Jan De Waele

Background and education

Jan De Waele, born on January 24, 1961, graduated with a Law Degree from the University of Leuven in June 1984.  

Subsequently, he completed a traineeship with the lawyer’s offices Christian De Ganck and Marcel Storme, mainly in the field of social law.  

After his traineeship, he was admitted to the Ghent Bar Association on May 24, 1989, and he joined Storme, Leroy, Vanparys SCRL as an Associate, specialised in social law and legal assistance to publishing companies.  

As of May 10, 2010, he joined Everest Advocaten G&B SCRL, where he has been in charge of the Social law department to this day.


  • Individual labour law: draft contracts and render legal advice, follow up dismissals, follow up issues with respect to suspensions, treat expat issues, follow up negotiations and procedures;
  • Collective labour law and company organisation: strikes, collective dismissal and negotiations, prepare collective (CAO) agreements, labour organisation, well-being at work;  
  • Social security law: social security of employees and the self-employed, casual work, the problem of unemployment;  
  • Criminal labour law: issues with respect to the employment of immigrants and cascading responsibilities.  

Legal services are rendered in close cooperation with the other departments at Everest Law, including the departments of Company law (Johan Van Driessche and Bert Bekaert), Taw law (Alexander Delafonteyne and Méhdi Zagheden) and Anti-fraud (Stijn De Meulenaer).  

In addition, Jan De Waele has been treating the property tax files of the Flemish Community (Vlaamse Gemeenschap) for more than 20 years.  

On October 28, 2016, Jan De Waele has delivered the opening address for de Vlaamse Conferentie der Balie van Gent entitled “strike – the unbearable lightness of the gentleman's agreement”.

Jan De Waele
Jan De Waele


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French

Main competences

Contact me

Bollebergen 2A bus 20
9052 Ghent
T +32 (0)9/334.94.70
F +32 (0)9/334.94.77