Reliance is a law firm specializing in labour and employment (employment contracts, compensation structures, individual and collective redundancies, restructurings, transfers of undertakings, fake self-employment, service agreements, discrimination, non-compete, international mobility, protected employees, collective labour relations, …).

Our team works in Dutch, French and English for both Belgian and foreign clients.

Reliance belongs to the international platform of Littler (, the world’s largest employment and labour law practice, with more than 1,500 attorneys in 83 offices worldwide. The firm’s singular focus on labour and employment law and its reputation as an innovative and global firm, provides clients with extensive legal offerings in important business and governmental centers throughout the world.


Employment and service contracts, wage structures, individual and mass redundancies, restructurings, company transfers, executives, international mobility, protected workers, collective relations, privacy, career ends, complementary pensions, …


Reliance’s specialists boast training gained with renowned business legal firms and are thus experienced in dealing with demanding circumstances and providing legal advice to produce pertinent solutions, while never losing sight of the client’s concrete expectations and strict deadlines.


Reliance’s streamlined structure makes it an agile firm of labour relations attorneys able to offer personalised services at affordable conditions, and always with the involvement of the partners themselves.

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TUPE: When a transfer splits the employee…

The transfer of undertaking has given rise to a significant amount of case law, both in Belgium and on a European level. The Belgian regulations on the subject, as determined in the national collective bargaining agreement n° 32bis, are based on the European directive 2001/23. TUPE The principle of both cba n° 32bis and directive…


Decision CJEU (26 March 2020) in situation o...

On 25 May 2018, the Belgian labor court of Ghent requested a preliminary ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on how to interpret the TUPE Directive (implemented in Belgium through collective bargaining agreement 32bis) in the situation of a transfer of undertaking involving a number of transferees. By its question,…


Intra-EU labour mobility: latest facts and f...

The EU Commission has published its latest statistical reports on social security coordination and intra-EU labour mobility. The main findings in these reports are summarized below (incl. link to the full text of the reports). The EU rules on social security coordination protect the social security rights of mobile citizens. The main principle is that…


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