Brussels and Luxemburg Bar
Supplemental judge to the labour tribunal of Brussels

Christophe Delmarcelle

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Christophe Delmarcelle has more than 20 years' experience in labor law (collective and individual), social security, pensions, privacy and HR income tax matters. With broad experience in both individual and collective dismissals and closure of undertaking, he has also developed a strong practice of advising on the dismissal of top executives. He advises on transfers of undertaking, the social aspects of major reorganisations, trade secrets and privacy issues including on Byod, whistle-blowing, monitoring of telecommunications, pre-employment checks, GDPR etc.

He also focuses on social and tax aspects of comp & ben matters such as share related, stock-option and bonus schemes, self-employment and management companies, present and deferred compensation structures, split salaries, secondments and international mobility issues.

Christophe was ranked by Chambers since 2012 : 2018 (Band 4) : “Sources regard him as "solution-oriented and responsive," with clients further appreciating that "he has a lot of experience, so he can give you real-life cases and use them as background to give you advice."“

Before founding DEL-Law, he builds up from scratch the Brussels labour team of the international law firm Bird & Bird since 2009 and headed the team until 31 December 2017. Under his lead the team expanded from one lawyer to 5 and got ranked by Legal 500 and nominated by HR Excellence. He then co-headed the employment department of DKW.

He also worked as international HR tax consultant at Deloitte & Touche and then as employment lawyer within the Brussels offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (5.5 years) and Loyens & Loeff (3.5 years) .

He regularly speaks at seminars and conferences; he wrote for various legal journals (JTT, Expat News) including a book on stock options.

Since 2010, he is a supplemental judge at the labour tribunal of Brussels.

Christophe graduated from the UCL (Magna Cum Laude) and was admitted to the Brussels Bar in 2001 and the Luxemsburg Bar in 2015.

Christophe is fluent in French, Dutch and English.