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Inge Vanderreken



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Inge Vanderreken



Brussels based partner Inge Vanderreken advises clients on the full range of employment and incentive matters. She provides strategic advice and practical solutions whenever clients are faced with changes in the market, in regulations or within the organisation. Inge also assists clients on the employment aspects of corporate and outsourcing transactions and has considerable expertise on data protection and privacy issues. She also represents clients in court when required.

Her particular areas of expertise include employee benefits and incentives, workforce restructuring, redundancies and work councils. She regularly advises local and international clients on multi-jurisdictional employment matters and cross-border work councils (e.g. European work councils).

Clients favour her negotiation skills and her understanding of the business dimension, praising her ‘business acumen’ in the legal directories.

She has published and lectured on various aspects of employment law and incentives, including restructuring, outsourcing, incentive schemes, discrimination and privacy issues, and multi-jurisdictional employment matters. She is a member of the Board of the Brussels "Labour Law Association" (a group comprising in-house counsel, practising lawyers, magistrates and judges, all specialising in employment law) and a member of the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA).

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Experience highlights



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Stagiair, Belgium, 1993

Admitted as advocate, Belgium, 1996

Exempt European lawyer, England and Wales, 2015


Master in Pensions, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), 2012

LLM, Labour Law, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 1993

Law Degree, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), 1992

Published work

  • I. Vanderreken, European Commission proposes directive to protect whistleblowers – scandals necessitate reform, Global Benefits Vision 2018
  • I. Vanderreken, The international comparative legal guide to employment & labour law 2014, Global Legal Group, 2014
  • I. Vanderreken, Het sociaal plan vervat in een CAO: belangrijkste voor- en nadelen voor de werkgever, HR World, HR Today, 2009
  • I. Vanderreken, European employment law clinic - Belgium, The Federation of European Employers, 2008
  • I. Vanderreken, Enkele (nieuwe) juridische grenzen aan het wervings- en selectieproces, Oriëntatie, 2003
  • I. Vanderreken, Loon in vogelvlucht, samen werken, CED Samsom, 2002
  • I. Vanderreken, Financiële participatie voor werknemers: resultaatsdeling, opties en aandeelhouderschap, Kluwer, 2001
  • I. Vanderreken, De managementvennootschap, reeks Fiscale Wenken, CED Samsom, 2000

Pro-bono experience

  • Inge regularly advises on various employment issues for charitable organisations such as SOS Kinderdorpen, Missing Children Europe and Circus Zonder Handen.


Awards & accolades

HR Excellence awards

2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2012