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 : Best wishes to employees: consent required?

As the new year has arrived, the question arises as to whether companies may send their employees New Year’s wishes to their private home address (or e-mail or telephone number) in order to appreciation for their personal commitment. And can employees’ birthdays be registered in order to surprise them with flowers or a birthday card?

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Consent to cookies : The Court of Justice has ruled!

In a judgment dated 1 October 2019, the European Court of Justice has ruled that the authorisation of cookies presupposes an active action on the part of the users. Default marked checkboxes are therefore not allowed.

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Newsflash GDPR : Guidelines for the processing of personal data through video devices

On 10 July 2019, the European Data Protection Board or “EDPB”, the advisory body in which all national supervisory authorities are represented, adopted its provisional guidelines on the processing of personal data through video devices.

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Newsflash GDPR : A “Like” button on your website? Then you are a joint controller together with Facebook!

In a judgment of 29 July 2019 ( C-40/17, Fashion ID GmbH & Co ) the European Court of Justice ruled that operators of a website that features a “Like” button are controllers jointly with Facebook.

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