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Industrial Relations Law
is specialized in national, European and international employment, industrial
relations and social security law.
Since his admission to the Brussels Bar in
1977, he handles all aspects of employment, industrial relations and social
security law, such as organizing the employment and social security status of international and management level employees and international assignments, setting up employment structures and alternative cooperation arrangements, negotiating and drafting of tailor made employment contracts, restrictive
convenants, work regulations and employee manuals. He negotiates and organizes (complex) termination settlements. He represents his clients in collective bargaining, establishes collective bargaining agreements and advises on same.
He assists his clients with respect to the industrial relations
law aspects of mergers, acquisitions, closures and collective dismissals, the
relations with the unions and the personnel representation bodies at company level. He represents his clients before the Belgian employment courts.
called to the Brussels Bar, he was assistant professor at the Institute of
Labour Relations at the Law School of the University of Leuven, where, in
addition to lecturing employment law, he was in charge of a research project on
amicable settlement of employment and industrial relations disputes.
Peeters Advocaten as a partner, he was partner of Oppenheimer, Wolff &
Donnelly and subsequently of Simmons&Simmons, where he headed the Brussels
employment law practice.
1972 at the University of Leuven (Lic. Iuris)
Master of Laws
(Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, 1976)
Marcel is fluent in Dutch, French and English.
European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA)
De toepasbaarheid van het arbeidsrecht in multinationale
arbeidsverhoudingen, in: Arbeidsrecht:
een confrontatie tussen theorie en
praktijk, p. 9-30, 1993, Maklu (Antwerpen Apeldoorn);
Arbeidsrechtelijke en sociaal-zekerheidsrechtelijke aspecten van
herstructurering, in: Voorlichting van
adolescente bedrijven, p. 161-242, 1995, Roularta (Roeselare);
Business restructuring issues in Belgium, in : Global Business Workforce Restructuring, p. 11-28, 2004, Kluwer Law International (Den Haag);
(Schijn)zelfstandigen: vervagende grenzen van het arbeidsrecht, in: Liber amicorum Prof. Dr. Othmar Vanachter,
p. 97-114, 2009, Intersentia (Antwerpen Oxford).