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Dr. Eveline Ankaert is a counsel in our Employment, Pensions & Benefits practice and a member of Lydian’s Health team.

Specialist areas

Eveline specializes in both individual and collective employment law in general and has a particular focus on:

  • Health and well-being at work (including psychosocial risks, harassment, incapacity for work and re-integration processes)
  • Occupational accidents (including prevention and support with legal procedures)
  • Anti-discrimination law
  • Healthcare
  • HR related matters in the public sector


When Eveline joined Lydian in February 2012 as a Senior Associate, she brought with her seven years of experience as a PhD researcher and teaching assistant at the Institute for Social Law at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven). Eveline holds a Law degree from the Ghent University. ) Additionally, she obtained the degree of Doctor of Laws at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in 2012. Her PhD, entitled “Law enforcement and the medical profession. Evaluation of administrative and disciplinary enforcement measures of healthcare delivery” was published by die Keure in 2013. Eveline was admitted to the Brussels Bar in 2015.

Eveline is also a Senior Affiliated researcher at the Institute for Labour Law at the University of Leuven. She supervises master's theses, moot courts and seminars. In this capacity, she regularly gives guest lectures, seminars and webinars on a range of employment law topics and is the author of the Employment Law newsletter.

In order to be able to assist clients optimally in the field of health & safety, Eveline completed a level III prevention advisor training in 2021.

Publications and speaking engagements

Eveline is the author of numerous publications on employment and health law, more specifically on occupational accidents. Eveline is also a co-author of SocialEye (an online platform for HR-professionals and experts in social law), she contributes to Kluwer’s annual publication "Praktijkboek Sociale Zekerheid" (Social Security Practice Book) and she is co-author of the well-known monthly newsletter of the Institute for Labour Law at the University of Leuven. In addition, Eveline regularly speaks at internal and external seminars on employment and health law related matters. 


Doctor of Laws (KU Leuven)

Prevention advisor Level III

Member of Voka Health Community and the Belgian Association for Labour and Social Security Law (Begasoz)

Trends Legal Awards 2019 – Best law firm in social law


Area of expertise