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Nathan Rahier


Nathan advises and litigates on a wide range of employment and pension law matters, including employment aspects of M&A transactions, workforce restructurings, employment of executives, social audit, optimisation of employee benefits, international employment and occupational pensions.
Nathan works with major international clients across jurisdictions and in multiple sectors including financial services, regulated markets, automotive, industrials, chemicals, technology and many more.


Representative matters

A global streaming service, advising on the social status of artists and other independent contractors active in the movie industry in Belgium.

A multinational financial institution, on the termination of employment of senior executives (identified staff) active cross-border.

A global provider of staffing, recruitment and human resources services on the contemplated implementation of workplace accident insurance for its local (staffing) employees active in Belgium via a Luxembourg captive insurer structure.

A leading global provider of pharmaceutical compounding solutions listed on Euronext Brussels on the draft and implementation of a long-term incentive plan (LTIP) for its executive leadership team.

A global retailer, in relation to the structuring of the management of its Belgian operations (cross-border working arrangements).

A leading international dredging company, in the context of social inspectorate investigation relating to alleged infringements of social (security) regulations for seafarers.

An international private equity organisation on its investment in a leading European provider of HR and Payroll solutions (around 8,000 people), focussing on all related employment and pensions aspects as well as the (highly regulated) social secretariat (payroll) activities.



Belgium, Brussels Bar, 2018


Post Graduate Degree in Pensions, Catholic University of Leuven, 2022

LLM, Taxation, Catholic University of Leuven, 2018

Master, Law, Catholic University of Leuven, 2017

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.