Employment Department

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What the team is known for Frequently instructed to deal with the employment aspects of transactions. Highly active on advisory and litigation work related to pensions, including the management of pension funds. Client roster comprises local and multinational corporates. Also handles disputes concerning discrimination in the workplace, notably cases relating to race and gender. Active on GDPR regulation and privacy work. Also able to work in conjunction with its public law colleagues to advise on matters affecting public sector clients.

Strengths Clients appreciate that the team is "able to meet deadlines and is client-oriented," and possesses a "thorough knowledge of social law."

Work highlights Advised Fedrus International on a restructuring, involving a collective dismissal, the establishment of a European works council and drafting management agreements.

Notable practitioners

Liesbet Vandenplas
's areas of practice include flexible working time, restructuring and terminations. One impressed client comments: "She is technically very correct, prompt and gives lot of time to deeply understand the substance of a case." Clients also feel that she "stands out for her proactiveness and understanding of the problem."

Véronique Pertry
acts for both public and private sector clients on a wide range of employment law matters. She is particularly recognised in the market for her expertise in pensions, discrimination cases and dismissals.