International Affairs Manager | Group S Payroll provider and Business Portal
Hugues Thibaut is Head of Group S’ International Department since 2011. He advises clients on how to start up their activities in Belgium (branch, subsidiary, representation office) and how to optimize their salary policy (e.g. social contribution reductions and fringe benefits). He also deals with employee mobility matters, such as posting, salary splits, and expat regime. Before joining Group S, Hugues worked as EU affairs adviser and later HR Manager of a Brussels-based, international association. Hugues has a degree in European law from the University of Louvain (UCL) and a degree in Management from the Brussels Business school (Ichec), and has also studied in Sweden and The Netherlands.
Partner - Member of the Bar | Claeys & Engels
Sophie Maes is a partner at Claeys & Engels, the Belgian member of Ius Laboris. Sophie advises national and international clients on various aspects of international employment (including immigration of employees), labour law and social security law. She has a particular interest in the position of expatriates, temporary staff, global mobility issues, labor and employment law, transfer of undertakings and company restructurings. Sophie is also co-chair of the Global Mobility team within Ius Laboris and works closely with other members of Ius Laboris on transnational employment projects and queries. Sophie has been a member of the Brussels Bar since 1998. She graduated from the University of Leuven (K.U.L Leuven) in 1997, having studied in Leuven and at the University of Rouen (France). She obtained a special degree in labour law from the University of Brussels (ULB) in 1998.