Who we are

Claeys & Engels was created in 2001 by several partners in employment and pensions law of the two largest business law firms in Belgium. They had the ambition to create a "niche" law firm in various fields of law related to Human Resources Management (employment law, pensions, immigration, compensation & benefits, certain aspects of tax law and corporate law, health and safety, etc.)  while retaining all the performance requirements and quality of a "large firm". A winning combination! Claeys & Engels is today recognised by national and international bodies as the best law firm in its field in Belgium. We are proud of our position on the market, which is the result of everyone’s work in our firm. We are a close-knit team: lawyers specialised in different fields work together in order to find comprehensive, pragmatic solutions to a client’s needs. Working at Claeys & Engels gives you the opportunity to benefit from our professionalism and knowledge while operating in an environment on a human scale.

The strong position that Claeys & Engels enjoys in Belgium is complemented by its participation in the international alliance of law firms dedicated to “HR” law, Ius LaborisVia Ius Laboris, we are associated with other firms around the world to provide the best service to our clients and work together to resolve issues with international aspects. This Alliance also provides our young lawyers with opportunities for valuable traineeships abroad.

Our mission

Our mission is to provide employers in the private and public sector at regional, national and international level pragmatic, fast and efficient legal services related to Human Resources Management and Human Capital, with an experienced team of specialised attorneys and other legal experts, creating in-depth external client partnerships.

In doing so, Claeys & Engels offers its people a stimulating and inclusive learning and growth environment, respecting each other's talents, diversity and complementarity.