Sophia Zandvoort

Sophia Zandvoort-Faneyte is a specialist in employment and pension law. She helps employers with questions about dismissal, employment conditions, occupational disability, equality of treatment and pension. Can I dismiss an employee who is not performing well? Is my employee really unfit for work? The pension costs are too high, can I adjust them unilaterally? What is a reasonable compensation in case of changes to the pension scheme? Is it compulsory for my company to join a sector pension fund? These kinds of questions.

Conflicts on the work floor cost a lot of time and energy. Sophia helps employers to prevent unnecessary conflicts and to solve problems. This saves energy, time and money. She does this by listening carefully and asking questions about the facts and your goals and wishes. This is followed by expert and practical advice. After which, in consultation, the next steps are determined. With great dedication Sophia helps companies to solve complicated questions. She likes to achieve a good result together with the client.


Dutch Law and Business Administration: Sophia has successfully completed these two academic studies. She has successfully completed two post-academic specialist courses: the Grotius specialist course in Employment Law and the Pension Law course at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

At Pellicaan Advocaten, Sophia mainly focuses on reorganisations, dismissal cases (collective and individual), incapacity for work, collective bargaining agreements and pension issues. She has a special interest in equal treatment issues.


Sophia advises and litigates in the field of employment law, contract law and pension law. With a background in both the judicial system and UWV (Employee Insurance Agency) Sophia has a lot of experience in (summary) proceedings in the fields of employment law, pension law and contract law.

Sophia has registered the following legal areas in the register of legal areas of the Dutch Bar Association:

  • Labour law
  • Civil procedural law

This registration obliges her to obtain ten continous education points each calendar year in this registered areas of law, according to the standards of the Dutch Bar Association.

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