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Laurent De Surgeloose

Laurent De Surgeloose provides very concrete and thorough advice. He is very responsive and hands-on taking up new tasks. He is very knowledgeable in what he does.
Legal 500 2022

Laurent De Surgeloose is an employment lawyer. He has broad experience in labour, employment and social security law.

Laurent is particularly known for advising clients on corporate transactions and restructurings, including transfer of undertakings, collective dismissals and plant closures.

He is highly skilled in handling sensitive corporate investigations, in- and outsourcing projects (particularly involving labour leasing issues), as well as in handling compensations and benefits topics.

Laurent holds a postgraduate degree in pension laws from KU Leuven. He has a broad experience in handling complex pension matters.

He also handles litigation before employment tribunals and courts in Belgium (both in the Flemish and French speaking part of the country).

Laurent regularly publishes articles in Trends Magazine, Belgium's most influential business magazine.

Areas of FocusEmployment
Professional QualificationsAdvocaat registered with the Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten bij de Balie te Brussel


  • Advised an international media agency on the collective dismissal of its employees in Belgium, as well as the setting-up of a new structure for serving clients in Belgium in the future.
  • Advised an international airline on the restructuring of its commercial department in Belgium.
  • Advised a major insurance company in relation to the acquisition of some of the activities of an insurance broker including on the transfer of undertaking and the continuity of the business.
  • Advised a private investment firm in the employment aspects of the acquisition of a football club in Belgium.
  • Advised a major sports retailer during negotiations with the unions on health and safety matters.
  • Led an international project advising an international retailer on implementing diversity actions in different locations.
  • Advising on international mobility (eg multiple employment, posting, salary split structures).
  • Advised an international medical device company in the acquisition of a Belgian company including the post-integration employment topics.


    • L’Echo July 2018 “Quels droits pour les travailleurs depuis l’entrée en vigueur du règlement général sur la protection des données ?
    • Be Aware Belgium March 2018, 30 Mar 2018
    • Be Aware Belgium January 2018, 1 Feb 2018
    • The factual reinstatement of probationary periods, 29 Dec 2017
    • L’Echo 31 October 2017 “Le droit de l’employeur de contrôler les communications électroniques de ses employés est-il compatible avec le droit fondamental au respect de la vie privée ?