Photograph of Stefanie Tack

Education

  • Free University of Brussels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), J.D. (2005) cum laude
  • Free University of Brussels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Expert Class in Professional Sports Management (2008)

Admissions

  • Belgium

Languages

  • Dutch (Fluent)
  • English (Fluent)
  • French (Fluent)

Stefanie Tack

Counsel
Brussels
stack@crowell.com
Phone: +32.2.282.1848
7, Rue Joseph Stevens
Brussels B - 1000
Belgium

Stefanie Tack is a counsel at Crowell & Moring’s Brussels Office. She is a member of the Labor & Employment Group and advises clients on all aspects of individual and collective labor law. With more than 12 years’ experience, Stefanie has obtained significant labor and employment law experience in various sectors and industries, such as the retail, automotive, chemical, construction, hospitality, technology, and food industries.

Stefanie is known for her hands-on and practical approach. She is experienced in providing tailor-made advice to her clients, and, more specifically, she advises clients on the general employment policy of their company, the hiring of personnel and the termination of employment contracts (including the implementation of individual dismissals and career-end scenarios), the drafting of employment-related documents and specific clauses, compensation and (extralegal) benefits, employees’ representative bodies within the company, the social elections and protected employees, health and safety at work, the restructuring of the company (collective dismissals and closures), and the labor and employment law aspects of M&A transactions.

Stefanie also has experience in negotiating with counterparties and trade unions, assisting clients within the framework of social inspections, performing internal HR audits, and litigating before the Belgian courts on behalf of her clients.

Representative Matters:

  • Represented a multinational technology company within the framework of and following a social inspection in Belgium.
  • Represented a multinational automotive company (and its financial branch) during its restructuring process in Belgium.
  • Assisted a multinational company active in the food industry (processed and canned vegetables) with various dismissal cases.
  • Represented a multinational oil and gas company during its incorporation procedure in Belgium.
  • Assisted a logistic company / container carrier with a global business network with various dismissal cases (such as the dismissal of the internal prevention advisor and the end-of-career scenarios of various employees).
  • Represented several municipalities in a case initiated by a number of fire fighters against their employer due to insufficient payment of working hours and overtime (especially with regard to hours performed during waiting shifts in the fire station).
  • Represented a retail company during the collective dismissal procedure and the closure of various retail shops in Belgium.

Stefanie frequently authors legal articles and is often invited to speak at conferences and seminars. She is the president of the Social Law Department of the Brussels Bar. Stefanie is also a voluntary academic assistant of the Social Law Practice of the Free University of Brussels (VUB), a board member of the Vlaams Pleitgenootschap (VPG) of the Brussels bar, and an active member of various national and international associations.



Affiliations

Admitted to practice: in Belgium and before the European Court



Speeches & Presentations

  • Annual Congress of the Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA), Tokyo (August 2017). Work Coordinator: Stefanie Tack.
  • L&E Law Commission, Annual Congress of AIJA, Munich (August 2016). General Reporter: Stefanie Tack.
  • L&E Law and Sports Law Commission Session, Annual Congress of AIJA, London (August 2015). Speaker: Stefanie Tack.
  • Half-Year Conference of AIJA, Antwerp (May 2015). Member of the Organizing Committee: Stefanie Tack.
  • L&E Law and Sports Law Commission Session, Annual Congress of AIJA, Prague (August 2014). Speaker: Stefanie Tack.
  • L&E Law and Sports Law Commission Session, Annual Congress of AIJA, Buenos Aires (September 2013). Speaker: Stefanie Tack.


Publications

  • "Belgian Labor Law," World Bank – Women, Business & the Law (Report 2020). Contributor: Stefanie Tack.
  • "Chapter IX. Social Concerns," Bloomberg BNA - Tax Management Portfolios, Business Operations in the European Union (2017). Contributor: Stefanie Tack.
  • "Zaak c-81/12, Associatia ACCEPT/Consiliulis National pentru Combaterea Discriminarii," SEW (January 2014). Authors: Stefanie Tack and Catherine Van de Heyning.
  • "Met ‘t kopke of de benen? De sociaalrechtelijke bescherming van wielrenners in het licht van de statuten arbeiders, bedienden en zelfstandigen," Oriëntatie, Kluwer (May 2013). Authors: Stefanie Tack and Catherine Van de Heyning.
  • "Annotated Code Wet & Duiding Sport," Larcier (2013). Co-Author: Stefanie Tack.


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