I work as a counsel in our Employment team in Brussels, where I advise and represent our clients in a wide range of matters relating to employment and social security law.
I am specialised in all aspects of employment and social security law including transfer of undertaking, restructurings and individual and collective redundancies. I also advise clients on business immigration and cross border employment situations.
My sector focused approach with an emphasis on the life science and technology sectors has allowed me to develop specific expertise in matters such as protection of confidential information including trade secrets, employee poaching and international mobility.
I also specialise in all employment aspects of corporate transactions. Working closely with the international Bird & Bird corporate teams I ensure that all potential employment liabilities are fully assessed and appropriately managed or factored into the deal.
I am experienced in working with clients who are in the process of restructuring where I assist with strategic decisions to allow the clients to plan their employment policy for the future.
Finally I help clients optimise their remuneration and benefits packages for employees, taking into account the heavy tax and social security burden in Belgium. I have experience implementing equity plans (stock options, RSU's) for international companies in Belgium.
I offer my clients in-depth but also very practical hands-on solutions to all their employment related issues. I deliver fast and precise answers whenever requested by our clients.
I joined Bird & Bird in 2012. Prior to joining Bird & Bird I worked in the employment law department of a Belgian law firm.