Montse studied law at Erasmus University Rotterdam. She successfully completed the Postgraduate Course in Employment Law. She has also completed various mediation courses.


She was sworn in as a lawyer in 1996 and began her career at a large international law firm. Since 2005, she has been a valuable member of the De Clercq team.

Monste’s daily practice

“I assist large and medium-sized companies, directors and works councils in a variety of issues, including restructuring, reorganization, outsourcing, transfer of undertaking and collective bargaining issues. I also advise works councils and directors on co-determination relations both in national and international groups. In addition, I deal with individual and collective dismissal processes and sick employees. I regularly provide courses and workshops on labor law and employee participation law for works councils and for HR managers. I also act as mediator in labor law issues and in cases involving works councils among themselves and/or with their director. I also provide training to mediators on the labor law aspects of mediation at the Center for Conflict Management in Haarlem.”