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Belgium > Employment Tier 3

Praised by clients for its ‘strong expertise and realistic approach‘, Younity‘s HR and pensions practice routinely handles a mix of collective redundancy proceedings, international mobility matters and data privacy concerns for a number of public and private sector entities. Seasoned practitioner Jean-Philippe Cordier spearheads the employment practice, specialising in co-determination and workplace wellbeing concerns within large corporations. Managing partner Corinne Merla heads up the pensions desk, with broad expertise in occupational and state pensions and insurance plans. Highly experienced adviser Brecht Cops is also recommended for his capabilities in contentious proceedings, representing clients in cases before various domestic courts.

Practice head(s):

Jean-Philippe Cordier; Corinne Merla

Other key lawyers:


‘Reactive, supportive and informed guidance was provided.’

‘Easy to reach, professional conduct and creative in finding an optimal solution to my legal requirements.’

‘Very dedicated team with strong expertise and realistic approach.’

‘Understand business needs – looks for solutions that can be implemented.’

‘Extremely available and clear in their explanations, they always show problem-solving skills. Solution oriented, they are able to provide concrete consulting and not solely theoretical assessments which is very valuable.’

Key clients

Cargill NV

Colisée Group


GE European Pension Fund




Red Cross Flanders





Work highlights

  • Assisting Sodexo with a mass redundancy regarding 380 employees.
  • Assisting RTBF with negotiating a ruling with the National Pension Office and the Social Security Office relating to the State pension of the contractual employees and civil servants.
  • Assisting Recticel Automotive (currently Ascorium Industries) with the negotiation of the exit of Group General Manager Automotive under Belgian-German contract.

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.

Employment Brecht +32 2 880 77 98
Pensions Corinne +32 2 880 77 88
Employment Jean-Philippe 2 880 77 89
Number of partners : 8
Number of lawyers : 20

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.