Mr. Vermeulen is the senior partner of the office. He started on his own in Westerlo in 1976 and has over 45 years of experience in the field of labour and social security law. His experience does not only stem from being an attorney, he also teaches seminars on social law and is a guest lecturer in the master years and the postgraduate study on Pension law at the law faculty of the Catholic University of Leuven. An important part of his time goes to advising clients and negotiating. He regularly publishes on issues of social law.
Mr. Vermeulen is also a substitute judge at the labour tribunal Antwerp, section Turnhout. He’s also a member of the Association for Labour Law Antwerp.
In the academic year of 2006-2007, he graduated with honours from the postgraduate study on Pension law at the Catholic University of Leuven.
Early 2010, he founded BePla, the Belgian Pension Lawyers Association (www.bepla.be) together with several other experts in the field. His main intention here was to raise more awareness for the importance of the legal aspects concerning supplementary pensions and other similar benefits. Policymakers also rely on the expertise of the BePLA-lawyers.
He is a regular contributor to De Juristenkrant.
Along with professors W. van Eeckhoutte, O. Vanachter, J. Peeters and I. De Wilde, he is a member of the editorial board of the Library Social Law (“Bibliotheek Sociaal Recht”), a series of books form Uitgeverij Larcier.
The VUB awarded mr. Vermeulen with the title of Law and Criminology VUB Fellow on April 27, 2021. The VUB Fellowship is based on a shared moral commitment in which the Fellow and the University will work together to the best of their ability for the duration of the Fellowship. As a Fellow, Mr. Vermeulen will dedicate himself to education, research, internationalization and the innovation and valorisation at the VUB. You can read more about the fellowship and the fellows here.