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Eversheds Sutherland Belgium appoints Céline Wauters as Partner

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    After a career that spans more than a decade at Eversheds Sutherland, Céline Wauters has been appointed Employment Partner at Eversheds Sutherland Belgium as of January 2021.

    Céline Wauters started her career at Eversheds Sutherland within the Brussels office in 2010. Today, she has built a solid reputation as an experienced Employment lawyer.

    She will advise and assist the increasing number of domestic and international clients with their complex employment issues. These involve, amongst others, restructurings, closure of companies, termination of employment contracts, drafting and reviewing of work regulations and policies, international employment matters, audits/due diligence for multinationals, drafting and negotiating Collective Bargaining Agreements.

    Céline also has broad experience in litigation regarding these matters on behalf of her clients before Belgian courts. She has particular expertise in data privacy issues in the context of the employment relationship.

    Stefan Corbanie, Partner at Eversheds Sutherland Belgium and Director at Eversheds Sutherland International said:

    "Céline is a committed employment lawyer with a proven track record with our clients and the International Employment Practice. As we continue to grow our practices and reputation in Belgium, her reputation and experience will help to play a significant role in the further development of the Employment and Pension practice and our Brussels office. I look forward to keeping working closely with her as Partners."

    Koen Devos, Partner at Eversheds Sutherland Belgium and head of the corporate commercial team in Brussels, said:

    "We are very pleased and proud to welcome Céline as a Partner. Together with Stefan, they are a dream team to build a leading HR and Employment practice from our Brussels office."

    Céline Wauters also said:

    "I am delighted to join the team as a Partner. As an ingrown in Eversheds Sutherland, I’m very pleased to be appointed as the first female Partner of Eversheds Sutherland Belgium. I hope that I can be an inspiration for other female lawyers. Stefan and I complement each other perfectly, which creates a perfect mix for the team and clients as well.

    About Céline Wauters

    Céline Wauters started her career with Eversheds Sutherland in Brussels. From there, she grew from Trainee to Associate to Senior Associate.

    Céline Wauters obtained her Bachelor in Law at the University of Leuven (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven - 2008) and her Master at the University of Brussels, with a social law specialization (Vrije Universiteit Brussel - 2010). She is a qualified lawyer at the Brussels bar.

    About Eversheds Sutherland

    From February 1, 2017, Eversheds Sutherland represents two leading law firms, Eversheds, headquartered in the U.K., and Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP (Sutherland), based in the U.S.

    The firm provides quality, innovation, and consistency in legal service delivery around the globe from 69 offices in 34 jurisdictions across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States to a diverse client base ranging from small and mid-sized businesses to the largest multinationals.

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