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Sven Demeulemeester

Sven Demeulemeester



  • Employee Benefits
  • Employment and Labor
  • Labor Law
  • Social Security

WSG Practice Industries


WSG Leadership

Employment and Labor Group
WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group
Sven has extensive experience advising corporate clients about the transfer of businesses, outsourcing and co-sourcing projects and employment issues related to the sale or purchase of businesses or parts of businesses.

Sven regularly advises on and co-ordinates the procedure for collective dismissals or closures of companies or their divisions and acts for a wide variety of clients regarding the day-to-day issues involved in individual and collective labour and social security law.

In addition, Sven has extensive experience in sport litigation and arbitration and is recognised by legal directories as a leading practitioner in sports law, topic on which he regularly speaks and writes.

Bar Admissions

Brussels Bar: 2000


Special degree in Employment Law (University of Brussels)
Erasmus Exchange Programme (University of Paris X)
Lic. Juris (University of Ghent)
Areas of Practice

Employee Benefits | Employment and Labor | Labor Law | Social Security | Sports and Recreation

Professional Career

Professional Associations

Sven is a member of: the Social Law Association; the European Employment Lawyers Association; the Belgian Pension Lawyers Association; “Association Internationale des Avocats du Football”, and the International Association of Young Lawyers.


Can a Employer Oblige its Employees to Work From Home as Part of a Prevention Plan to Avoid the Further Breakout of the Coronavirus?
ALTIUS/Tiberghien, March 2020

Following the measures announced by the Federal Government on 12 March 2020, more and more employers are considering implementing a temporary telework regime, in which employees are required to work from home. Can an employer impose such a measure and what are the implications?    An employer cannot unilaterally oblige an employee to work from home, except if employees are exposed to specific health and safety related risks at work...

Additional Articles

"FIFA's new Regulations on Working with intermediaries. National Implementations – Belgium –", Football Legal 2015, 82-83. (with G. Ernes).

"Civil liability for sports injuries and why courts compete with arbitration in Belgium", Lawinsport 2014. (with G. Ernes).

"Sports Justice in Belgium", in European sports law and policy bulletin 2013, 253 – 269. (with W. Lambrecht).

"Business Transfers and Employee Rights in Belgium", in Business Transfers and Employee Rights (J. McMullen ed.), Lexis Nexis, 2013, 51-69.

"Verboden terbeschikkingstelling bij detachering naar België – commentaar op Arbh. Brussel, 28 juni 2011", Soc. Kron. 2012, 495 – 499.

"Cross-border reorganisations in Belgium", in European Cross-Border Mergers and Reorganisations (J. Vermeylen and I. Vande Velde ed.), Oxford University Press, 2012. (with J. Vermeylen and I. Vande Velde).



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