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Elke Duden

Elke Duden


CMS DeBacker
Uitbreidingstraat 2
2600 Antwerp
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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  • 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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  • Board member BePLA
  • Member IPEBLA
  • Member PensioPlus
  • Member Employment Lawyers Association Antwerp
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  • 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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24 June 2020
We­bin­ar re­cord­ings - Cov­id-19 (Coronavir­us) in Bel­gi­um
26 May 2020
UP­DATE – Do em­ploy­ees still be­ne­fit from death cov­er­age or an ac­cru­al of...
What is the im­pact of Cov­id-19 on the ac­cru­al of oc­cu­pa­tion­al pen­sion rights and on death cov­er­age? The Law of 7 May 2020 ob­liges em­ploy­ers to re­view and ad­apt their strategy ac­cord­ingly and com­mu­nic­ate...
We­bin­ar Re­cord­ing: Cov­id-19 (Coronavir­us) – Key Em­ploy­ment Con­sid­er­a­tions
16 April 2020
Do em­ploy­ees still have death cov­er or an ac­cru­al of pen­sion rights when...
1. AC­CRU­AL OF PEN­SION RIGHTS The corona crisis is hav­ing an im­pact on many as­pects of every­day life. Cur­rently, a lot of em­ploy­ees are tem­por­ar­ily un­em­ployed due to force ma­jeure. Con­sequently, their...
CORONA-VIR­US : Prac­tic­al guide with com­mer­cial and leg­al top­ics/re­com­mend­a­tions
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...
CMS Bel­gi­um as­sisted Nor­d­ic Info and XTN with the sale of 50% of the shares...
26 July 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...
Novem­ber 2018 News­let­ter
20 June 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...
Septem­ber 2018 News­let­ter
June 2018 News­let­ter