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Lydian

TOUR & TAXIS, HAVENLAAN, AVENUE DU PORT 86C, B113, 1000 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Tel:
Work +32 2 787 90 00
Fax:
Fax +32 2 787 90 99
Email:
Web:
www.lydian.be
Antwerp, Brussels

Jan Hofkens

Tel:
Work +32 2 787 90 37
Email:
Lydian

Work Department

Employment, Pensions & Benefits.

Position

Jan is a Partner in Lydian's Employment, Pensions & Benefits practice. He represents both companies and executives in employment counselling and transactions. He has extensive experience in the full range of employment law, with a special focus on company restructurings (mass lay-offs, including collective bargaining), negotiation of severance packages for senior executives and drafting of HR policies. Jan is often involved in cases of employee fraud, privacy issues related to internal investigations, whistle–blowing, and dismissal for cause.

Career

Jan joined Lydian in 2001, where he became a partner in 2003. Jan was Managing Partner of Lydian from 1 January 2010 till 1 January 2013. From 1993 to 2002 he was an attorney with Stibbe in Brussels, where, from 2001, he was one of the partners heading up the employment law department. Jan is a Registered Forensic Auditor at the Belgian Institute for Forensic Auditors (IFA) and he lectures on the Master’s course in Forensic Auditing at the University Management School of Antwerp (UAMS). Jan was admitted to the Brussels Bar in 1992.

Languages

Dutch, English and French.

Member

Jan was admitted to the Brussels Bar in 1992.

Education

Jan graduated in 1992 with a law degree from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL). In 1993, he received a further bachelor’s degree in tax sciences at the Brussels Tax College (EHSAL).


Belgium

Employment

Within: Leading individuals

Jan Hofkens - Lydian

Within: Employment

Lydian's 'very responsive' team is singled out for its 'very dynamic spirit and client-focused approach'. Jan Hofkens is 'a great employment lawyer'; he jointly heads the practice with the 'outstanding' Alexander Vandenbergen, who is the key name for pensions work. In a major highlight, the team assisted the Flemish Department of Integration with a prominent transition project, which involved the collective dismissal of over 180 employees.

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Fraud and white-collar crime

Within: Fraud and white-collar crime

Employment, insurance and criminal law are core areas of expertise for Lydian's cross-practice fraud and white-collar crime team. Nike is a key client. Jan HofkensYves Lenders and Hugo Keulers are the names to note.

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