Since 2003, Vialegis has been the reference, pioneer and market leader in Legal Interim Management and in the recruitment and selection of lawyers and tax specialists. Thanks to our unique approach, based on the principle of “for and by lawyers,” and a growing demand for lawyers in an economic context that is becoming increasingly more legally oriented, we have registered continuous growth year after year.
In 2017 we became part of The House of HR, an international group of specialized HR companies. This has led to enhanced specialization, enabling us to provide an even better service to our candidates and customers, whilst accelerating our European expansion.
In September 2020, Vialegis decided to expand its expertise to human resources. Our specialized HR team has the experience, know-how and values needed to help its clients in their search for permanent or temporary HR reinforcement.
Philippe obtained his law degree at the University of Antwerp and then attended an Executive MBA programme (Purdue University and TiasNimbas Business School) and a Master’s degree programme in Corporate Finance (Vlerick Management School). He started his career at the Bar of Antwerp, then worked for Clifford Chance in Brussels and London, and was a partner at law firm Altius for more than 10 years. In 2003 he was a founding member of Vialegis as a silent partner, and since 2010 he has been in charge of the Belgian and foreign activities of Vialegis.
Upon obtaining her law degree from the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL), Marie spent an Erasmus year in Lille, and then embarked on her professional career at the Brussels bar. She worked for the law firm Theuwissen, Ketsman, Appelmans & Co, where she specialised in commercial law. In 2007, Marie obtained a Master’s degree in HR at the UAMS. She has been with Vialegis since October 2006 and is responsible for the Recruitment and Selection division.
Valérie graduated from the University of Ghent with a degree in law, and then decided to follow further training in corporate law. After an internship at the European Commission, she embarked on her career at the Brussels bar, where she focused mainly on trade law, corporate law and private banking law. She started working at Vialegis in June 2007, where she now heads the Legal Interim Management division.
Laetitia studied law at the Catholic University of Leuven and LUISS in Rome, and obtained an additional degree in notary studies. As a lawyer at the Brussels bar, she worked for the law firm Theuwissen, Ketsman, Appelmans & Co, mainly mainly in contract law, focusing on commercial contracts and rental disputes. Since 2010, Laetitia has been working as a consultant at Vialegis for the recruitment and selection of legal and tax profiles.
Kathy studied law at the University of Antwerp and got to know Vialegis initially in 2009, when she worked there as a summer intern. Upon graduation, she embarked on her career as a lawyer at the Antwerp bar with law firm Corbus. In 2014 she started working as Legal Interim Manager for Benchmark Holdings (the former Inve Aquaculture), where she was soon asked to assume the position of Solo Legal Counsel on a permanent basis. She joined the Legal Interim Management division of Vialegis in February 2018.
Karolien graduated from the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) in 2007 with a degree in law, and also spent a semester at the University of Bordeaux. She then obtained an additional Master’s degree in Social law at the (French-speaking) Free University of Brussels (ULB). She started working as a lawyer at the Leuven bar, in the labour law department of law firm Curia. In 2016 Karolien opted for a new turn in her career, in line with her interest in human resources, and she joined Vialegis as a consultant in the Recruitment and Selection division.
Sara studied law at the Facultés Universitaires Notre Dame de la Paix in Namur and at the KUL Leuven, where she also obtained a degree in notary studies. She gained more than twenty years of experience as a notarial lawyer at the notary James Dupont (now Actalys) and at the notary office Berquin and Partners in Brussels, where she advised many companies on routine and more complex deeds and transactions. After an additional training for Human Resources Manager, she joined Vialegis in 2016 where she focuses mainly on selecting and recruiting notaries, notarial lawyers and specialists in corporate law.
Caroline studied law at the Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis in Brussels and at the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL), and spent six months in Valencia as part of the Erasmus exchange programme. She completed her studies by obtaining a Master’s degree in notary studies. After more than eight years in the notarial profession, and on account of her interest in human relations and competency management, she opted for a change of career in 2016 and started working as a consultant at Vialegis, where she mainly focuses on Legal Interim Management – and this also for Notaries.
Els graduated from the University of Ghent in 2008 with a degree in Law, and then obtained a Masters in Tax Law at the same university, followed by an Estate Planning Certificate at Bruges Business School. She started working in 2009 as a legal advisor at the Belgian Accounting Standards Board, where she specialised in Belgian accounting and financial reporting law and IFRS standards. In line with her growing interest in talent search and connecting people, she decided to make a career change and she joined Vialegis in 2018, where she mainly focuses on recruitment and selection of tax and legal profiles.
Annick studied law at the FU Saint-Louis (bachelor), the KU Leuven (master) and the University of Salamanca (Erasmus). She worked as a lawyer for 8 years at the law firms Altius and NautaDutilh. At the end of 2005, she decided to leave the bar to become in-house legal counsel at a pharmaceutical company where she stayed for 6 years. In 2012 she started working as an independent legal consultant. She worked for several clients, mainly in the pharmaceutical sector. In April 2018 she decided to join the team of Vialegis.
