We are thrilled to introduce our new EELA Board Members – Sophie Maes (Belgium) and Rob Tubman (Northern Ireland)!

Sophie is a Belgian employment lawyer since more than 25 years and partner in the Belgian law firm Claeys & Engels. Sophie is based in Brussels and advises national and international clients on various aspects of Belgian and European labour and employment law, social security law, and business immigration law. Sophie has a particular interest in global mobility and cross-border matters, flexible and alternative working arrangements, dismissal law, restructurings and pay transparency. Besides, Sophie gives advice on various day-to-day HR issues and general employment law queries.

Rob is a solicitor in A&L Goodbody’s employment group, based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He advises public and private sector clients on a broad range of local and national employment law issues including TUPE and cross-border working arrangements. He has specialised in employment law since qualifying as a solicitor and has been a member of EELA since 2018.  Outside of work, Rob is married with three children.

We are excited to have Rob and Sophie on board!