Lien has been a lawyer since 2009. She joined the Bar in Antwerp in 2010 after having apprenticed at the Bar in Brussels. It was already during her studies in Ghent and Paris that she began specialising in the various fields of social law. Lien Coenen is uniquely specialised in labour and social security law and those aspects of commercial and contract law related to these fields.
Lien represents employers and employees, not only during proceedings at the ‘regular’ courts and tribunals, but also before the administrative courts.
She obtained her Master's degree in Law at the University of Ghent. As part of an Erasmus exchange during her law studies, she also studied at the Université Paris I - Panthéon Sorbonne.