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 on collective and individual dismissal and redundancy procedures. She also advises works councils and supervisory boards regarding non-competition clauses and terms and conditions of employment.
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).
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’).
Stefan van der Veen specialises in employment law and corporate law.
He studied law in Groningen. After graduating, he spent several years working as a lawyer at the court of appeal in The Hague. He has been practising in Amsterdam since 2018.
Stefan is actively involved in Forward Foundation, a non-profit organisation that promotes the acceptance, recognition and visibility of minorities in the business world, particularly in the legal profession.
Alex Besters has worked for Citius Advocaten since 2019. Alex qualified as a lawyer in 2020. He practises employment law, corporate law and real estate law.
Alex studied law in Amsterdam. During his studies, he worked at the Rechtswinkel, an organisation that provides free legal advice, and after graduating he worked as a legal assistant at various law firms in Haarlem and Amsterdam.
Alex is a member of the Young Bar Association of the Netherlands and Amsterdam.
Nina Monfils is our office manager. Her previous experience includes working as an executive secretary and office manager/PA, both nationally and internationally, for profit and non-profit organisations. She has worked for the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital/Netherlands Cancer Institute and the International Montessori Association, among others.
Nina also does volunteer work for ARTI, an association for artists in Amsterdam, and for the International Montessori Association.