Sophie Maes

Sophie Maes


Dutch - French - English

Claeys & Engels

280, Boulevard du Souverain
1160 Brussels, Belgium

Sophie Maes is a partner at Claeys & Engels, the Belgian member of Ius Laboris.  Sophie advises national and international clients on various aspects of international employment (including immigration of employees), labour law and social security law. She has a particular interest in the position of expatriates, temporary staff, global mobility issues, labor and employment law, transfer of undertakings and company restructurings.  Sophie is also Chair of the Global Mobility Expert Group within Ius Laboris and works closely with other members of Ius Laboris on transnational employment projects and queries. 

Sophie has been a member of the Brussels Bar since 1998. She graduated from the University of Leuven (K.U.L Leuven) in 1997, having studied in Leuven and at the University of Rouen (France). She obtained a special degree in labour law from the University of Brussels (ULB) in 1998.

Insights by Sophie Maes
EU - New European rules for posted workers
25 Jun 2018 | Read more
ECJ confirms jurisdiction in employment disputes is governed by the employee’s habitual place of work
28 Nov 2017 | Read more
Foreign employers posting workers to Belgium must appoint a contact person to liaise with employment authorities
21 Nov 2017 | Read more
Internships of (some) students outside the European economic area more flexible
25 Sep 2013 | Read more
Changes to Belgian dismissal rules
23 Jul 2013 | Read more
Setting up global mobility strategies
25 Jun 2013 | Read more
To be or not to be an independent contractor?
14 Feb 2013 | Read more