Employment & Benefits
As well as offering an up-to-date employment legal service, we also help manage any day-to-day issues that arise, covering the whole spectrum of HR issues (from recruitment, incentivisation, performance, salary package, and dismissal, to risk management).
We also help with management training on how to implement change and avoid Employment tribunal proceedings. However, if a claim is unavoidable, we have extensive experience of handling employment litigation claims and offer skilled advocacy.
Business Reorganization and Restructuring
Business restructuring can be a painful but necessary process, which frequently involves numerous stakeholders and their competing interests. Managing legal duties to inform and consult with employee representatives bodies and relevant Belgian authorities, to inevitably tight timescales over a range of issues, is complex yet essential in order to achieve a viable end result.
Our people provide advice on matters arising from reorganizations and restructuring such as transfers of undertaking, collective dismissals or closings under the Renault law.
Companies often outsource some of their activities in order to focus on their core business. Our team has particular expertise in the employment aspects of outsourcing activities and has skills in negotiation, drafting of contracts as well as in litigation arising whenever the conditions of the outsourcing procedure are disputed.
We act for organizations ranging in size from multinational businesses – more specifically Indian companies and US daughter companies established in Belgium - to established regional companies.
Multinational companies are increasingly becoming global employers, having to deal with the transnational hiring and movement of executives, managers, specialists and other professionals - and their families - quickly and efficiently. As part of our international practice capabilities, we provide experienced and effective business immigration counseling to our corporate clients based in Europe, US, India and elsewhere in the world who wish to move individuals to - and from - Belgium.
Our employment team won the "Employment law firm of the year" Belgian Legal Award 2011.