Hein van Woensel is co-founder of and partner at Citius Advocaten. He specialises in corporate law. His work includes advising clients on corporate law structures and guiding business transactions, and his specialisms include corporate governance, acquisitions, joint ventures, restructuring, and drafting and negotiating contracts. He also acts as a lawyer in corporate disputes. He has additional experience as a trustee and as a lawyer for companies that are bankrupt or facing insolvency.
Hein has clients in a range of sectors, including business services, (wholesale) commerce, distribution and industry, including pharmaceuticals, healthcare and media. The companies and organisations that he supports vary from internationally operating companies to local family businesses. He also advises institutions that have cultural and societal objectives.
Hein studied law in Amsterdam. He has been a lawyer since 1992. He began his career in Haarlem and has been practising in Amsterdam since 1996.
He took a post-graduate programme in IT Law and in Insolvency Law, and is a member of the IBA, an international association of lawyers, the AIJA (alumni), the Association of Corporate Litigation and the Amsterdam Association of Business Lawyers. Finally, he is a member of the permanent team of editors of the case law journal Rechtspraak Insolventierecht (‘Insolvency Law Jurisprudence’).
Hein has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):
Company law (Agency and Distribution, Directors’ liability, Mergers & Acquisitions, Companies, Associations and Foundations);
Based on this registration, he 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.
Thea Vlot is co-founder of and partner at Citius Advocaten. She specialises in employment law. She advises national and international companies, directors and employees about collective and individual dismissal and redundancy procedures, non-competition clauses and terms and conditions of employment. She also advises companies and works councils regarding employee participation.
Thea studied law in Leiden. She has worked at various courts and at the Enterprise Chamber in Amsterdam. She has been a lawyer since 1999. She began her career at Trenité Van Doorne and has been practising independently as a lawyer since 2007.
Thea is part of the permanent team of editors of the case law journal Rechtspraak Arbeidsrecht (‘Employment Law Jurisprudence’). She is also a board member of the Amsterdam Association of Business Lawyers, and a member of the international association of lawyers AIJA (alumni).
Thea has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister): Employment law (Collective Dismissal, International Employment Law, Employee Representation). Based on this registration, she 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.
Reinier Wolters is a partner at Citius Advocaten. He specialises in labour migration and immigration law as well as labour law. He advises national and international companies and employees as well as private individuals on employment law issues, often with cross-border aspects in which residence and work permits also play a role, and he takes care of the applications for such permits for his clients.
Reinier studied law in Amsterdam and was sworn in as a lawyer in 2008. He has worked at a boutique firm where he learned the ropes of the labour migration practice and at a medium-sized firm that focuses on the corporate market.
Reinier is a member of the Netherlands Employment Lawyers Association (VAAN) and the Employment Lawyers Association (VvA) and is registered as an employment law specialist in the Register of Legal Practice Areas of the Netherlands Bar Association. He is also a member of the Working Group on Legal Aid in Immigration Cases (WRV). In 2016, he successfully completed the post-academic specialisation course in employment law at the Grotius Academy.
Dianthe Kooij works at Citius Advocaten since 2022. She advises national and international companies, employees and private individuals on employment law and corporate law issues. Dianthe studied law in Leiden and completed her master’s degree in employment law in 2021. During her studies Dianthe completed various internships, in the legal profession and at commercial companies. She also worked as a student assistant at the department of social law at Leiden University.
Allard Janus has been a lawyer since 2021 and works at Citius Advocaten since 2023. Allard advices national and international companies, employers and employees on employment and corporate law issues. Allard received a Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Sciences from University College Roosevelt and subsequently studied law in Utrecht. He completed his master corporate law in 2021 with a specialization in employment law. During his studies Allard completed various internships at different law firms and was employed at the local court.
Marjolein Koster is our office manager.
She lives in Amsterdam and has worked in various capacities in an international film distribution company. Her latest job was facility manager in a digital agency. Marjolein likes movies, yoga and long bike rides.