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Sofie Kusters

Associate

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

Sofie joined CMS in 2017.
She specialises in employment and social security law.

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Relevant experience

  • Erasmus Program (France, Université de Rennes I) 
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Education

  • 2018 – Bar admission (Brussels, Belgium) 
  • 2017 – Bar admission (Antwerp, Belgium) 
  • 2017 – King’s College London (LL.M European Law)
  • 2016 – University of Brussels (Master in Social law) 
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22/03/2021
The new world of work in Bel­gi­um
As a res­ult of COV­ID-19 and meas­ures put in place in re­sponse to the pan­dem­ic, busi­nesses around the world – in­clud­ing in Bel­gi­um – have ad­op­ted new in­nov­a­tions in the area of em­ploy­ment. One such in­nov­a­tion relates to the in­creased need to con­duct work from home.A year after the pan­dem­ic began, home-of­fice re­mote work has proven so ef­fect­ive, many be­lieve it will be­come a fix­ture of our post-pan­dem­ic fu­ture. But re­mote work raises a host of leg­al and ad­min­is­trat­ive chal­lenges. This pub­lic­a­tion – based on the 16 Feb­ru­ary 2021 we­bin­ar The Fu­ture is Now: The New World of Work in Bel­gi­um and hos­ted by CMS leg­al ex­perts Katri­en Leijn­en and Sofie Kusters with CMS Bel­gi­um – ex­plores the im­pact of home­work­ing in Bel­gi­um for both work­ers and com­pan­ies. Read the art­icle, listen to the pod­cast and watch we­bin­ar re­cord­ing on this top­ic be­low.
03/03/2021
The Fu­ture is Now: The New World of Work in Bel­gi­um
As a res­ult of COV­ID-19 and meas­ures put in place in re­sponse to the pan­dem­ic, busi­nesses around the world – in­clud­ing in Bel­gi­um – have ad­op­ted new in­nov­a­tions in the area of em­ploy­ment. One such...
28/09/2018
Septem­ber 2018 News­let­ter
Ed­it­or­i­al We have the great pleas­ure to an­nounce Renaud Dupont (44) has been ap­poin­ted as our new man­aging part­ner as of 1 Ju­ly 2018.This ap­point­ment goes hand in hand with a re­new­al of the man­age­ment...
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...
22/06/2018
June 2018 News­let­ter
Ed­it­or­i­al We have been deeply saddened by the loss of Jean-Mar­ie De Back­er on 16 June 2018. Our found­ing part­ner in 1987 and a driv­ing force be­hind the mer­ger with CMS in 2005, we owe him the suc­cess...
16/04/2018
NSSO lim­its fa­vour­able so­cial se­cur­ity treat­ment of op­tions and war­rants
As men­tioned in our art­icle from March 2018, the tax rul­ing com­mis­sion cla­ri­fied that, to be­ne­fit from a fa­vour­able tax treat­ment, the ra­tio between an em­ploy­ee's re­mu­ner­a­tion paid in war­rants and his...
16/03/2018
March 2018 News­let­ter
Ed­it­or­i­al Dear Read­er,We are pleased to bring you the latest leg­al news in our March is­sue, which con­tains up­dates on in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty, bank­ing and fin­ance, cor­por­ate law, com­pet­i­tion, health­care...
12/03/2018
20% of em­ploy­ee’s salary in war­rants and op­tions not 'd­is­pro­por­tion­ate'
War­rants and op­tions are an at­tract­ive form of re­mu­ner­a­tion be­cause of their fa­vour­able tax and so­cial se­cur­ity treat­ment. Pre­vi­ously, the tax rul­ing com­mis­sion de­clared that the ra­tio between an em­ploy­ee’s...
31/01/2018
The new profit premi­um and the CBA 90 bo­nus
As an­nounced in our Decem­ber 2017 art­icle, the Law of 25 Decem­ber 2017 es­tab­lishes a new form of em­ploy­ees’ fin­an­cial par­ti­cip­a­tion, al­low­ing com­pan­ies to give the em­ploy­ees a per­cent­age of their profits...
29/12/2017
Pro­posed changes to Bel­gian la­bour le­gis­la­tion
The draft laws of 6 Novem­ber 2017, 9 Novem­ber 2017, and 11 Decem­ber 2017 aim to modi­fy some as­pects of cur­rent Bel­gian la­bour law re­gard­ing sup­ple­ment­ary pen­sions, flexi-jobs, em­ploy­ee bo­nuses, night...
30/11/2017
Novem­ber 2017 News­let­ter
Ed­it­or­i­al Dear Read­er,We are pleased to bring you our up­dates on the leg­al evol­u­tions in the area of data pro­tec­tion, com­pet­i­tion, em­ploy­ment, pub­lic pro­cure­ment, health­care, and the travel sec­tor.Please...
27/10/2017
Oc­to­ber 2017 News­let­ter
Ed­it­or­i­al Dear Read­er,We are pleased to an­nounce that we won the Trends Leg­al Award for Best prac­tices in HR. With the award, the jury re­war­ded our in­nov­at­ive HR policy, our in­vest­ment in the per­son­al...