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Elke Duden

Partner
Lawyer

CMS DeBacker
Uitbreidingstraat 2
2600 Antwerp
Belgium
Languages Dutch, English, French, German

Elke is a partner in the Employment, Pensions & Benefits practice, where she heads the Pensions practice.

She deals with all aspects of employment law and occupational pension law. She advises on day to day HR issues, employee incentive schemes, HR restructuring, employment litigation, health & safety, senior executives. Her practice concentrates on two specific niches: (i) collective labour issues of large corporate reorganisations; and (ii) specific projects in the area of pensions (i.e. merger and goverance of pan-european pension funds, restructuring or winding down of pension schemes, complex litigation).

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Education

  • 2008 - Leerstoel pensioenrecht (KUL Leuven)
  • 2002 - The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
  • 2001 - Admitted to the Antwerp Bar
  • 1997 - Admitted to the Brussels Bar
  • 1997 - University of Antwerp (Master in Law)
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Memberships

  • Board member BePLA
  • Member IPEBLA
  • Member PensioPlus
  • Member Employment Lawyers Association Antwerp
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Publications

  • Arbeidsrechtelijke, sociaalzekerheidsrechtelijke en pensioenaspecten bij bedrijfsovernames, Kluwer, 2010
  • De Wet Aanvullende Pensioenen is 10 jaar oud: De Belgian Pension Lawyers Association maakte een balans op, kluwer 2014
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07/05/2019
CMS Bel­gi­um as­sisted Nor­d­ic Info and XTN with the sale...
26/07/2018
Ex­ten­sion of sup­ple­ment­ary pen­sion rights to all em­ploy­ees
Today, the in­tro­duc­tion and fin­an­cing of an oc­cu­pa­tion­al pen­sion scheme is a de­cision taken by the em­ploy­er, at com­pany level or via an in­dustry col­lect­ive la­bour agree­ment.   At its meet­ing on 20 Ju­ly 2018, the Coun­cil of Min­is­ters passed a draft bill gov­ern­ing.
30/11/2018
Novem­ber 2018 News­let­ter
20/06/2018
Foot­ball, Eng­land-Bel­gi­um: 15-15
15-15 is an un­likely score for the foot­ball match between Eng­land and Bel­gi­um on 28 June 2018 at the FIFA World Cup in Rus­sia. In this art­icle, the 15-15 score refers to the min­im­um age at which young foot­ball play­ers can sign their first em­ploy­ment agree­ment.
28/09/2018
Septem­ber 2018 News­let­ter
22/06/2018
June 2018 News­let­ter