Pensions

  • Pension law, employment and social security law affecting pension schemes
  • Establishing, changing and winding-up of pension schemes
  • Drafting of pension regulations and other documentation
  • Screening and updating of all pension scheme documentation
  • Assisting with negotiations between employers and employee representatives and pension institutions
  • Assisting employers with employee involvement and employee communication
  • Screening of pension plan information in DB2P at the request of employers
  • Due diligence and compliance screening
  • GDPR compliance assessment and advice on other data protection and cybersecurity related questions
  • Adapting pension schemes and pension vehicles to post-M&A situations
  • Merger and transfer of pension schemes
  • Discrimination issues
  • Harmonisation of white collar and blue collar pension schemes
  • Pension schemes for senior executives and management companies
  • Setting up of pension funds, local or pan-European (IORP Directive)
  • (Re)organisation and governance of pension funds, internal and external control regulations
  • Regulatory matters related to pension funds and insurance companies
  • Legal aspects of recovery plans and insolvency-related issues confronting pension institutions and sponsors, and the impact of the solvency regulations on pension funding
  • Insurance and reinsurance services and mediation in Belgium, for both EEA and non-EEA (re)insurance undertakings (e.g. European passport or licensing requirements, compliance, "general good" provision)
  • Liability issues for pension fund board members and employers
  • Training of board members
  • Pension legislation (first and second pillars) in the private and public sectors, and in particular all pension aspects related to privatisation
  • Assistance with contacts with the FSMA
  • Representation before the civil and labour courts, the Constitutional Court and the Council of State in all pension related matters, including State liability