Jozef Slootsman

Jozef Slootmans

Baker & McKenzie CVBA/SCRL


Jef Slootmans is a partner in the Firm's Employment Practice Group and a former managing partner of the Brussels office.

He has been recommended by Chambers, Legal 500 and Expert Guides, endorsed as a leading dispute resolution lawyer in PLC and as a leading litigation lawyer in Expert Guides.

Practice Focus

Mr. Slootmans has over 39 years of employment litigation and counsels employers on individual (hiring/termination) and collective employment matters (restructurings/collective bargaining agreements). He has also guided several global companies through restructuring processes.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Belgian Group of the International League of Competition Law - Member
  • Association for Labour Law Practitioners VZW ('Vereniging van Praktijkjuristen in Sociaal Recht VZW') - Member
  • Brussels Bar Trainee School - Lecturer on Organization of a Law Office
  • Flemish Bar Association - Member of the General Meeting and Commission on Business Law Firms (2006-2014; 2016-present)
  • Disciplinary Board of Appeal, Brussels Legal District - Member (2002-2006) 
  • Brussels Bar, Flemish Section - President (2006-2008)
  • Brussels Bar Council - Member (1992-1995; 2006-2009)
  • University of Brussels Law School - Teaching Assistant on Economic and Financial Law (1978-1993)


  • Brussels~Belgium (1978)


  • University of Michigan (M.C.L.) (1976)
  • University of Brussels (Law Degree magna cum laude) (1975)


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French

'Tijdschrift voor Aannemingsrecht' 1978, 292, comment on the judgment of the Civil Court at Turnhout of June 14, 1977. 

Rechtskundig Weekblad' 1982 - 1983, 1943, comment on the judgment of the Commercial Court at Brussels of October 9, 1981. 

Contributor, 'Tijdschrift voor Rechtsdocumentatie' (Section Economic Law - case-law summary periodical) – 1980 - 1992. 

Contributor, (subchapter) to 'Rechtsgids' 

Poelaertplein 2007, no. 2, 'Law and Humour'