HR Business Partner


De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek is an international law firm that is deeply rooted in the Netherlands. De Brauw advises more than 70% of the largest multinationals with headquarters in the Netherlands. De Brauw specialises in high-quality legal advice in complex transactions, proceedings and regulatory issues for companies and financial institutions.

The HR team of De Brauw has around 30 team members, spread across different areas of expertise: Staffing & Development, Recruitment, Learning Institute and Compensation & Data. Several HR Officers are spread across the various teams, working in their own expertise. They operate as a business partner to the organization and are therefore part of the full service that De Brauw provides to its clients.

As an HR Business Partner at De Brauw, you will play a crucial role in the career path of the lawyers, tax advisers, and civil-law notaries. You will advice (both practice group and individual level) on all HR related topics of the Legal employee cycle, such as performance, talent development, rotations, secondments and absenteeism. This role is particularly interesting because it provides an opportunity to work closely with the business and have a central and imperative role as a Business Partner.


  • Act as a customer-focused link between the Legal business and HR expertise areas;
  • Provide professional advice and support to Legal employees and partners on people topics and professional development;
  • Operate in accordance with De Brauw’s HR strategies, policies, and processes;
  • Foster an open and transparent culture that promotes growth.

About you:

  • Minimum five years of relevant experience as an HR professional, preferably within a professional services organization;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Dutch and English;
  • Independent with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to engage with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Academic education in Human Resources, Law, or related fields is advantageous;
  • Conceptual thinker with a down-to-earth, positive attitude and strong problem-solving abilities;
  • Ability to build networks, work as a team, and maintain a sense of humor.

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