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Claeys & Engels

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Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, Hasselt, Kortrijk, Liege

The firm: At Claeys & Engels, we offer a full range of legal services in all areas concerning human resources. We like to think that what sets us apart is how we partner with our clients and accomplish results that matter to our client's business.

Each question is dealt with by a specialist team of lawyers experienced both in providing advice and in litigation.

Our office is the first specialist law firm offering a full service to both national and international clients on all aspects of human capital. In view of the growing internationalisation of the economy, Claeys & Engels is actively participating in a specialist international network.

We offer a personalized service in view of what our clients want. This can be a memo with legal references, a short confirmation by e-mail or a second opinion via phone.

With a large team of specialized HR lawyers in six different offices across Belgium, we are where you need us to be. And as a founding member of Ius Laboris, we offer HR law services for cross-border legal issues in all major jurisdictions.

  • Contacts
  • Chris Engels
  • Olivier Debray
  • Jan Van Gysegem
  • Luc Bihain
  • Jean-Paul Lacomble
  • Henri-François Lenaerts
  • Ann Witters
  • Bart Adriaens
  • An Van Damme
  • Bart Vanschoebeke
  • Patrick Maerten
  • Jean-Yves Verslype
  • Sophie Maes
  • Dieter Dejonghe
  • Olivier Wouters
  • Inger Verhelst
  • Sara Torrekens
  • Nicholas Thoelen
  • Fabienne Raepsaet
  • Isabelle De Somviele
  • Ward Bouciqué
  • Other offices
  • Antwerp
  • Ghent
  • Hasselt
  • Kortrijk
  • Liège
  • Number of lawyers: 93
  • at this office: 54
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Dutch
  • Member
  • Ius Laboris
  • global human resources lawyers

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Legal Developments by:
Claeys & Engels

  • 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. 
    - Claeys & Engels law firm

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