stakes at play this sector.

Pieter's clients are leading national and international companies and organisations. He is well-known for his in-depth advice and capacity to think in terms of real business solutions. He is highly valued by his clients in that regard as well as for being a people’s person with unerring instinct for establishing successful business relations and partnerships. The words “no, that's not possible” are not part of his vocabulary.

Working closely with his clients and building long-term relationships drives and inspires Pieter. It gives him the opportunity to get to know his clients properly and respond effectively to their needs.

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More about

  • Nyenrode Business University
  • Erasmus University: Law
  • Postgraduate Course in Employment Law (PALA)
Admitted to bar
  • The Netherlands
  • Dutch Association of Employment Lawyers (VAAN)
Legal practice areas the Netherlands Bar’s register

Pieter Huys has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):


  • Employment law


Based on this registration, Pieter is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.