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Filip Saelens

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Loyens & Loeff

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Filip heads the Loyens & Loeff Employment & Benefits Practice Group in Belgium. He is also a member of several Loyens & Loeff firmwide teams: the Automotive team, Life Sciences Team, Data Protection & privacy Team, the French region team and the German region team.


Filip has substantial experience in collective and individual employment law with a particular focus on company restructuring, executive compensation and employment-related aspects of corporate transactions. He focuses on management / consulting contracts, packages and agreements.

He regularly speaks at conferences on international employment issues and has written various articles on such topics. He has also become a leading voice on the subject of the impact of artificial intelligence on the labour market. As such he was asked to speak at the Trends Summer University 2018.

Filip is mentioned as expert by the legal directories Chambers & Partners (Europe) and Legal 500 EMEA as well as by The International Who's Who of Management Labour and Employment Lawyers for many years. He has been a member of the Brussels Bar since 1990.


2007: Local Partner, Loyens & Loeff; 2003: Counsel, Loyens & Loeff; Prior to joining Loyens & Loeff, Filip was Associate and Counsel at several prominent law firms.


Filip works in Dutch, English and French and has a good working knowledge of German.


Filip is a member of the Belgium Hong Kong Society, the Belgo-Indian Chamber of Commerce, the Oxford and Cambridge Club of Belgium, the American Bar Association (ABA), the International Bar Association (IBA), the Global Forum for Cross-Border Human Resource experts (XBHR), the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Belgium and the American Employment Law Council (AELC).


Filip holds an LL.M. from the University of Cambridge (United-Kingdom, 1999-2000). He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law and a College Level lecturing diploma from the KU Leuven (Belgium, 1990). In addition, he was a participant in the ERASMUS Program of Studies related to Social Security in the European Community in Leuven (Belgium, 1989-1990).



Within: Employment

'Proven specialist in the field' Filip Saelens heads Loyens & Loeff's 'proactive' employment team, which recently assisted BNP Paribas Fortis with implementing a flexible renumeration scheme for over 14,000 employees via a bitcoin system. The group also includes Kris De Schutter, who has 'excellent communication skills', and counsel Marga Caproni.

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Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

Within: Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

The healthcare and life sciences team at Loyens & Loeff regularly handles a range of contentious and non-contentious matters including regulatory, tax, corporate and administrative considerations. The group's client roster spans medical device manufacturers, biotech and pharmaceutical companies to healthcare entrepreneurs and organisations. A team led by Yves Van Couter is instructed by Arthrex to advise on commercial, regulatory and data protection issues pertaining to the launch of specialised medical software in Belgium and the Netherlands. Other clients include investment firms Cinven and Bain Capital and the academic organisation for dentists, the International Team for Implantology. Filip Saelens heads up the practice, which includes new hire Valentijn De Boe, who joined from Allen & Overy LLP. Evelina Roegiers is now with Crowell & Moring.

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