Marian has approximately 20 years of experience in the legal profession and has been employed as a partner (and partly as department chair) for approximately 12 years by a prestigious law firm at the Amsterdam Zuidas.
Her impressive track record includes complex, media-sensitive change processes involving trade unions, works councils, supervisory directors and executive director(s). She has successfully advised in the collective redundancy of approximately 2,500 employees, a complex transfer of undertaking (involving approximately 10 to 1,000 employees), harmonization of employment conditions, corporate restructuring, and many works council processes. She has also been responsible for the implementation of suitable participation structures in (international) undertakings. Together with executive directors and HR directors she has been successful in defining strategies for collective labour agreement negotiations, more recently for a redundancy plan with non-standard selection criteria in accordance with new legislation. She acts as a strategic advisor for boards of directors and supervisory directors, but is also glad to contribute to strategic thinking in works councils.
Her strength is in overseeing the entire domain, her sense of (corporate) political relations and finding cutting-edge or customized solutions together with her business partners. By reason of her impressive track record, Marian has been invited for many years to lecture at the Grotius Academy and at the University of Amsterdam. She publishes in professional journals regularly.
Chambers Europe 2016: Marian van Eck has notable expertise in collective redundancies, transfers and restructuring and is experienced in negotiating with unions and works councils.
Legal 500 2014: Marian van Eck is “a very experienced lawyer and craftswoman”.
Chambers Europe 2014: Marian van Eck is recognised by peers and clients alike for her in-depth expertise and responsiveness.