Ann-Sofie Goossens

Associate

Practice Area

Ann-Sofie focuses on individual and collective employment law. With a focus on employment law, social security law and HR matters Ann-Sofie provides clients with detailed and comprehensive, advice. This includes expertise in individual and collective dismissals (including drafting of termination documents, negotiations with trade unions, drafting of a social plan, etc.), employee benefits, implementation of working at home, flexible work, false self-employment, prohibited loan of manpower, assistance of companies in different industries regarding to several cross-border and domestic reorganizations. In addition to guiding clients through various industry-specific reorganization and restructuring projects, Ann-Sofie assists on due diligence projects on both the buy- and sell-side. Furthermore, Ann-Sofie also represents clients before the labor courts.

Expertise Area

Ann-Sofie’s areas of legal expertise include:
  • Individual and collective employment law;
  • (Flexible) Reward;
  • Employment and social security law aspects of due diligence projects;
  • Day-to-day HR challenges.

Additional Info

Ann-Sofie obtained a Master of Law in 2019 at the University of Antwerp. Afterwards, Ann-Sofie started her career as a Reward Consultant at another Big 4. As a Reward Consultant Ann-Sofie gained experience in providing insight into the tax law aspects of (new)models of employment structures and designing remuneration policies, ruling requests and negotiations with the Belgian tax authorities, advising clients on personal taxation and issues related to international employment and assisting clients in implementing and managing flexible reward schemes. After a couple years working on the intersection between tax law and social law, she opted to transfer to the Antwerp Bar in august 2022 to specialize further in individual and collective labor law, as well as social security law. Ann-Sofie also holds a certificate in Human Resources Leadership and HR management strategies from Stellenbosch University, earned in July 2023.

Languages

Ann-Sofie is Dutch speaking with a good professional knowledge of English and French.

Certifications & memberships

  • Member of the Antwerp Bar;
  • Member of the Vereniging Sociaal Recht.
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