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DLA Piper
1000 Brussels


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Belgium > Employment

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Working with a litany of international corporates spanning the worlds of technology, retail, logistics, and life sciences, DLA Piper is frequently engaged on an array of employment mandates, ranging from restructurings and collective dismissals to social elections, workplace accidents, and pensions law. ‘Knowledgeable and experienced’ practice head Eddy Lievens is a seasoned domestic and cross-border adviser to many of the firm’s most high-profile multinational clients. Laurent De Surgeloose focuses on the employment aspects of corporate transactions and restructurings, including transfer of undertakings, collective dismissals and plant closures.

Belgium > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

DLA Piper‘s sizeable practice regularly assists various leading pharmaceutical and life sciences companies in high-value, multi-jurisdictional matters. The team is noted for its EU and Belgian regulatory coverage, most notably in relation to market authorisation, pricing and reimbursement issues, clinical trials, and public procurement. Eddy Lievens is routinely instructed by Pfizer to assist with a litany of employment and social security law matters. Caroline Daout advises various pharmaceutical companies on strategic transactions.

Belgium > Industry focus: Retail

Drawing on the firm’s considerable international reach, DLA Piper advises a litany of blue-chip brands on the full spectrum of retail matters, including trademark protection, influencer contracts, judicial reorganisations, and representation in trade union proceedings and advertising litigation. The cross-disciplinary team also maintains significant HR-style relationships with multiple high-profile fashion houses, luxury goods companies, and supermarket chains. Employment head Eddy Lievens is a regular port of call for clients seeking assistance in corporate integrations, and workplace accidents, while Ilse Van De Mierop and Joris De Vos are noted for their deep knowledge of restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings, appearing regularly before Brussels’ and Leuven’s insolvency courts. Belgian retail sector chair Alexis Fierens specialises in soft IP rights, focusing on copyright, know-how protection and unfair commercial practices.