Jan advises on occupational pension matters and on corporate law issues arising in the HR context. He focuses on questions of corporate and pension fund governance. He regularly advises on executive compensation (option, share and other LTI plans). He assists clients in outsourcing and sales transactions. He also argues litigation and arbitration cases in these areas.
Jan is the Chairman of BePLA, the Belgian Pension Lawyers Association (www.bepla.be). He is also a member of IPEBLA, the International Pensions and Employee Benefit Lawyers Association. He regularly participates as a speaker at seminars on pension and corporate topics. He has published extensively on pension law issues and on the "Belgian Corporate Governance Act" of 6 April 2010.
Jan graduated from the Law School of the University of Ghent in 1989, after studying at the Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix in Namur (Belgium). He received a Master of Laws degree from the New York University School of Law in 1990. Prior to joining Claeys & Engels as a partner in July 2004, he was counsel at international law firm Cleary Gottlieb, where he had developed a wide-ranging expertise in Belgian and European corporate and labour law, in particular in the context of mergers and acquisitions.
He is a member of the Bars of Brussels, Ghent and New York.