Chambers and partners – Chambers Europe
What the team is known for Skilled team assisting major international companies with the dismissal of high-level employees and employee misconduct claims. Advises on unfair dismissal claims and restructurings, including collective dismissals and negotiations with trade unions. Also active on a range of pensions matters, including structuring pension funds. Offers solid expertise in the employment aspects of transactions and post-merger integrations.
Strengths A client reports that the team is "very responsive, the advice is terrific and the lawyers are very practical."
Another interviewee describes the lawyers as "clear and straightforward."
Work highlights Advised Center Parcs on a restructuring, including representing the client in negotiations with unions and assisting with dismissals.
Chambers Europe states:
Jan Hofkens advises international clients on collective and individual dismissals, as well as assisting clients with employee misconduct investigations. A commentator reports that Hofkens is "very good in giving quick responses and very pragmatic."
Alexander Vandenbergen advises clients on the employment aspects of transactions, including post-merger integrations and restructurings. He is also praised by clients for his work on pensions matters, assisting with both contentious and advisory mandates. A client appreciates Vandenbergen for "his strategic skills and the fact that he thinks ahead."