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Claeys & Engels

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Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, Hasselt, Kortrijk, Liege
Claeys & Engels, Ann Witters, Brussels, BELGIUM

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Ann Witters

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Claeys & Engels




Ann advises employers in individual and collective labour issues and assists clients on a daily basis with respect to hiring, employing and firing employees. She has specialised in a number of sub-areas, including restructuring of companies with multiple redundancies, negotiations with the employee representatives, and the legislation regarding the wellbeing of workers. Ann advises regularly regarding privacy and the processing of personal data in a national and international context. She is a regular speaker at internal and external seminars and has published numerous legal articles. She is co-author of the annual publication "Actief Eindigen". The same year she started her career as a lawyer at the Brussels’ Bar. Since 2000 she has been a partner at Claeys & Engels.


Dutch - French - English


Ann is a member of the "Personnel Managers Club" and the International Practice Group "Individual Employments Rights" in Ius Laboris.


Ann graduated from the University of Ghent (UGent) in 1991. She obtained a special degree in labour and economic law at the same university in 1992.



Within: Employment

The ‘simply superbClaeys & Engels is ‘head and shoulders above the rest’. The firm’s exclusive focus on human resources law throughout its six offices translates into a comprehensive practice that acts on the full spread of employment issues, from compliance matters through to major restructurings. Chris Engels has ‘an encyclopaedic knowledge of employment law’ and is the key contact in a team that also includes Olivier Debray, Jan Van Gysegem and Ann Witters. Recent work includes advising a financial services client on the collective dismissal of 650 employees.

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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. 
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