I am Elisabeth Matthys
Employment and Benefits specialist
Sports specialist

Elisabeth Matthys

Specialising in individual and collective employment law, Elisabeth creates close working relationships with her clients guiding them through every stage of a matter.

She has a broad range of expertise in transfers of undertakings and the harmonisation of employment conditions in corporate restructurings and outsourcing. In case of social conflicts, Elisabeth is often called upon to provide expert advice to works councils.

As a sports lawyer, Elisabeth assists major sports federations with advice and litigation concerning topics such as transfer rules, discrimination issues and anti-doping rules. She also assists major athletes in disputes with federations, selection criteria and in many other areas of sports law.

Elisabeth focuses on the European law aspect of employment law, as well as international employment situations. Of particular note is her experience in the employment of civil servants in public authorities, semi-public law structures, privatisations and reorganisations.

She is a frequent speaker at seminars where she addresses topics such as international employment, outsourcing, transfers of undertaking and sports law.

Elisabeth has a Magister Juris in European and comparative law at the University of Oxford (2001).

  • Languages: Dutch, French, English, German
  • Admitted to the Brussels Bar: 2001
  • Partner since: 2010


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