Negotiation and Mediation
We assist clients in negotiating individual or collective labor conflicts, either directly with the lawyers or trade unions of the other side, or sometimes with the help of an external mediator.
Collective and individual agreements, Work Regulations, Plans, Policies and Other Documents
We draft accurate customised documents for your company.
Our knowledge database contains standards and precedents enabling us to produce or turn around drafts quickly and efficiently.
Litigation and arbitration
Lawyers of our firm appear in the 27 labor courts and 5 labor courts of appeal almost every day. For clients who have a number of cases ongoing, we organise a litigation management and reporting system.
We prepare budgets for individual and collective dismissals taking into account the practice of the labour courts and trade union negotiations. We also calculate applicable taxes and social security contributions.
Our database allows us to provide cost simulations with the highest possible degree of accuracy.
"First Aid Kits"
We have first-aid kits for individual and collective dismissals and for starting operations in Belgium, which will provide you within a very short time frame an idea of cost, procedure, timing, and generally how to go about it.
We give training on-site to clients on all relevant topics in our practice areas. We provide customised training for work councils, pension funds, board of directors or other specific groups.
Webinar and Conference Call Training
We give training to clients by webinar or conference call on all relevant topics in our practice areas. We provide both introductory training sessions on general topics or tailor-made sessions on specific subjects relevant to our clients.
From time to time, we also organise free webinars, open to all our clients, on recent legal developments in our practice areas.
Social Audits and Due Diligence
We conduct audits of all legal aspects of human resources in the context of acquisition, due diligence, post-acquisition integration or in connection with ongoing internal audit, compliance or cost reduction programs.
Social, Tax and Other Formalities
We assist clients in completing administrative formalities relating to the hiring of staff, the filing for work permits, LIMOSA, tax returns, corporate publication forms and the like.
Assistance in Dealing with the Authorities in Control Procedures
We assist clients in controls conducted by the social inspection, the tax authorities and other public authorities.
We are actively involved in such control proceedings and subsequent negotiations with the authorities, as well as ensuing court procedures.
Coordination of International Projects
We ensure the coordination, in close cooperation with our clients and our colleagues from our Ius Laboris alliance, of human resources projects (transfers, restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, harmonisation) across different jurisdictions.
Legal Aspects of "Change Management" and Harmonisation
We advise on all legal aspects of "change management", as well as projects for the harmonisation of remuneration and other benefits.
We provide practical advice to clients in concise e-mails, memos or presentations, and, upon request, memos with thorough legal analysis with references to case law and legal literature.