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Paul Geerebaert heads the firm’s Labour and Employment Practice Group. His daily fare consists of legal questions relating to individual and collective dismissals, transfers of undertakings and the drafting and negotiation of individual and collective labour agreements. He acts for many international and Belgian companies and advises in matters relating to employment law. He regularly pleads before Labour Courts throughout the country.

Paul ranks amongst the leading labour lawyers in Belgium.

He has a law degree from the University of Ghent (UGent 1987) and a degree in economic law from the University of Brussels (ULB 1990).

Paul joined Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick in 1990, where he became a Partner in 2001.

Market Recognition

  • Head of department Paul Geerebaert joins the rankings following excellent feedback. "He is very easy to get on with, very responsive, a first-class practitioner," a source states. Another highlights his strengths: "The key thing is that he is very practical, the advice is pragmatic and he absolutely gets the international context. You can tell he is used to giving advice to people from different jurisdictions." Geerebaert advises on labour aspects of acquisitions and restructurings, as well as dismissals, internal investigations and social elections – Chambers Europe (2017)

  • Paul Geerebaert impresses interviewees with his ability to "respond really quickly and give practical guidance." His areas of expertise include individual and collective dismissals, restructurings and employment litigation – Chambers Europe (2019)

  • Paul Geerebaert is referred to as a 'thought leader’ in Labour and Employment – Who’s Who Legal (2019)

  • Paul Geerebaert is  ranked as ‘Highly Recommended’ – Leaders League (2019)

  • Paul Geerebaert is ranked as ‘Leading Individual’ in Legal 500. He “always strives to find the best solutions” and leads Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick's [Labour and Employment] team, which has a 'pragmatic approach' to, among other areas, contentious work, collective dismissals, discrimination claims, and transactional support matters – Legal 500 (2019)

Professional Memberships

  • Lex Mundi Labour and Employment Group
  • Lex Mundi Employee Benefits and Pensions Group
  • European Employment Law Association
  • Employment Law Association

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