Joris Beernaert’s practice focuses on insurance and pension law. He advises employers, pension funds (IORPs) and insurance companies on statutory and occupational pensions and employee benefits. He also defends their interests in court.

Joris advises pension funds and insurance companies on the social and prudential aspects of occupational pensions and the development of new products such as branch 23 solutions and occupational health insurances. He also advises employers on the optimization for the remuneraction package and employee benefits.

Furthermore, he has extensive experience in undertaking due diligence audits and providing advice to clients on the HR and pension aspects of M&A transactions. Joris regularly publishes articles on, and speaks at seminars about those areas.

Joris is registered with the Brussels Bar and the Antwerp Bar. 

 

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Memberships

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Brussels Bar, 2007
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International Pension & Employee Benefits Lawyers Association (IPEBLA)
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Belgian Pension Lawyers Association (BePLa)
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The Association of Insurance Lawyers (AJA-VVJ)
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The Belgian Association of Pension Funds, PensioPlus
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Qualifications

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Postgraduate degree liability and insurance law (magna cum laude) Antwerp Liability and Insurance Chair UAntwerpen (Belgium), 2019-2020
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Master in laws (cum laude) Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), 2002-2007
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Master common law and comparative law (magna cum laude) Paris V (France), 2006
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Bachelor Philosophy (cum laude) Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), 2003-2005
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Publications

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BEERNAERT, J. and KNOPS, L. “Voordeel hospitalisatieverzekering: premie of dekking? Life & Benefits (June 2022)
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BEERNAERT, J. and HOEKSTRA C. “Wet Toekomst Pensioenen: Belgium is calling!, Pensioenmagazine (NL), 2022/70
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BEERNAERT, J. “Apra Leven: Verslag van het front”, Life & Benefits, 2021, nr. 2, 3 – 6
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BEERNAERT, J. « Apra Vie : Nouvelles du front », Life & Benefits, 2021, nr. 2, 3 – 6
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BEERNAERT, J. « H/F/X: un casse-tête pour les pensions complémentaires », L’Echo, 23 December 2020

Joris Beernaert

Counsel - Attorney at Law

joris.beernaert@loyensloeff.com

Brussels

Dutch, English, French

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Joris Bernaert, attorney at law, is Counsel in the Employment & Benefits practice group and Head of the Pensions & Insured Benefits team in Belgium. He has more than 15 years of experience in pension, (insured) benefits and insurance law.

Joris Beernaert’s practice focuses on insurance and pension law. He advises employers, pension funds (IORPs) and insurance companies on statutory and occupational pensions and employee benefits. He also defends their interests in court.

Joris advises pension funds and insurance companies on the social and prudential aspects of occupational pensions and the development of new products such as branch 23 solutions and occupational health insurances. He also advises employers on the optimization for the remuneraction package and employee benefits.

Furthermore, he has extensive experience in undertaking due diligence audits and providing advice to clients on the HR and pension aspects of M&A transactions. Joris regularly publishes articles on, and speaks at seminars about those areas.

Joris is registered with the Brussels Bar and the Antwerp Bar.