About Filip Saelens
Filip has a strong reputation in cross-border issues and regularly advises on the employment aspects of complex national and international transactions. He has expert knowledge on management / consulting contracts, packages and agreements. He also has been involved in complex company reorganisations on a recurrent basis.
He regularly speaks at conferences on international employment issues and has written various articles on such topics.
Filip is a member of the firm-wide Data Protection & Privacy team, the Healthcare & Life Sciences Teams and the French and German Region Teams. He is a member of several international associations, such as the American Bar Association, AmCham Belgium and American Employment Law Council.
Filip has been recognized as one of the Thought Leaders in Labour & Employment 2020 (WWL).
What others say about Filip
Chambers & Partners Europe - Edition 2021 - Employment
Filip Saelens handles the employment and pension aspects of transactions and post-merger harmonisations. He also advises on health and safety matters, as well as on termination packages. An interviewee reports that he is "user-friendly."
Chambers & Partners Europe - Edition 2020 - Employment
“He always follows up and is engaged personally. He is a fantastic sparring partner for me, helping me to establish fair but business-oriented solutions in our contracts.”
Chambers & Partners Europe - Edition 2019 - Employment
“According to clients, Saelens ‘is very client-oriented, strong in strategy and offers business-based solutions’” (2019)
Legal 500 EMEA - Edition 2021 - Employment
"Filip Saelens has an intelligent, pragmatic approach, balancing legal and business realities"
Legal 500 EMEA - Edition 2020 - EU regulatory: Privacy and data protection
Legal 500 EMEA - Edition 2020 - Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences