Daan De Backer

Daan De Backer

Senior associate

Dutch - French - English

In addition to classic labour, employment and social security law, Daan has a particular focus on criminal labour law and assists clients who get directly or indirectly involved in criminal investigations and criminal or administrative proceedings due to work accidents or social security and labour law breaches. He often pleads before the criminal and appeal courts. Daan also assists employers who are subject of an investigation by the various labour inspectorates or are victim of employee fraud. He has lectured and published in that regard on the Social Inspectorates and the Criminal Labour Code. Within the international alliance Ius Laboris, Daan was seconded to member law firms in France (Lille) and Canada (Toronto). Today, he is a member of the Alliance’s International Practice Group devoted to occupational health and safety, issues which often trigger criminal prosecution under Belgian law.

Daan started his career at the Kortrijk branch of Claeys & Engels in 2002 and is a member of the Kortrijk Bar since the same year. He obtained his law degree in 2001 at the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) and the following year he graduated from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) with a specialization in both international public and private law.

Insights by Daan De Backer
Belemmering van toezicht: kortwiekte het Hof van Cassatie de vleugels van de sociaal inspecteurs?
02 Apr 2019 | Read more
Multiplicatorregel - Grondwettelijk
28 Feb 2019 | Read more
Arbeidsovereenkomstenwet na 40 jaar...opnieuw anders bekeken / La loi du 3 juillet 1978 40 ans après... à nouveau vue sous un angle différent
01 Jan 2018 | Read more
Inspectie in hogere inspectie
01 Jan 2013 | Read more
Over schuld en boete: vervolging en sanctionering onder het nieuwe Sociaal Strafwetboek
01 Jan 2010 | Read more
De HR-manager blijft niet buiten schot
07 Apr 2009 | Read more