Mr Sven Demeulemeester > ALTIUS > Brussels, Belgium > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Employment & Sports Law Practice.




Sven Demeulemeester was admitted to the Brussels bar in 2000.

Sven has extensive experience advising corporate clients about the transfer of businesses, outsourcing and co-sourcing projects and employment issues related to the sale or purchase of businesses or parts of businesses.

Sven regularly advises on and co-ordinates the procedure for collective dismissals or closures of companies or their divisions and acts for a wide variety of clients regarding the day-to-day issues concerning individual and collective labour and social security law.

In addition, Sven has extensive experience in sport litigation and arbitration and is recognised by legal directories as a leading practitioner in sports law, which is a topic upon which he regularly speaks and writes.


Sven is fluent in Dutch, French and English.


Sven Demeulemeester is a member of the following associations: AIAF (Association Internationale des Avocats du Football); Social Law Association; EELA (European Employment Lawyers Association); BePLA (Belgian Pension Lawyers Association); AIJA (International Association of young lawyers)


  • Special Degree in Employment Law (University of Brussel – ULB)
  • Erasmus Exchange Programme (University of Paris X)
  • Juris (University of Ghent)

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Employment

Working in tandem with a number of departments with the firm, the ‘proactive and dedicated’ team at ALTIUS handles a multitude of employment matters for various high-profile corporate clients, and maintains a close working relationship with the benefits and compensation team of the Belgian tax firm Tiberghien. Practice head Philippe De Wulf is a port of call for many blue-chip multinational corporations seeking assistance in cross-border workforce restructurings and social security disputes. Sven Demeulemeester is a highly experienced practitioner who is well regarded by clients for his capabilities in collective dismissal procedure and his broad knowledge of sports law. Managing associate Emma Van Caenegem is recommended for her broad domestic and cross-border capabilities, including experience in large restructuring mandates.

Belgium > Industry focus: Media and entertainment

A key name for clients seeking representation in sports law, the arts, media, and leisure, the team at ALTIUS also works with a diverse array of leading clients from the worlds of music, gaming, publishing and film. Patent infringement litigation, personality rights, data protection and high-profile sports talent transactions are all key workflows for the reputed team. Co-practice head Sven Demeulemeester is praised by clients for his ‘commercial and hands-on approach’ in sports litigation and arbitration, handling instructions both within Europe and throughout the Middle East, the Far East, and Africa. Grégory Ernes consistently works with athletes, sponsors, clubs, and governing bodies on a host of EU sports law matters. Olivier Vrins stands out for his wide-ranging IP rights expertise in the music and video-gaming sectors. Libel and defamation specialist Alexander De Bleeckere is also noted.