Claeys & Engels

Boulevard du Souverain 280
1160 Auderghem

Our Profile At Claeys & Engels, we offer a full range of legal services in all areas concerning human resources. We like to think that what sets us apart is how we partner with our clients and accomplish results that matter to our client's business. Our Service Commitment YOUR PERSPECTIVE + OUR APPROACH = REAL RESULTS Our Complimentary Client Services We want to keep our clients abreast of legal developments related to human resources. Our People Claeys & Engels selects its lawyers from the major universities and many have higher degrees from foreign universities. To further develop their skills, the firm arranges intensive in-house training sessions. Our History Claeys & Engels was established officially on the 1st of January 2001 by Thierry Claeys & Chris Engels and some of their partners at the time including Pieter Smedts, Eric Carlier, Olivier Debray, Luc Bihain, Jean-Paul Lacomble, Henri-François Lenaerts, Ann Witters, Bart Adriaens, An Van Damme and Bart Vanschoebeke. Our Offices We have offices in Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Hasselt, Kortrijk and Liège.

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Corporate | Commercial | Economic
Social | Work

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Recruiter :

Mrs. Sandra Handelberg (Human Ressources)
Tel: +32 (0) 2 761 46 38
Fax: +32 (0) 2 761 47 00

Manager :

Mr. Olivier Debray (Managing Partner)
Tel: +32 (0) 2 761 46 00
Fax: +32 2 761 47 00

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Claeys & Engels appoints a new Counsel

As of 1 January 2019, Stephanie Raets has become counsel within Claeys & Engels.

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Claeys & Engels appoints new Counsel

Claeys & Engels is pleased to announce that as of 1 January 2017, Ward Bouciqué has become counsel within Claeys & Engels. On a daily basis Ward renders legal and strategic advice to employers with regard to all aspects of individual and collective employment/labour law. Ward has specific interest and knowledge in topics such as restructuring, employment contracts, hiring, policies, redundancies, false self-employment, protected workers, social elections and transfer of undertaking (TUPE).

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Inger Verhelst is new partner at Claeys & Engels

Inger Verhelst practises various aspects of labour law and social security law.

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Chambers Europe, 2009 Edition: Claeys & Engels is top ranked for employment law in Belgium

Chambers Europe, 2009 Edition

Claeys & Engels is top ranked for employment law in Belgium.
Top rankings for Thierry Claeys, Chris Engels, Bart Vanschoebeke, Olivier Debray and Patrick Maerten.

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GDPR, Six Months On: The First Analysis Of The Belgian Data Protection Authority

Following the release by several foreign data protection authorities of their statistics, the Belgian data protection authority (“DPA”) has now also made its first analysis.

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The Court of Justice: Belgian Anti-abuse Act a step too far

The Court of Justice has ruled that Belgium - by giving the judge, the NSSO and the social inspectorate the possibility to put a fraudulently acquired A1 declaration aside in the event they consider there is abuse - violates European rules

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Football vs. work: 1-0? A quick guide for Belgian employers to deal with EURO 2016

According to a survey among 1,000 Belgian employees, 6 out of 10 employees intend to watch Euro 2016. Another survey among 200 HR managers revealed, however, that 7 out of 10 Belgian employers fear a reduction in productivity in the coming weeks due to Euro 2016. One should, perhaps, not be too surprised knowing that 2 employees out of 3 expect management will turn a blind eye if an important match takes place during working hours..

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The ‘Renault Act’ ten years on: company restructurings and social plans, what are the trends in Belgium?

The law firm Claeys & Engels has just published a study concerning company restructurings and social plans. The study is based on 216 collective bargaining agreements (CBAs), concluded as a result of the hundred most recent restructurings (2006-2008).

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