Francois Gabriel

François Gabriel

Baker & McKenzie CVBA/SCRL


François Gabriel head the Employment Practice Group in Belgium until December 31, 2018. He has been consistently mentioned as a leading employment lawyer in Chambers Global and European Legal 500. He joined the Firm in 1985.

Practice Focus

Mr. Gabriel's practice covers the full range of Belgian and European employment law issues with a focus on collective lay-offs, closure, restructuring, acquisitions, disposals and outsourcing, collective bargaining, European Works Councils, employee severance and terminations. He also advises on employment-related litigation.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Association of Belgian Labour Law Practitioners (Association des Praticiens du Droit Social) - Member


  • Brussels~Belgium (1985)


  • University of Georgia (LL.M.) (1985)
  • University of Liège (Law Degree, magna cum laude) (1984)


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French

Author, "Mise en place et fonctionnement du Comité d’Entreprise Européen"

Author, "Le Comité d’Entreprise Européen"

Author, "Comment s’organise la restructuration sur le plan international"