Philippe advises and assists Belgian and international corporations as well as senior executives in non-contentious and contentious employment matters across various sectors from ICT and automotive to retail, hotels and chemicals.
He has particular expertise in the employment, social security and pensions aspects of mergers and acquisitions and workforce restructuring.
As an experienced litigator, Philippe represents clients in a wide range of employment and social security disputes.
Having worked for both Belgian and international law firms, Philippe has considerable experience of cross-border employment situations. Over the years he has developed a particular interest in issues relating to the use of new technologies (e.g. artificial intelligence) in the workplace.
Philippe is a regular seminar speaker and regularly publishes articles on employment law-related topics.
He is a member of: the International Bar Association, the ‘Vereniging Sociaal Recht’, the ‘Vereniging van Praktijkjuristen in Sociaal Recht’, and the European Employment Lawyers Association.
"Philippe De Wulf is our main contact. He ensures a consistently high level of service whether from him or a member of his team." - Legal 500, 2020
Clients are impressed with his "excellent, to the point and service-oriented" advice. Interviewees also appreciate that "he has broad knowledge and you get a pragmatic answer to your question." – Chambers Europe, 2019
Philippe is described as "knowledgeable, with strong legal expertise" as well as being “responsive and business-minded." They add that he "understands the challenges of a global company." Other sources agree that he is "very professional, service-minded, to the point and never engages the company in unnecessary costs.’” Chambers Europe, 2017
- Human Resources Management (Hoge School Universiteit Brussel- EMS EHSAL)
- Master in European Law (Université de Strasbourg)
- Erasmus Exchange Programme (Universität Leipzig)
- Lic. Juris (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
- Can. Juris (Université de Namur)
"Pragmatic and to-the-point." – Legal 500, 2014
Selection of publications
"De Arbeidsrelatie wet: 5 jaar rechtspraak", Oriëntatie 2012, p. 179 – 192. (with S. Diels and M-A. Staar).
"Aandachts- en actiepunten voor het bestuur van een onderneming bij dreigende insolventie", DAOR 2010, p. 105. (with B. De Moor, S. Diels and V. Van Steenkiste).