Christian Bayart


Christian advises and litigates on a broad range of employment and pension law matters.

He has particular expertise and experience in the areas of workforce restructuring, the optimisation of employee benefits and occupational pensions, employment issues relating to business reorganisations (outsourcing and M&A), the employment of directors and executives, employee representation and (European) works councils, collective bargaining, multi-jurisdictional employment matters and employment discrimination.

Christian is recommended by both Legal 500 and Chambers, who say that he has "great academic and practical knowledge about labour law" and describe him as "the guy to trust when things get complex. He can be contacted whenever and will provide the needed support."

Published Work

  • "Employment issues" (co-editor and co-auteur met Pieter De Koster) in International Outsourcing Law and Practice, H. Jongen (ed), Kluwer Law International, 2008, Chapter 10 (most recent update 2013). []
  • De IPA-wet en het Belgische ontslagrecht (co-editor met Daniël Cuypers), Brugge, Die Keure, 2012.
  • "De opzegtermijnen voor bedienden na de IPA-wet" in De IPA-wet en het Belgische ontslagrecht (co-editor met Daniël Cuypers), Brugge, Die Keure, 2012.
  • "Corporate governance en gouden parachute: mag het iets meer zijn? (co-auteur met Q. Helsen en P. Van den Eynde), NJW, 2010, 730-749 (deel 1) en 774-780 (deel 2).



Stagiair, Belgium, 1997

Admitted as advocaat, Belgium, 2001

Registered Foreign Lawyer, England and Wales, 2021


Law Degree, Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen (UIA), 1997

LLM, European Law, University of Lausanne, 1997

LLM, Labour Law, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2001


Dutch, English, French
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