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.
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.
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.
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
After her law studies at the University of Antwerp, Stéphanie started her professional career at the Bar of Antwerp at law firm Du Mongh Lawyers. In 2017, Stéphanie got in touch with Vialegis for the first time when she started working as a Legal Interim Manager. In January 2019, she started at Euronav where she maintained the role of Legal Counsel for 2,5 years. In September 2021, Stéphanie joined the Search and Selection division of Vialegis.
M: +32 496 37 37 33
Sara graduated from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 2009 with a Master's degree in Law and then obtained her Master's degree in Criminological Sciences in 2010. She then started working at the Brussels Bar, specializing in criminal and juvenile law. After three years of working in the legal profession, she chose a new direction and continued her career as a judicial officer. The position of judicial officer has led her to come into contact with various branches of the law and to equally combine the legal and humane aspects of the profession. In July 2022, Sara joined the Vialegis team as a Consultant search & selection.
M: +32 478 68 15 17
Marie-Laure studied Political Sciences and International Law at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and started her professional career in 1998 at De Bandt, van Hecke, Lagae (now Linklaters) as a legal assistant. She was soon asked to set up a recruitment and training process for new associates whilst studying law herself at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. In 2001, she joined the Litigation department of the firm. In 2006, she made the switch to Knowledge Management (Corporate & Finance) first at Nauta Dutilh, then at Strelia and finally at Freshfields. After working for 16 years in Knowledge management she decided it was time to take her career in a new direction and joined Vialegis in 2022 as a Consultant search & selection.
M: +32 479 33 43 46
After studying law at Queen Mary University in London and at KU Leuven, and an assistantship at law firm Contrast, Kathlynn began her professional career in the competition department of the US law firm Covington & Burling in Brussels. In 2018, she moved to the European Commission's competition department, DG COMP. In September 2022, Kathlynn joined Vialegis as a Consultant search & selection.
M: +32 497 66 18 52
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.
After studying economics, Carmen started her career as an Administrative Assistant at various smaller companies. After that she started working as a Management Assistant at Capgemini, EY and Deloitte. In 2021 Carmen joined Vialegis as Management Assistant for the recruitment and selection team as well as HR Assistant.
M: +32 473 89 00 93
In 2019, Ester graduated as a Master in Communication Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, after which she started working as an Account Manager at the advertising agency TBWA. There she had to supervise advertising campaigns for some clients such as Touring, Frieslandcampina and the National Lottery.
With her background in communication and marketing, she has been strengthening the Vialegis team as Marketing Management Assistant since 2022.
M: +32 471 49 35 09
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.
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.
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.
Ward graduated from the University of Leuven in 2017 as a master in Business Engineering with a major in Accountancy & Finance. He started his career at Bofidi Consulting, gaining experience as a project consultant on diverse financial projects. In April 2021, Ward joined the Vialegis team as our Digital & Financial Controlling Officer. Besides joining the financial department as a controller, he will also focus on the automation of the internal processes.
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.