Attorney at law, Partner

Simon Tan


As a leading employment lawyer, Simon has a lot of experience with various issues. From individual termination cases to collective labour disputes and everything in between. Clients appreciate both his skills and his dedication. Clients value both his skills and his dedication, in particular his ability to find a sustainable solution

Together with Rutger Ploum, he leads Ploum's Employment Law team.

What clients say about me

Simon Tan is adept at handling disputes with trade unions and redundancy matters, often acting for works councils. His business-savvy style is popular among clients, one identifying "his hands-on attitude, his practical approach and his knowledge of our company." – Chambers 2021 

Simon Tan is a star in handling employment law matters. Fast, efficient, able to understand clients needs, focused and sharp. – Legal 500 EMEA 2020


Simon entered the Bar in 1987 and has quite a solid track record as a leading employment lawyer in a variety of issues, covering both individual termination cases, collective labour disputes and anything in between. Simon became a partner at Nauta Dutilh in 1995 and left for Eversheds-Sutherland in 2006 where he headed the employment team until he joined Ploum in April 2018.

The Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister)

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

  • Employment law (arbeidsrecht);
  • Pension law (pensioenrecht).

Based on this registration, Simon Tan 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.

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