Expertise in pensions, compensation and corporate governance.
Jan advises on corporate, contract and occupational pension law issues arising in the HR context. He regularly advises on executive compensation and on outsourcing and sales transactions. He also litigates cases in these areas. Jan has a specific expertise in questions of corporate and pension fund governance and the regulatory aspects of remuneration in banks, insurance companies and listed companies.
Jan graduated from the Law School of the University of Ghent and received an LL.M. degree from the New York University School of Law. Prior to joining Claeys & Engels as a partner, 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. Jan is a founding member and honorary Chairman of the Belgian Pension Lawyers Association. He is also a member of the International Pensions and Employee Benefit Lawyers Association. He regularly participates as a speaker at seminars and has published extensively on corporate governance and pension law issues.