Jo Antoons
Jo Antoons

Jo is an Attorney and Managing Partner of Fragomen’s Brussels office. She is responsible for managing corporate immigration compliance and advisory work for Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. In this role, she supports multinational and medium-sized corporations and individuals with effective and efficient immigration solutions for both inbound and outbound moves.

In addition, Jo leads Fragomen’s Government Strategies initiatives in relation to the European institutions and represents Fragomen in the European Commission Expert Group on Economic Migration. Jo has spoken as an immigration law expert at numerous national and international seminars and has authored a list of publications related to economic migration. Jo has contributed to various focused studies on migration for the European Commission, the OECD and the European Migration Network (EMN).

Most recently she conducted a study commissioned by the Canadian Mission to the EU on the implementation of the Chapter 10 (and relevant Annexes) in the CETA agreement on temporary entry and stay of natural persons for business purposes in selected EU Member States, as well as a study for Radboud University on the interaction between EU Trade Commitments (GATS and bilateral) and immigration rules in EU Member States in view of identifying potential inconsistencies and regulatory gaps.

She was also part of the legal experts group overseeing the Legal Migration Fitness Check conducted by the European Commission. Jo’s thorough knowledge of all aspects of global mobility, ranging from immigration to social security and individual labor law and posted worker solutions, gives her a well-rounded and strategic view of immigration-based advice on behalf of her clients and government stakeholders.

Jo speaks English, Dutch and French and has a working knowledge of Spanish.

My Sessions
Sponsored Case Study Roundtables (Corporates only)
Workshop Diamond Room