Bart's professional focus is on labour law and social security law, on which he has written extensively and spoken at numerous seminars. He is regarded as one of the leading lawyers in Belgium for actively assisting employers subject to extensive audit and investigation by the various labour inspectorates.
Who’s Who Legal: Labour & Employment 2017 has Bart listed amongst the 26 Belgian experts in Labour, Employment & Benefits Law. In 2018 he is mentioned as follows: “Bart Adriaens is a leading name in labour and social security law. He advises employers who are subject to investigations and has an in-depth knowledge of European labour inspectorates.”.
The 2017 edition of Chambers and Partners mentions Bart as follows: "Kortrijk-based partner Bart Adriaens focuses on social security law, with additional expertise in counselling clients subject to audits by the relevant authorities. With over 20 years of experience, he is also noted for his numerous publications and presentations at seminars on labour topics."
Bart began his career at the Brussels Bar and moved to the Kortrijk Bar in 1995, where he had the honour of giving the opening address to the Bar in 1996. He graduated from the University of Ghent (UGent) and is also a graduate in labour law, with a degree from the University of Brussels (ULB).