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Stefan is a leading expert in employment, social security and business migration matters with over 20 years' experience advising major international and domestic Belgian clients.

He has a particular expertise in individual and collective labour and employment law matters, including employment contracts, employment terminations, international mobility (international social security and business migration).

Stefan is also experienced in advising on-compete and restrictive covenants, privacy on the work floor, employee/self-employed status, flexibility in work conditions, employment issues in the context of M&A (e.g. TUPE), collective lay off and closing of companies, social disputes and industrial actions with unions, executive compensation, assistance of companies with audits/disputes with the government and employment litigation.

He acts for both European and global organisations and SMEs.

His clients are active in a range of sectors, such as media, pharmaceutical, banking, manufacturing and service areas.

Stefan has participated in more than 150 speaking engagements (ERA, ABA, JSB, etc…) and he teaches employment law at the University College Brussels.

He has written or contributed more than 120 articles and books and am a co-editor of a Legal Journal by Kluwer.

Stefan has been repeatedly named as one of the 10 leading employment lawyers in Belgium by Legal 500 and listed by Chambers, Best Lawyers and Whos Who of business lawyers for years.

He recently joined the Legal 500 Hall of Fame, which promotes leading lawyers who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence.

He is fluent in Dutch, French and English.

What others say…

"Knowledgeable and client-focused" with  "in-depth knowledge" and a “pragmatic approach”.

Chambers Global 2019

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