Bert Theeuwes


Monard Law Brussels
Tervurenlaan 270
1150 Brussels

Tel: +32 (0)2/234 67 10


Bert Theeuwes advises national and international clients in the areas of employment law and international law.

Bert Theeuwes is head of the employment practice in the Brussel office and offers his clients a well-developed background in all areas of employment law ranging from hire & fire to reorganizations, international mobility and compensation and benefits. In addition, Bert advises on transnational matters such as EU social security law, expatriation and business migration.

Over years of practice, Bert has been included in the Legal 500 multiple times and on separate occasions was praised for providing “high-quality advice in a timely manner,” and for combining “extensive knowledge with excellent strategic skills.” Moreover, clients called Bert a “very practical and a good communicator,” and Chambers says Bert’s clients are “full of praise” regarding his ability to combine an “extensive knowledge base with excellent strategic and operational planning skills in order to comprehensively deal with issues.”

  • Master in Laws, University of Leuven, Belgium
  • International Business, Harvard University, USA
  • European Business Law, University of Paris V, France
Previous Occupations:
  • Skadden, Arps ,Slate Meagher & Flom
  • LeBoeuf, Lamb, Green & MacRae
  • Lorenz
  • Kelley, Drye & Warren

Monard Law is a leading Belgian independent law firm comprising over 100 motivated professionals making it one of the largest and most established law firms in the country.
The Employment Law team offers advice, guidance and representation in all aspects of employment and labour law. Our expertise encompasses the private and public sector, at the individual and collective level, for both Belgian and cross-border issues.

Without being exhaustive, this includes the drafting of employment contracts, labour regulations and various policies, the negotiation and conclusion of collective labour agreements, the guidance and assistance with salary optimisation, supplementary pensions, the restructuring and transfer of businesses, strikes, social elections and advising on the functioning of consultative bodies.

We have extensive experience in compliance control and guidance, including in the field of occupational health & safety legislation, working hours, privacy at work, false self-employment, international mobility, cross-border employment (in- and outbound) or temporary agency work.

In addition to litigating before all labour courts, administrative courts or disciplinary bodies with regards to employment, Monard Law assists both companies and their directors in the event of social inspection and/or criminal prosecution for employment law infringements, for example in the event of suspected undeclared work, prohibited placement or in the event of occupational accidents where the employer is accused of failing to comply with the safety measures.