Meet our mentor Nils van Dijkman

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Meet Nils van Dijkman, mentor for the Mentorship Program 2024! Nils is a partner in the employment law practice at the Swedish Chamber Patron member Heussen. He advises on various employment law matters, with a particular emphasis on reorganisations, employment law aspects of mergers and acquisitions, industrial relations, cross-border employment and employee participation issues (works councils). He advises both Dutch and international companies, as well as their executives.

Recent work

  • Reorganising of one of the largest beer breweries in the Netherlands, including negotiations with the works council and trade unions on a social plan and related procedures, including the company collective labour agreement negotiations with the unions;
  • Reorganising the Dutch production facility of a listed Japanese multinational in the metal industry, including negotiations with the works council and trade unions and related procedures;
  • Reorganising headquarters and factories of one of the largest international companies in the Food Sector, including negotiations with the works council and the trade unions regarding a social plan;
  • Negotiating and reaching a collective bargaining agreement with the relevant trade unions;
  • Reorganising a leading chain in the Fashion Industry, including collective dismissal and related litigation.


Nils has been appointed as Honorary Consul General for Sweden in Amsterdam and the surrounding area as of June 2020. Previously, Nils has been Chairman of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands (2007-2015) and has been awarded the title of Honorary Member. The Legal500 describes Nils as “flexible, down-to-earth and result-driven”. Nils is member of VAAN (Dutch employment lawyers association), EELA (European Employment Lawyers Association) and the IBA (International Bar Association). Nils is fluent in Dutch, English and Swedish (native). He heads HEUSSEN’s Sweden Desk.

Welcome to join Nils by signing up as a mentor in the Swedish Chamber and Young Professionals Mentorship Program 2024. The Program offers a rewarding exchange of experience and perspectives between mentors and mentees, where both parties learn from each other and gain beneficial value. Read more and sign up here.