Alexander is a partner in the Employment, Pensions & Benefits practice and heads the Pensions practice.
Alexander has a particular focus on:
- collective labour law
- pension projects
- top executives
Expertise and experience
Alexander is an expert in managing high-profile pension funds for both public and private sector bodies.
He advises on specific pension-related projects such as restructuring or winding down of pension schemes, negotiating contracts the pension fund will enter into, advising on the pensions aspects of corporate transactions and complex litigation. He also supports clients in any discussions with the Belgian pensions regulator (FSMA) and can assist on any international aspects of company pension plans.
Furthermore he advises on the labour law aspects of large corporate reorganisations, most notably collective bargaining agreements and post-acquisition restructurings. This can involve the coordination of European restructuring projects in several countries.
Finally, he assists top executives in negotiating their employment contracts and exit packages. He has a particular focus on top executives in the financial services industry.
Alexander graduated in 1991 with a law degree from the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL). He also studied European law at the University of Edinburgh. Alexander was admitted to the Brussels bar in 1991.
Publications and speaking engagements
Alexander has published articles on topics such as the Supplementary Pensions Act and the Single Charter Code as well as client briefings on behalf of the firm on labour law and pensions issues.
Alexander also lectures pensions law in the pensions academy of the Belgian Association of Pension Institutions.
Chambers Europe 2019 – recommended: cited for “broad technical expertise and perfect client service”
Legal 500 2019 – leading individual: “the key name for pensions work”
Who’s Who Legal 2019 – Global Leader, Labour & Employment; Pensions & Benefits
Trends Legal Awards 2007, 2012, 2015 and 2019 – Best law firm in social law
Selected by his peers for inclusion in “The Best Lawyers in Belgium” (sixth edition) in the fields of employee benefits law and pension, labour and employment law
Area of expertise