An is specialized in pension law. She assists clients in drafting and modifying pension plans rules and helps them with the pension related aspects in a merger, split or acquisition, or with the harmonization of pension plans after a merger or an acquisition. An frequently advises on the prudential and social legislation, and assists pension funds in setting up and implementing rules of good governance. Finally, An has already assisted in the creation of a number of cross-border pension funds, and assists them in the management of their cross-border activities. An frequently gives lectures and regularly writes articles on occupational pensions.
An also assists clients in court with respect to occupational pensions.
An is a member of IPEBLA (International Pensions and Employee Benefit Lawyers Association), and a founding member of PEBLA (Belgian Pensions and Employee Benefit Lawyers Association).
In the 2018 edition of Chambers and Partners Europe, An is recommended as follows: "An Van Damme is described as "an excellent pensions lawyer." Clients value her expertise in drafting pension schemes and advising on pension harmonisations following M&A. She is also experienced in contentious matters, representing clients in court on pension-related litigation."
In 2017 she was recommended as follows: "Sources note that An Van Damme is "the leading lady in the market for pensions." She assists clients with drafting pension schemes and advising on pension harmonisations following mergers or acquisitions. She is also visible in court, representing clients in matters relating to occupational pensions."
An is a member of the Dutch-speaking section of the Brussels Bar since 1993. She graduated from the Catholic University of Leuven (K.U.Leuven) in 1992. She studied International Politics and Economy at the American Johns Hopkins University in 1993.