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Claeys & Engels

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Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, Hasselt, Kortrijk, Liege
Claeys & Engels, Jan Van Gysegem, Brussels, BELGIUM

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Jan Van Gysegem

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Claeys & Engels




Jan advises on occupational pension matters and on corporate law issues arising in the HR context. He focuses on questions of corporate and pension fund governance. He regularly advises on executive compensation (option, share and other LTI plans). He assists clients in outsourcing and sales transactions. He also argues litigation and arbitration cases in these areas. Prior to joining Claeys & Engels as a partner in July 2004, he was counsel at international law firm Cleary Gottlieb, where he had developed a wide-ranging expertise in Belgian and European corporate and labour law, in particular in the context of mergers and acquisitions.


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He is a member of the Bars of Brussels, Ghent and New York. Jan is the Chairman of BePLA, the Belgian Pension Lawyers Association ( He is also a member of IPEBLA, the International Pensions and Employee Benefit Lawyers Association. He regularly participates as a speaker at seminars on pension and corporate topics. He has published extensively on pension law issues and on the "Belgian Corporate Governance Act" of 6 April 2010.


Jan graduated from the Law School of the University of Ghent in 1989, after studying at the Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix in Namur (Belgium). He received a Master of Laws degree from the New York University School of Law in 1990.



Within: Employment

Claeys & Engels has an excellent reputation for its established strength in human resources law. The practice operates out of its six offices and is able to advise a client base - made up exclusively of companies, drawn from a range of sectors - on the whole spectrum of employment matters; recent work includes assisting five industries with their company-wide pension schemes. Key names in the group include Chris Engels, Olivier Wouters, Olivier Debray and Jan Van Gysegem.

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  • Posting of workers to Belgium: Notification of the liaison officer through the LIMOSA declaration

    The Act of 11 December 2016 transposed the Enforcement Directive (2014/67/EC) into Belgian law. This act made some modifications to the Act of 5 March 2002 concerning the working, remuneration and employment conditions in case of posting of workers in Belgium and the compliance with it. One of the novelties was the obligation for a foreign employer to appoint a  liaison officer (physical person) in Belgium to act as a contact person with the Belgian  inspectorate. The Royal Decree of 14 September 2017 that was published yesterday in the Belgian State Gazette states that the liaison officer must be appointed through the LIMOSA declaration. The Royal Decree enters into force on 1 October 2017. 
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