Isabelle studied Law at the KU Leuven where she graduated in 2015. The same year she started as a lawyer at the Brussels Bar in the team of public and administrative law at Loyens & Loeff. In 2017 she joined the team of public and administrative law at Monard Law. In December 2018 she decided to make a career switch and on December 17 she started as Consultant in the Search & Selection team at Vialegis.
M: +32 486 03 93 24
Britt studied Law at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel where she also obtained her degree in notary studies. In 2015 she started working as a notarial lawyer at the notary study of Tobback, Wellekens & Rooms in Boom where she was in charge of mainly family law related cases. Britt decided end of 2018 to join Vialegis because she wants to combine her skills with her interest in Human Resources. With her background, she focuses, as from January 2 2019, amongst others, on the recruitment of future “notarial lawyers” and notarial law related jobs.
M: + 32 473 77 85 64
Sophie studied law at the University of Ghent with a six-month participation at the Universidad de Valencia. She also obtained an LLM "International Financial and Corporate Law" at Kings College London Dickson Poon School of Law and a post-graduate in Corporate Finance at KU Leuven. In 2013 she started working as a lawyer at the Antwerp Bar where she joined Argo and specialized in company law and more specifically in the field of Mergers & Acquisitions. In 2017 she left the bar to join the international Mazars office as a senior legal consultant. In 2019, she decided to make a career switch and join the Vialegis team as a consultant and business development manager.
Céline successfully completed her law studies at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. She then obtained an additional Master's degree in social law at the Vrije Universiteit van Brussel before starting as a lawyer at the Bar of Brussels. Over the past 10 years, Céline has mainly focused on HR and legal interim management and followed an additional training as a coach.
On 1 September 2020, Céline joined the Vialegis team as HR & Legal interim management Consultant.
After obtaining a diploma in secretaryship and modern languages at the former Sint-Lodewijksinstituut, Karine started her career as a management assistant at Agfa Gevaert. She then worked as office manager at law firm CMS DeBacker in Antwerp. In 2010 Karine switched to the recruitment sector. She worked in turn as an assistant at Vialegis, Lexius Staffing and Odgers Berndston. In 2014 she joined the Vialegis-team again as a management assistant for the Legal Interim Management division.
Laurence studied at the Hotel School in Hoogstraten and had training in Hotel Management at the COOVI in Anderlecht. She embarked on her career in 1993 at the Holiday Inn in Zaventem, where she occupied various positions over a period of thirteen years. She then worked for two years as an administrative assistant at the Board of Education in the Municipality of Vilvoorde, before joining Valegis in April 2016, where she works as a management assistant and provides support mainly for the consultants of the Recruitment and Selection division.
After obtaining a diploma in office administration and data management at the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwinstituut, Kim started her career as a Knowledge Assistant at Deloitte. She then worked as a Claims Resolution Advisor at Whirlpool. In 2013 Kim started as a Personal Assistant at law firm contrast in Zaventem. In 2018 Kim switched to the recruitment sector. She worked briefly as a resourcer at E-Resourcing. In 2019 she joined the Vialegis-team as a Management Assistant.
Annouck graduated from the University of Ghent in 2015 as Master of Applied Economics with a specialisation in Accountancy. In the same year, she started working as an auditor at PwC. In the summer of 2017, Annouck gave her career a new direction and started as a corporate controller at House of HR. After three years, she moved to Vialegis to join the financial department.
Marc graduated as a bachelor in accountancy / tax law.
After working as a senior accountant for 15 years in the coordination centers of Nestlé Chemicals NV and Partek NV, he decided to continue his career as an interim manager on an independent basis, with assignments s.a. Bayer, FedEx and Akzo Nobel.
During the summer of 2019, he joined the Vialegis team as Senior Accountant for Belgian companies.
T: +32 892 80 19
On 31 March 2016, our beloved colleague Ester Palmaers passed away unexpectedly. Ester worked at Vialegis for more than 12 years and was a pillar of support for her colleagues and a source of inspiration for everyone who knew her. Her sincerity and cheerfulness, her professionalism and integrity were a source of energy. We will never forget her. Her death has affected us deeply, but we are grateful for the time we were able to spend with her. We send her loved ones our condolences and hope they can find the strength in the many fond memories of her, as we do.
We still miss her very much every day.
Vialegis is also present in a number of other European countries, with offices in Luxembourg, Spain (Madrid and Barcelona) and Germany (Frankfurt, Cologne, Munich and Düsseldorf).
We are moving full speed ahead on our European expansion by establishing local offices and/or by working together with reliable partners. We also handle search requests in other countries where we do not (yet) have our own office.