Jurgen graduated with a degree in law from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in 2001. A year later, he received an LL.M in French and European Law from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, which also involved undertaking a three-month internship in the French law firm Berlioz & Co. In 2008, he obtained an advanced master’s degree in pension law at the University of Leuven.
From 2002 to 2006, he worked as an attorney at Tilleman van Hoogenbemt, a law firm specialising in social and labour law. On 1 March 2006, Jurgen joined Lydian, where he worked in labour law and pension law. At the end of 2011, Jurgen joined the employment department of Eubelius as a senior associate for a three-year period. On 1 January 2015, Jurgen returned to Lydian to join the Employment, Pensions & Benefits practice as counsel.
Within the firm, he deals with all aspects of employment law and pension law. He deals with collective labour law issues such as restructurings and collective dismissals. In addition to these employment law topics, he deals with several pension projects such as setting up pension funds and pension restructurings. Jurgen also specialises in employment and tax matters relating to compensation and benefits.
Jurgen has published several articles and regularly speaks at internal and external seminars. Jurgen is also a guest lecturer at the Erasmushogeschool Brussels and a voluntary fellow of the social law practice at the VUB. Jurgen is a member of the steering committee of the Belgian Pension Lawyers Association (BePLa) and a member of the Association for Social Law (“Vereniging voor social recht”).