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Claeys & Engels

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Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, Hasselt, Kortrijk, Liege
Claeys & Engels, Olivier Debray, Brussels, BELGIUM

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Olivier Debray

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Claeys & Engels




Olivier specialises in labour law, social security law and also tax law. He deals in daily practice with issues concerning compensation and benefits, social and tax status of expatriates and legal status of company directors and top managers. He advises national and multinational companies, in particular in all aspects of international private law, international social security law and international tax. Olivier is Head of the firm’s Compensation & Benefits practice, including the tax practice. In the framework of this practice, he advises and works alongside companies concerning controls, ruling requests, steps towards the tax administration and tax procedure. He is also responsible for tax compliance practice, which consists in applying for the tax status for foreign executives, doing tax returns, performing tax calculations, implementing salary splits, etc. Olivier regularly publishes articles and gives lectures on labour law, social security and tax law. He is regularly interviewed on topical issues in the press, but also on radio and television.


French - Dutch - English


Olivier graduated from the University of Leuven (K.U.Leuven) and also has a degree in economic sciences from the University of Louvain-la-Neuve (UCL).



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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