Kris De Schutter
Partner - Attorney at law

Kris De Schutter

Kris De Schutter is partner in and chairman of the Employment & Benefits practice group in Belgium. He has over 18 years all-round experience in collective and individual employment law, with a particular focus on transformation, especially from a holistic view linked to alternative (flexible) remuneration, restructurings and change processes.

About Kris De Schutter

Kris has a strong reputation in transformation and is involved in major change plans, including collective dismissals, closures, cost cutting operations, new way of working and new way of reward. the development and implementation of downsizing schemes and alternative remuneration schemes. As one of the creators of Flexible Reward Plans (‘cafeteria plans’), he has been advising clients on a daily basis and has extensive experience in the implementation thereof in all sectors, including the financial and insurance sector (and the remuneration regulations in these sectors). He regularly advises and litigates on the recruitment and dismissal of managing directors and other top management. He advises on legal and strategic industrial relations.

What others say about Kris

Chambers & Partners Europe- Edition 2021 - Employment

A client enthuses that Kris De Schutter "has a very good legal knowledge combined with economic realism and a good view on trends in courts." He advises clients on restructurings, employee benefits and remuneration matters, and complex individual dismissals.

Chambers & Partners- Edition 2020 - Employment

Kris De Schutter is well regarded by market sources who note his ability to "come out with pragmatic and constructive solutions for clients." Clients describe his key strengths as "quality of work, pragmatic approach, fast service and expertise.

Legal 500 EMEA - Edition 2021 - Employment - Ranked 'Next generation partner'

Legal 500 EMEA - Edition 2020 - Employment - Ranked 'Next generation partner'

Legal 500 EMEA - Edition 2020 - Industry focus: Food - Tier 1 



  • Brussels Bar, 2003
  • European Employment Lawyer Association (EELA)


  • Law degree, Universiteit Antwerpen (Belgium), 2003


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French

T: +32 2 700 10 13
E: [email protected]


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