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Younity

Employment

3 ranked lawyersBand 3BelgiumEurope 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Younity is a well-reputed employment law boutique with a particular focus on advising companies on mass redundancies, as well as assisting with the termination of senior executives and the dismissal of individual employees on the grounds of serious misconduct. The team additionally represents clients in contract negotiations and salary disputes, as well as advising on issues around immigration for employees and self-employment status. Team members also offer notable expertise in contentious and non-contentious pensions matters.

Strengths

A client enthuses that the team is "great" and goes on to describe the lawyers as "knowledgeable, responsive and practical."

Another client appreciates that the lawyers "try to think with us, help us with the difficulties and, in difficult situations, try to guide us proactively."

Work highlights

Advised Sodexo on the redundancy of 383 employees.

Notable practitioners

Brecht Cops advises employers on collective and individual dismissals, including on the grounds of misconduct. He also assists clients with self-employment issues and immigration questions, as well as representing them in contractual matters and employment litigation.

Corinne Merla offers notable experience in contentious and non-contentious pensions mandates. Interviewees underline her good reputation as a leading pensions law specialist, while a client reports that she is "very experienced and a top expert."

Jean-Philippe Cordier regularly acts for employers on mass dismissal cases. He also represents companies in contract negotiations and in the termination of management personnel. One interviewee believes that "in the French-speaking region in Belgium he is a star."

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Belgium

Employment


Brecht Cops
Band 4
Corinne Merla
Band 3
Jean-Philippe Cordier
Band 3