Sven Demeulemeester

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Brussels, Belgium
    Local Time: Monday 21:07

Practice Expertise

  • Employee Benefits
  • Employment and Labor
  • Labor Law
  • Social Security

Areas of Practice

  • Employee Benefits
  • Employment and Labor
  • Labor Law
  • Social Security
  • Sports and Recreation
  • View More

WSG Practice Industries

WSG Leadership

  • Employment and Labor Group - Member
  • WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group - Member


Sven has extensive experience advising corporate clients about the transfer of businesses, outsourcing and co-sourcing projects and employment issues related to the sale or purchase of businesses or parts of businesses.

Sven regularly advises on and co-ordinates the procedure for collective dismissals or closures of companies or their divisions and acts for a wide variety of clients regarding the day-to-day issues involved in individual and collective labour and social security law.

In addition, Sven has extensive experience in sport litigation and arbitration and is recognised by legal directories as a leading practitioner in sports law, topic on which he regularly speaks and writes.

Bar Admissions
Brussels Bar: 2000

Special degree in Employment Law (University of Brussels)
Erasmus Exchange Programme (University of Paris X)
Lic. Juris (University of Ghent)

Areas of Practice

  • Employee Benefits
  • Employment and Labor
  • Labor Law
  • Social Security
  • Sports and Recreation

Professional Career

Professional Associations
Sven is a member of: the Social Law Association; the European Employment Lawyers Association; the Belgian Pension Lawyers Association; “Association Internationale des Avocats du Football”, and the International Association of Young Lawyers.


Additional Articles"FIFA's new Regulations on Working with intermediaries. National Implementations – Belgium –", Football Legal 2015, 82-83. (with G. Ernes).

"Civil liability for sports injuries and why courts compete with arbitration in Belgium", Lawinsport 2014. (with G. Ernes).

"Sports Justice in Belgium", in European sports law and policy bulletin 2013, 253 – 269. (with W. Lambrecht).

"Business Transfers and Employee Rights in Belgium", in Business Transfers and Employee Rights (J. McMullen ed.), Lexis Nexis, 2013, 51-69.

"Verboden terbeschikkingstelling bij detachering naar België – commentaar op Arbh. Brussel, 28 juni 2011", Soc. Kron. 2012, 495 – 499.

"Cross-border reorganisations in Belgium", in European Cross-Border Mergers and Reorganisations (J. Vermeylen and I. Vande Velde ed.), Oxford University Press, 2012. (with J. Vermeylen and I. Vande Velde).



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