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Carolien Brederije

Partner / Lawyer

Carolien Brederije has been a lawyer since 1996. As of 2009 she is a partner at Valegis Advocaten. Carolien advises entrepreneurs, companies of all sorts and non-profit institutions on employment law and  participation law. She also regularly acts on behalf of individuals (among which managing directors). Carolien graduated cum laude from the PALA (an in-depth Post Academic course in Employment Law) at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. Carolien is a member of several Associations, for instance the VAAN (Association for Employment Lawyers) and the VvA (Association for Employment Law). Carolien is the former President of and she is active in various networks of (female) entrepreneurs, both domestic and international. Carolien holds various board positions. She is member of the international board of Pangea Net, an international network of independent law firms that includes over 500 lawyers in 32 jurisdictions. From 2014 until 2022, Carolien was a member of the Regional Advisory Council of the Dutch Chamber of Commerce.

Leading list The Legal 500 in 2021 : ‘Valegis Advocaten is praised for its ‘excellent service and knowledge’; practice head Carolien Brederije ‘solves issues with great care and expertise’.’


  • Employment law
  • Participation law
Carolien Brederije - Valegis Advocaten

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