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Van Olmen & Wynant

Employment

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What the team is known for

Van Olmen & Wynant often assists public sector clients with employment law matters. The law firm advises on a number of multi-jurisdictional employment matters, such as the transfer of employees, the lending out of personnel and the hiring of foreign nationals. The team also acts on termination mandates, acting for employers and employees, and also represents clients in disputes concerning whether the company made sufficient effort to find reasonable alternative work for an employee before dismissal. Van Olmen & Wynant additionally acts on privacy issues, discrimination cases and social security disputes. Team members often assist with negotiating employment contracts.

Strengths

A client reports: "We are convinced that the lawyers have the right knowledge and approach."

Work highlights

Advised HR Rail on a dispute concerning reasonable accommodation.

Notable practitioners

Chris Van Olmen has a strong focus on advising start-up companies on employment contracts. He also represents employees in dismissal cases. An interviewee appreciates that he "always puts his clients first; he does go the extra mile in ensuring that things are delivered."

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Overview

Van Olmen & Wynant is a renowned expert in employment law covering the full spectrum of such matters, including in-depth expertise in . We have an important litigation practice in these areas, both before Belgian labour courts as before administrative courts.

Areas we cover, include:

  • Individual employment law, including employment agreements, service agreements, individual dismissals, self-employment and discrimination;
  • Collective labour law, including company restructuring, transfer of businesses, collective dismissals, outsourcing, collective bargaining agreements and complex employment issues connected with M&A;
  • Compensation and benefits, including executive remuneration and benefits and international compensations schemes;
  • International employment, including expatriation and secondments;
  • European employment law;
  • Social criminal law
  • Social security;
  • Internal policies and codes of conduct.

Van Olmen & Wynant is one of the driving forces behind L&E Global, a worldwide alliance of Employers’ Counsels, giving the firm a distinctive international dimension in employment law.

The Employment department is headed by Chris Van Olmen. Other partners are Nicolas Simon and Vincent Vuylsteke. Additional key names are Gautier Busschaert and Séverine Vincke.



Members

Van Olmen, Chris (Head of Department)

Busschaert, Gautier

Simon, Nicolas

Vincke, Séverine

Vuylsteke, Vincent

Employment

Van Olmen & Wynant

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Location

Avenue Louise 221

Brussels

Brussels Capital Region

Belgium

B-1050

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Belgium

Employment


Chris Van Olmen
Band 2