IEL Elite

Loyens & Loeff

First-class regional team



The recommended employment department at Loyens & Loeff is able to advise on Belgian, Dutch, Luxembourgish, and Swiss – as well as European Union – law. Its cross-border offering is further strengthened by its network of international connections, which can support in matters that go beyond Europe.

Key names in the group include Kris De Schutter in Brussels and Klaas Wiersma in Amsterdam. Experts are also based in Luxembourg and Zurich.


The group covers the gamut of issues impacting workforces, from flexible employment relationships through to pensions issues. Tax experts further bolster the groups broader offering.

A key area of practice is workforce downsizing. As part of this, the department is able to support with restructurings and collective dismissals, including with the drafting, negotiation, and implementation of redundancy packages, negotiations with trade unions, and in related disputes.

On the transactional side, the team advises on all legal- and tax-related employment issues – from consultations with trade unions and works councils, through to employee relocation.

Remuneration is a further area of expertise. Members of the group are adept at alternative remuneration processes, including in the financial services sector.

The department also acts on contentious matters, including those relating to senior members of staff. Further areas of expertise include pensions, global mobility, and new ways of working.

Other key names

  • Hermine Voûte (Netherlands)
  • Filip Saelens (Belgium)
  • Sabrina Martin (Luxembourg)

Experts based in…

Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, and Switzerland.

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