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Baker McKenzie

Employment

2 ranked lawyersBand 3BelgiumEurope 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Well-regarded team advising on employment aspects of international M&A, benefiting from the firm's extensive global network. Regularly handles collective dismissals and the dismissal of protected employees and high-level employees, including following misconduct investigations. Also assists with outsourcing and restructuring projects, as well as social plans and collective bargaining agreements. Advises on local and European works council matters. Clients hail from the technology, insurance and FMCG sectors, as well as from the public sector.

Strengths

A client enthuses that the lawyers are "very comprehensive and very strategic, and they do a good job explaining weaknesses and issues," and continues: "I would really recommend them, especially for international companies."

Another client appreciates that the team is "accurate and provides pragmatic solutions."

Notable practitioners

A client highlights that François Gabriel is "very knowledgeable." He is a well-reputed lawyer handling a variety of employment matters, including employee benefits, the employment aspects of transactions and works council disputes.

Nancy Luyten represents clients in individual dismissal cases, including following allegations of misconduct, as well as in restructurings. She is praised by a client who says: "Luyten has very strong analytical skills, great client relationship skills and explains everything really well."

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Belgium

Employment


François Gabriel
Band 3
Nancy Luyten
Band 4