• Van Olmen & Wynant’s team has "strong experience advising international companies", with group head Chris Van Olmen arguably "the leading labour lawyer in Belgium".

    The Legal 500 (2018)

  • Sources admire the "great flexibility and availability" of the lawyers, who are "clearly willing to go the extra mile for their clients."

    Chambers (2019)

  • Van Olmen & Wynant's 'strong team masters all aspects of employment law'

    Legal 500 (2019)

  • Clients highlight the team's "in-depth knowledge of the rules and regulations".

    Chambers (2018)

    Logo L&E GlobalVan Olmen & Wynant is a renowned expert in employment law covering the full spectrum of such matters, including in-depth expertise in civil servants’ law. We have an important litigation practice in these areas, both before Belgian labour courts as before administrative courts.

    Areas we cover include:

    • Individual employment law, including employment agreements, service agreements, individual dismissals, self-employment and discrimination;
    • Collective labour law, including company restructuring, transfer of businesses, collective dismissals, outsourcing, collective bargaining agreements and complex employment issues connected with M&A;
    • Compensation and benefits, including executive remuneration and benefits and international compensations schemes;
    • International employment, including expatriation and secondments;
    • Social security;
    • Internal policies and codes of conduct.

    Van Olmen & Wynant is one of the driving forces behind L&E Global, a worldwide alliance of Employers’ Counsels, giving the firm a distinctive international dimension in employment law.

    The Employment department is headed by Chris Van Olmen


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