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Chris Van Olmen

Work +32 2 644 05 11
Van Olmen & Wynant

Work Department

Employment law.


Mr. Van Olmen is a founding partner of the law firm Van Olmen & Wynant and head of the employment law practice. He is also co-founder and board-member of L&E Global, an integrated alliance of premier employment law boutique firms.


Mr. Van Olmen covers all aspects of employment and industrial relations, including employment-related issues connected to reorganisation and restructuring processes, collective dismissals and closures and individual and collective employment disputes, including litigation for the Belgian Labour Courts. His clients include national and international companies and top executives.

Mr. Van Olmen has been a speaker or moderator at numerous national and international seminars and conferences. His recent publications include: "International Labour and Employment Compliance Handbook" (Wolters Kluwer 2019); "Le lien de subordination à l’épreuve de l’ubérisation de l’économie ?", Wolters Kluwer / Chr. D.S. – Soc. Kron., 2016, 07; "De ‘Uberisatie’ van het Belgisch arbeidsrecht", IJE 2016; the Belgian Chapter in "Employment Law Review” (Law Business Research 2019).



Dutch, English, French.


Since 1999 he has been lecturing on social law in the traineeship programme organised by the Brussels Bar. He also served as a member of the Brussels Bar Council and is Board Member of the “Association for Social Law”.

Mr. Van Olmen is past Chair of the Employment and Industrial Relations Law Committee and is now Council Member of the Global Employment Institute of the IBA (International Bar Association).

He is also a member of EELA (European Employment Lawyers Association) and of the American Bar Association (Labour and Employment Law Section).




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Van Olmen & Wynant's 'strong team masters all aspects of employment law'. Practice head Chris Van Olmen is widely regarded as a leading practitioner in the market, and is advising Proximus on restructuring matters. Newly promoted partners Nicolas Simon and Vincent Vuylsteke are names to note. Other clients include bpost and Ted Baker.

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