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Belgium > Employment Tier 3

Younity advises on the full spread of individual and collective employment and HR issues, with additional expertise in data protection and privacy. Team co-leads Jean-Philippe Cordier and Corinne Merla have broad experience in individual and collective employment and pensions matters, respectively. Brecht Cops, meanwhile, is noted for both contentious and transactional work.

Practice head(s):

Jean-Philippe Cordier; Corinne Merla

Other key lawyers:

Brecht Cops; Aurore Guérit


‘Younity is a very diversified expert team with outstanding experience in pensions, insurance, and social regulations.’

‘The team provides excellent due diligence services based on broad experience in labour law matters. They are hands on and pragmatic. They point you in the right direction immediately.’

‘Dedication and solid knowledge.’

‘Stability in service provision, no turnover of staff, and efficient billing.’

‘Brecht Cops makes a difference by immediately giving you the appropriate solution to a complex matter. His business sense and pragmatic approach make him stand out.’

Key clients


Colisée Group (and subsidiary Armonea)


GE European Pension Fund




Red Cross Flanders



Work highlights

  • Representing Uber in litigation in which one of its drivers claimed to be an employee rather than a self-employed contractor.
  • Advised Delvaux on a collective dismissal.
  • Represented UNIA in litigation against a former employee relating to an unfair dismissal claim due to violation of freedom of speech.

Younity is a law firm specializing in the legal aspects of human resources, both in the private and public sectors. Our client portfolio includes international and domestic corporations as well as public authorities. Our expertise covers individual and collective labour law matters (eg individual dismissals, collective redundancies, employment policies, …), state and occupational pensions, employment-related insurances, compensation and benefits, international mobility and business immigration, GDPR and privacy. We also assist clients with the social law and GDPR aspects of M&A transactions and all employment and pensions related litigation.

Department Name Email Telephone
Employment Brecht Cops +32 2 880 77 98
Pensions Corinne Merla +32 2 880 77 88
Employment Jean-Philippe Cordier +32 2 880 77 89
Number of partners : 7
Number of lawyers : 21

Younity is member of the Legal Diversity & Inclusion Alliance (LDIA) since 2019. Members of LDIA commit to build a diverse and inclusive workplace in which everyone benefits from equal treatment and opportunities, irrespective of race, ethnic or social origin, gender or sexual orientation, age, disability, language, religion, political preference or any other grounds of personal discrimination.