Sophie Maes
Sophie Maes
Claeys & Engels, the Belgian member firm of Ius Laboris

Sophie is partner of Claeys & Engels, the Belgian member firm of Ius Laboris. Sophie is member of the Belgian association of employment lawyers, the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA) and the International Bar Association (IBA). Sophie advises national and international clients on various aspects of international employment including business immigration, all aspects of individual and collective employment law and social security law. She assists clients with seconding employees to Belgium, structuring arrangements such as salary splits, multi-state employment, transfers, commuters, (hybrid) cross-border remote workers, business travel, satellite employees and digital nomads as well as with starting up activities in Belgium, restructurings and acquisitions. Sophie often works closely with other members of Ius Laboris on transnational projects and queries. Besides, Sophie gives advice on various day-to-day HR issues and general employment law enquires.

Sophie often speaks at internal and external seminars in Belgium and abroad on global mobility and is author of various articles. She is co-author of the book "Arbeidsmigratie in België: tewerkstelling buitenlandse werknemers". Within Ius Laboris she is head of the Expert Groups and chairs the Global Mobility and Immigration Expert Group. Sophie also heads the Global Mobility and Immigration practice within Claeys & Engels.

My Sessions
Closing Panel Discussion: Employee Experience vs Value for the Business – Can Your Program Have It All?
Panel discussion Grand Ballroom