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Caroline Debehault

Caroline Debehault


CMS DeBacker
Chaussée de La Hulpe 178
1170 Brussels
Languages French, English, Spanish

Caroline began her career in Labour and Social Law with Elke Duden at Linklaters (Employment).
After several years in a public law firm, Caroline joined CMS in 2019 and specializes in Labour and Social Law in both the private and public sectors.

Caroline also holds a Master's degree in History and has taught this subject for several years in upper secondary education.

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Relevant experience

  • Assistance to public authorities in public employment law and public procurement
  • Administrative litigation before the Council of State and the Courts and Tribunals of the Judicial Order
  • Assistance to public authorities in the drafting of draft regulations
  • Advice and litigation before Labour courts on various aspects of Labour law (collective dismissal; dismissal for serious cause; industrial accident, etc.)
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  • 2009 – Université libre de Bruxelles, ULB, (Master in History)
  • 2013 – Université Saint-Louis, USL, (Bachelor in Law)
  • 2015 – Université catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve, UCL (Master in Law)
  • 2015 – Bar admission (Brussels, Belgium)
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  • T. VAN OVERSTRAETEN and C. DEBEHAULT, "Employee monitoring : Barbulescu v. Romania", E-Commerce Law Reports, 2016, vol. 16, issue 01, pp. 3-5.
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Lectures list

  • "Marché de services ou contrats d'emploi?", seminar organised in the framework of the "Après-midis du Droit public, January 2019.
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24 June 2020
We­bin­ar re­cord­ings - Cov­id-19 (Coronavir­us) in Bel­gi­um
14 May 2020
CMS We­bin­ar | Cov­id-19: How to re­duce your man­power costs: im­pact on bo­nus,...
Due to the cur­rent Cov­id-19 health crisis, a lot of com­pan­ies suf­fer eco­nom­ic losses. Non-es­sen­tial com­pan­ies that had to close down on 18 March are re-open­ing of­fices as from May 2020. Tele­work is still pre­ferred. It re­mains un­cer­tain when and how fast t
27 March 2020
Min­is­ter of Justice wants to en­force writ­ten pro­ced­ure dur­ing lock­down
In Bel­gi­um, the Min­is­ter of Justice, Koen Geens, has pro­posed a draft Roy­al De­cree aimed at gen­er­al­ising the writ­ten pro­ced­ure for all dis­putes cur­rently pending be­fore the Bel­gian courts. The draft aims...
12 May 2020
We­bin­ar - In­vit­a­tion Cov­id-19: Pub­lic sec­tor - How to man­age your work­ers...
On 4 May 2020 all non-es­sen­tial com­pan­ies, which had to close on 18 March as they could not guar­an­tee ‘so­cial dis­tan­cing’, have been al­lowed to re­sume their work. However, a series of health meas­ures will need to be im­ple­men­ted and tele­work re­mains the no