Chambers and partners – Chambers Europe
What the team is known for Skilled team handling general employment matters on a daily basis for major international companies. Advises on litigation and restructurings, including collective dismissals and subsequent negotiations. Also active for both private companies and public authorities on a range of pensions matters, including structuring pension funds and compliance with pension regulations. Offers solid expertise on negotiations with labour unions and post-merger integrations.
Strengths Clients highlight the team's responsiveness, with one particularly stressing: "The lawyers are outstanding and very responsive, I felt I could rely on them."
Clients appreciate the team's service, saying: "The lawyers were able to solve our problem and save us tremendous time and money."
Chambers Europe states:
Alexander Vandenbergen is a sought-after pensions expert. Clients enthuse: "He has an in-depth knowledge of occupational pension schemes." Vandenbergen also assists clients with dismissals and restructurings. Another client reports that Vandenbergen is "quick and punctual in his answers and always available."
Jan Hofkens is known for handling high-stakes employment issues, including dismissals, collective agreements and social inspections. Market sources describe him as a "very good negotiator." Clients are eager to praise him, with one commenting that "he is an amazing lawyer" who is "very smart, creative, responsive and cost effective."