Mr. I. N. Maaskant
Iris has been a lawyer with Lexington since September 2008. Previously, she worked as a company lawyer for a housing association in Amsterdam for many years , and was a member of the rent assessment committee for the Amsterdam court area.
In 2007, Iris completed the professional post-graduate vocational training for company lawyers cum laude. This training covers, among other things, business law, employment law and insolvency law.
In 2018, Iris graduated from the postdoc Grotius Specialization Course Employment law.
Iris graduated from Utrecht University and during her studies she specialised in the law of persons and family law and matrimonial property law.
Iris is a highly committed and experienced lawyer, who regularly conducts legal proceedings. Together with her client, she always looks for the best possible solution to a problem, and decides whether it can be achieved through negotiations or only through litigation.
Iris loves the strategic aspect of negotiations and proceedings, and loves to win. She will not take on cases that she cannot support or that she deems as being certain to fail. Iris likes a no-nonsense approach, has a strong sense of justice and does not mince her words. Iris likes a pleasant and informal collaboration with her clients and expects them to show a constructive, pragmatic and realistic attitude, but if necessary, she is prepared for principles.
During her training as a lawyer, Iris was one of the winners of the local moot courts, and she has represented the court district of Haarlem in the national moot court. If it should come to litigation, she can highlight your point of view with great vigour.
Iris Maaskant has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):
- Employment law
- Tenancy law
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.