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Philippe François Partner

Philippe François heads up the Employment group. Prior to specialising in employment law, Philippe had a general corporate and M&A practice.

He has experience in all areas of employment law, including litigation, and focuses, in particular, on restructurings, the transfer of undertakings, outsourcing and employee consultation requirements.

Philippe is a member of the European Employment Lawyers Association and has lectured and published on various topics in the field of employment law. He is also the co-founder and a board member of the Vereniging voor sociaal recht.

Philippe received his law degree from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in 1991 and was admitted to the Brussels Bar that same year. He joined NautaDutilh in 1994 and was named a partner in 2002.

Philippe consistently receives high marks and praise in the legal directories:

  • Chambers Europe: 2022 edition: "A client reports: "Philippe François is wonderful to work with - he is responsive, appreciates internal commercial dynamics, takes the time to have the bigger context and is very pragmatic."; 2021 edition: "He is sophisticated, very technical and has a good reputation."
  • The Legal 500: 2022 edition: ‘Philippe François, authentic, very engaged, well informed, always keeps track of developments in company.’; 2021 edition: "Practice head Philippe François is 'available, precise, and understands the needs of his clients'."; 2020 edition: "Department head Philippe François garners praise for his 'ability to understand clients' needs and provide practical solutions'." 
  • Who's Who Legal ranked Philippe as a "Global Leader" in Labour & Employment in 2020.

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