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Herman Craeninckx is partner in our employment and benefits practice. He specialises in collective and individual employment law, and his main focus is on restructurings of companies (closure, collective dismissal, transfer of undertakings), including assistance in social conflicts, termination of employment contracts, especially for protected employees and high-level executives, review of salary packages, including warrants and other benefits, terms and conditions of employment vs. self-employed consulting contracts, and litigation before labour courts.

Over the years, Herman has developed close relationships with governmental authorities, professional federations, and public administrations. Moreover, in the recent years, he has been involved in devising labour and operational strategies at board level for various listed and non-listed companies.

Herman has a strong reputation for his successful negotiations with labour unions, and he is recognized as a deal maker between companies and these unions.

Admission 

Herman Craeninckx was admitted to the Brussels Bar in 1987.

Education

Herman Craeninckx obtained a Master of Laws from Ghent University (1978) and an MBA from the Vlerick School (1979).

Affiliations and others

Herman Craeninckx is a member of EELA (the European Employment Lawyers Association), BECI (Brussels Entreprises Commerce and Industry), and ADP Bru-Bra (Association des Professionnels en Ressources Humaines).

Office

Brussels

Languages

Dutch, French, English

recommendations

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James Watson, Lynx

"I left everything in your care and almost a year later my case was finished. People were courteous. Recently I insisted another friend use you."

James Watson, Lynx

"I left everything in your care and almost a year later my case was finished. People were courteous. Recently I insisted another friend use you."

James Watson, Lynx

"I left everything in your care and almost a year later my case was finished. People were courteous. Recently I insisted another friend use you."

James Watson, Lynx

"I left everything in your care and almost a year later my case was finished. People were courteous. Recently I insisted another friend use you."

James Watson, Lynx

"I left everything in your care and almost a year later my case was finished. People were courteous. Recently I insisted another friend use you."

James Watson, Lynx

"I left everything in your care and almost a year later my case was finished. People were courteous. Recently I insisted another friend use you."

James Watson, Lynx

"I left everything in your care and almost a year later my case was finished. People were courteous. Recently I insisted another friend use you."

James Watson, Lynx

"I left everything in your care and almost a year later my case was finished. People were courteous. Recently I insisted another friend use you."

James Watson, Lynx

"I left everything in your care and almost a year later my case was finished. People were courteous. Recently I insisted another friend use you."

James Watson, Lynx

Recognitions

Chambers 2018

Herman Craeninckx of Strelia focuses on individual terminations, company restructurings and litigation. Clients highlight his "strategic approach" to mandates.

Clients praise Craeninckx's "customer-oriented" approach and "deep knowledge of several areas of employment law" (Chambers 2018).

Chambers Europe 2019

Herman Craeninckx of Strelia focuses on individual terminations, company restructurings and litigation. Clients highlight his "strategic approach" to mandates.

Chambers Europe 2020

Herman Craeninckx (Band 3) of Strelia has substantial experience handling collective and individual redundancies, as well as restructuring mandates. Clients have a high regard for his commercial sense, with one enthusing: "He is extremely pragmatic so he solves problems."