Chris Engels

Partner - Belgium

Chris Engels is the founding partner and Chairman of Claeys & Engels. He is also Chairman of the Ius Laboris Board and a member of the Restructuring Expert Group within the Ius Laboris Alliance.

Chris Engels
  • Languages : 
  • Dutch
  •  - English
  •  - French

Claeys & Engels

Boulevard du Souverain 25, 1170 Brussels, Belgium

Tel: +3227614600
Mail: [email protected]

We started Ius Laboris to help employers manage their workforce worldwide. Almost 20 years later it's fantastic to see how far we've come.

International specialist in dismissal, transfer of undertakings and outsourcing issues

Chris specialises in labour and employment law, more specifically dismissal law (both individual and collective). He is also a specialist in transfer of undertakings, outsourcing and applicable law issues in an international context. In the field of European law, Chris pays particular attention to issues related to the European Works Council.

Chris graduated from the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) School of Law, where he also obtained his doctorate. He also has a master’s degree in law from the University of California, Los Angeles. Chris currently is a Professor at the KU Leuven School of Law, where he teaches ‘Arbeidrecht en Onderneming’ and European labour law.

Chris publishes widely in the area of labour law and also participates in many national and international seminars on the subject. Chris has acted as advisor to the European Union on matters such as the European Works Council and the evolution of labour law. He has also advised the International Labour Organisation.

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