Jessica De Bels

Jessica De Bels

Senior Managing Associate, PwC Legal BV/SRL

Jessica is a Senior Managing Associate – Attorney in the Employment Law practice of PwC Legal. She is based in our Antwerp office and has specific expertise in national and international employment law and more specifically in litigation procedures, M&A, employee transfers, restructurings and (collective) dismissals.

She also advises companies on compensation and benefits, international mobility and daily HR topics related to the employee life cycle.

In addition to her legal orientation, Jessica has a practical background in HR, giving her a wide range of experiences and business insights she can rely on to offer our clients tailored advice fit for practical use.

Professional background

2022 – present

Senior Managing Associate at PwC Legal - Member of the Antwerp Bar

2018 – 2022

Managing Associate at PwC Legal - Member of the Antwerp Bar

2016 – 2018         

Employment Law Attorney, Stroobants Buelens

2014 – 2016           

Employment Law Attorney, Tilleman van Hoogenbemt

2011 – 2013    

HR & Legal Services, Egemin International NV


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  • DE BELS, J., "HR kan verouderd arbeidsrecht counteren", Trends Magazine no. 38, 22 September 2016.
  • VAN HOOGENBEMT, H., "Nieuw ontslagrecht voor alle werknemers. Commentaar op de wet eenheidsstatuut en de CAO ontslagmotivering.", Fiscoloog, Antwerp, 2014. (contribution)


  • Employment Law


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