Bart Vanschoebeke focuses on various aspects of labour law and social security, including the law on employment contracts, dismissals, restructuring, European Works Councils and European social security.
He frequently lectures on these topics and has various labour law publications (for example, an extensive book on collective dismissal and closure) to his name. He is member of the scientific committee of JTT (journal des tribunaux de travail) and he is referred to as an expert in the 2018 edition of Chambers and Partners Europe: Bart Vanschoebeke is a long-standing employment adviser, providing advice at the domestic and EU level. Vanschoebeke pays particular service to contracts, dismissals and restructuring. In this year's edition, he is mentioned as follows: “ Bart Vanschoebeke advises clients on a range of employment mandates, including dismissals, contracts and works council matters. A client declares that he delivers "an exemplary work," while another client reports that he is "a pleasant guy to talk to."
Furthermore, Who’s Who Legal: Labour & Employment 2018 has Bart mentioned as "Bart Vanschoebeke’s expertise spans the gamut of employment matters including contracts, dismissals, social security and restructuring on a European level. He is widely known and well respected within the international market, receiving nominations from peers around the world."
Bart graduated from the University of Leuven (K.U.Leuven; 1992) and has a special degree in labour law from the University of Brussels (ULB; 1993). In 2002 he started the Claeys & Engels office in Ghent.