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.