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Gaël Chuffart

Co-Head of the CMS Employment & Pensions Group

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

Gaël Chuffart advises on a wide range of employment law and social security matters.

Gaël is a specialist in collective labour relations (collective redundancies, reorganization, strikes, collective labour agreements, harmonisation of working conditions, working hours, etc.), individual labour law (dismissal, harassment, changes in working conditions, etc.) and remuneration conditions (wage policy, stock option plans, fringe benefits, income optimisation, etc.).

He also advises on the international movement of employees. He is particularly competent in matters relating to secondment from a labour, social security and tax perspective (salary splits, expatriation schemes, etc.).

Furthermore, he provides specialized assistance in complementary pension schemes (and related products) and the use of technology and communication in the work place (internet, e-mail, telework, privacy …).

Gaël Chuffart regularly publishes on these topics and is a sought after speaker for seminars.

Gaël is recommended by Legal 500 EMEA.

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"Sophie Berg and Gaël Chuffart both stand out for their legal expertise, reactivity and pragmatism."

Feedback from a client, Legal 500, 2022


Feedback from a client - Legal 500, 2021

Relevant experience

  • Assisting international companies in the framework of their restructuration process
  • Assisting numerous international companies active in the luxury, entertainment and industry sectors to set up lobbying branches in Belgium (including affiliation to the Belgian social security, subscription of the required insurances …)
  • Assisting international non-profit associations to obtain work and residence Belgian permits for their foreign workers
  • Termination contract of senior executives with a risk of a few millions for numerous international  clients
  • Assisting a major pharmaceutical company in order to set up employees benefit scheme
  • Drafting the entire labour documents (including work regulation, employment contract …) for Belgian subsidiaries of company active in logistics
  • Obtaining court orders for a leading food retailer allowing them to continue to work during strike action,
  • Crisis management situations and sessions aimed at avoiding strikes by sorting out problems and reaching consensus
  • Advising, negotiating and assisting in every aspects of the employment policies and practices a major company in the alcoholic drink industry
  • Assisting and advising one of Belgium’s largest group insurance providers  
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Memberships & Roles

  • Member of the Belgian Employment Association (A.J.P.D.S. - Association des Juristes Praticiens de Droit Social)
  • Member of the “Chambre de commerce belgo-luxembourgeoise à Paris”
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  • G. CHUFFART, « Une nouvelle arme contre la discrimination à l’embauche ? », Trends-Tendances, 01/09/2022.
  • G. CHUFFART,« Engager un travailleur ukrainien », Trends-Tendances, 12/04/2022.
  • G. CHUFFART, « Des répercussions pénales en cas de non-respect ? » Trends-Tendances, 24/03/2022.
  • G. CHUFFART & B. SIMONART, « Pensions complémentaires », Kluwer, 2016.
  • G. CHUFFART, « Accident en état d’ivresse avec la voiture de société : un licenciement pour motif grave est-il envisageable ? », Trends Tendances, 22/10/2015, p.80.
  • G. CHUFFART, « Quelle réglementation pour la nouvelle économie », Lobby, n°30, April 2015.
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Lectures list

  • 22/04/2020: Webinar «Lockdown in practice » with S. BERG 
  • 19/03/2020: Webinar «Key Employment Considerations», with S. BERG & E. DUDEN
  • 21/04/2016: Webinar Kluwer « Pensions complémentaires » with B. SIMONART
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  • 2001 - Bar admission (Brussels, Belgium)
  • 2001 - University of Brussels, ULB - Belgium (Law Degree)
  • 2001 - University of Rotterdam, EU - The Netherlands (Law Degree)
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