Head of Operations
Chloé Stassart is Head of Operations of our office in Kigali, Rwanda (Liedekerke Great Lakes).
For six years, Chloé was part of our Labour and Employment Practice Group in Brussels. She successfully advised national and international clients, large multinationals, public sector clients and non-profit organisations on all aspects of Belgian employment and social security law. She also represented clients in complex litigations before Belgian labour courts.
In parallel with her practice in Belgian labour law, Chloé specialised in Congolese and Rwandan labour law. This enriching experience has led her to focus on the booming Central-Africa market.
Chloé combines excellent legal skills and a strong interest for corporate performance and team management. In this respect, Chloé completed a one-year management course at ICHEC Management School in June 2021.
Chloé now mainly focuses on the corporate management of our Kigali office, while continuing to handle Belgian, Congolese and Rwandan legal cases.
Chloé holds a Master Degree in Law from the University of Louvain (UCL 2014), a complementary Master in labour law from the University of Brussels (ULB 2015) and a professional certificate in project management (ICHEC 2021). During her studies, Chloé spent four months in Vienna as an Erasmus exchange student. Chloé joined Liedekerke in 2016.
ICHEC ( Project Management) 2022
Université libre de Bruxelle (Advanced Master’s degree in employment law) 2015
Université Catholique de Louvain (Master’s degree) 2014
Assisted an international non-profit organisation active in the life sciences with the dismissal for serious cause of its Executive Director and in the subsequent legal proceedings.
Assisted regularly clients from the public sector with employment-related matters (e.g. dismissals, appraisals, harassment cases) and successfully reached satisfactory agreements with the counterparty.
Assisted clients with the drafting of employment policies (anti-harassment, car policy, best of conduct codes...).
Assisted a major client active in financial services for the preparation and implementation of a collective dismissal
Regular assistance to private sector clients with all kind of employment-related matters (e.g. hiring and dismissal, benefits, long-term work incapacities, transfers of undertaking, well-being at work...).
Regular assistance of international clients with Congolese labour law matters (drafting of employment-related documents, hiring and dismissal, transfers of undertaking, due diligence processes, restructuring...).
Assisted a multinational with OCDE proceedings regarding a collective dismissal that occurred in the early 2000s in its Congolese branch in the DRC.
Assisted multiple clients for closure and retrenchment processes in the DRC.
Chloé Stassart is recognised in Legal 500 (2022) as a key lawyer for employment law. ‘Chloé Stassart’s availability, expertise and time of response are outstanding.’
Memberships & Admissions
Member of the Brussels Bar
Member of the Conférence du Jeune Barreau de Bruxelles
Member of the AJPDS (Association des Juristes Praticiens du Droit Social)