Photograph of Evelien Jamaels

Education

  • Free University of Brussels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), bachelor in law (2010)
  • Free University of Brussels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), master of law (2012)

Admissions

  • Belgium

Languages

  • Dutch (Fluent)
  • English (Fluent)
  • French (Fluent)
  • German (Beginner)
  • Spanish (Beginner)

Evelien Jamaels

Counsel
Brussels
ejamaels@crowell.com
Phone: +32.2.214.2814
7, Rue Joseph Stevens
Brussels B - 1000
Belgium
Evelien Jamaels is a counsel in Crowell & Moring's Brussels office and a member of the firm's Labor & Employment Group.

Evelien advises clients from a broad range of sectors on all stages of the employment process, from hiring to termination (whether individual or collective). She assists both national and international companies with their complex employment issues. These concern, for example, restructuring, closure of companies, trade secret protection, diversity in the workplace, termination of employment agreements, drafting and reviewing of employment agreements, work regulations and policies, drafting and negotiating Collective Bargaining Agreements, and audits/due diligence for multinationals. Evelien has also gained particular experience in international employment and global mobility projects (including work permits).

Already “noted” for her employment work in the 2019 edition of the legal journal Legal 500 EMEA, Evelien is ranked as a Rising Star in the 2020 edition, where she is further described as a “key name” in the department.

Evelien coaches law students from the Free University of Brussels and she is a member of the Social Law Department of this University. She also teaches as a visiting professor at the Brussels Erasmus Hogeschool and at the Regional training institute PIVO (Provinciaal Instituut voor Vorming en Opleiding van de provincie Vlaams-Brabant).

She is a regular contributor to the Belgian website of FashionUnited, the international fashion industry network. Via  posts, Evelien informs companies in the fashion industry about legal trends and updates in the HR field, for instance about new rules on Sunday work.

Evelien is a member of the Editorial Board of the Flemish Bar.


Affiliations

Admitted to practice: in Belgium and before the European Court



Speeches & Presentations

  • "Temps de travail – La flexibilité est la nouvelle norme," Webinar NCOI Learning, Brussels, Belgium (October 15, 2020). Speakers: Emmanuel Plasschaert, Evelien Jamaels, and Adrien Moureaux.
  • "Arbeidstijd – Flexibel is het nieuwe normaal," Webinar NCOI Learning, Brussels, Belgium (October 13, 2020). Speakers: Emmanuel Plasschaert and Evelien Jamaels.
  • "COVID-19 and its HR Impact: Social and fiscal support measures and/or restructuring?” Webinar in collaboration with IJE/IBJ, Mythra Advocaten and FINN, Brussels, Belgium (September 10, 2020). Speakers: Emmanuel Plasschaert, Evelien Jamaels and Stefanie Tack.
  • "Looking Ahead: Updates for Global Employers on the Impact of Brexit and the COVID-19 Pandemic on Employee Mobility," Crowell & Moring Webinar (August 20, 2020). Presenters: Nicole Janigian Simonian, Stefanie Atchinson, Evelien Jamaels, and Jackson C. Pai.
  • "What After the Lockdown," Webinar in collaboration with IJE/IBJ, Brussels, Belgium (April 30, 2020). Speakers: Emmanuel Plasschaert, Evelien Jamaels and Stefanie Tack.
  • "Preparing for Employees to Return to the Workplace: Strategies for Global Employers During the COVID-19 Pandemic," Crowell & Moring Webinar (April 29, 2020). Presenters: Kris D. Meade, Emmanuel Plasschaert, Nicole Janigian Simonian, Evelien Jamaels, and Jackson C. Pai.
  • "Covid-19 en de heropstart na de lockdown," Webinar in collaboration with Robert Half, Brussels, Belgium (April 28, 2020). Speakers: Emmanuel Plasschaert, Evelien Jamaels and Stefanie Tack.
  • "Arbeidsrecht in tijden van het coronavirus," Vlaams Pleitgenootschap – Permanente Vorming, Brussels, Belgium (April 14, 2020). Speakers: Emmanuel Plasschaert, Evelien Jamaels and Stefanie Tack.
  • "Are you well prepared for a visit from Social Inspection?" IJE/IBJ Deep Dive, Brussels, Belgium (March 12, 2020). Speakers: Emmanuel Plasschaert and Evelien Jamaels.
  • "Trade Secrets and Whistle Blowers," IJE/IBJ Deep Dive, Brussels, Belgium (December 5, 2019). Speakers: Jan-Diederik Lindemans, Emmanuel Plasschaert, Gunther Meyer, Judith Bussé, and Evelien Jamaels.
  • "Pre-retirement anno 2018," Kluwer Pension Conference 2018, Brussels, Belgium (February 6, 2018). Presenter: Evelien Jamaels.
  • "HR Implications of the Summer Agreement," Crowell & Moring and VBO-FEB Seminar, Brussels, Belgium (December 15, 2017). Presenter: Evelien Jamaels.
  • "Employment Law Aspects of Subcontracting (Posting of Workers, Liability, Well-Being at Work)," Webinar for Kluwer (October 20, 2016). Speakers: Evelien Jamaels and Alex Franchimont.
  • "Motivation of Termination: Update and Analysis First Case Law," Webinar for M&D Seminars (August 18, 2016 and September 30, 2016). Speaker: Evelien Jamaels.
  • “Pre-retirement anno 2016,” Kluwer Pension Conference 2016, Brussels, Belgium (January 26, 2016). Presenters: Evelien Jamaels and Alex Franchimont.
  • “Protected workers”, Crowell & Moring Seminar, Brussels, Belgium (December 10, 2015). Presenters: Emmanuel Plasschaert and Evelien Jamaels.
  • "Protected Employees," Kluwer Publishers Webinar (September 15-17, 2015). Presenters: Emmanuel Plasschaert and Evelien Jamaels.
  • "Preparing the 2016 Social Elections Strategy and Pitfalls," Crowell & Moring Seminar, Brussels, Belgium (May 28, 2015). Presenters: Emmanuel Plasschaert and Evelien Jamaels.


Publications

  • "Employment & Labour Law: Belgium," Global Legal Insights to: Employment & Labour Law, Seventh Edition (2019). Authors: Emmanuel Plasschaert, Evelien Jamaels, and Stephanie Michiels.
  • "Belgium Employment 2018," Chambers Law and Practice (March 7, 2018). Authors: Emmanuel Plasschaert, Evelien Jamaels, and Alex Franchimont.
  • "Doing Business 2018: Reforming to Create Jobs," World Bank Group (October 31, 2017). Authors: Emmanuel Plasschaert, Evelien Jamaels, Alex Franchimont.
  • "Belgium Labour & Employment," Getting the Deal Through 2018 (May 22, 2017). Authors: Emmanuel Plasschaert, Evelien Jamaels, Alex Franchimont.
  • "Pre-Retirement Anno 2016," RABG 2016/13, 1007 (2016). Authors: Emmanuel Plasschaert and Evelien Jamaels.
  • "Hervorming berekening sociale bijdragen zelfstandigen vanaf 2015" [Reform calculation social security contributions self-employed as of 2015], Rechtspraak Antwerpen Brussel Gent 2014/3, p. 200 (2014). Co-author Evelien Jamaels.


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Apr.27.2020 Legal 500 EMEA Recommends Crowell & Moring in 11 Practice Areas and Recognizes 13 Lawyers
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