Katrien Crauwels focuses on labour relations and employment in the broadest sense, whether as an employee, civil servant, or self-employed person. She has built up extensive experience in collective labour law (including collective dismissals, company takeovers, restructuring, etc.), individual labour law (dismissal cases, wage disputes, false self-employment, management agreements, etc.) and questions and disputes relating to social security (National Social Security Office, social status of self-employed persons, etc.). In addition, she regularly advises and represents administrative authorities and civil servants on administrative positions and disciplinary matters. Finally, Katrien has a particular interest in health law.
Education and experience
Katrien Crauwels obtained a master's degree in law at the University of Antwerp. She subsequently completed several additional training courses, including a Master's degree in Business Law (Antwerp University), a postgraduate degree in HR Management (EHSAL Management School), a training course in "Social mediation, labour conflicts in organisations" (KUL/KH Leuven), and a postgraduate degree in health law (Antwerp University).
After her studies, Katrien started her career at the Antwerp Bar with Van Goethem Advocate's firm, where she became a partner. She has been working for Agio since 2019.
Katrien plays an active role in the Antwerp Bar. She was a member of the board, vice president and then president of the Flemish Conference at the Antwerp Bar. In addition, she has been elected several times as a member of the council of the Bar and delegate in the Order of Flemish Bars (OVB). As of September 2021, she is deputy dean of the Antwerp Bar.