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 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.
Furthermore, 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.
Alexander also has a specific expertise in advising pension funds in the private and the public sector on compliance matters.
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.
Between 2007 and 2010 Alexander was Managing Partner of Lydian.
Publications and speaking engagements
Alexander has published articles on topics such as the Supplementary Pensions Act and the European Economic Area (EEA) as well as client briefings on labour law and pensions issues.
Alexander also lectures pensions law in the Belgian Pensions Academy of the Belgian Association of Pension Funds.
Chambers Europe 2019: highly recommended and cited for “broad technical expertise and perfect client service”
Legal 500 Hall of Fame 2020: “Alexander Vandenbergen has superb industry knowledge.” and “Alexander Vandenbergen has a particular focus on pension schemes. He is one of the most dedicated specialists in this area.”
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