EU Platform Work Directive: The Impact on Your Contingent Workforce

04 June 2024
8:00 a.m. PT/5:00 p.m. CET

The European Union Platform Work Directive—which is currently in the final stages of legislative approval—will redefine how contingent workers are classified across EU member states. 

Join the webinar to learn how this new regulation will likely affect companies engaging European contingent workers and what HR teams can do to prepare.

Andrew Fielding

Andrew Fielding

EU Policy Advisor, Acumen Public Affairs
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Andrew currently advises top US tech companies such as Apple and Disney on EU regulation. He was previously head of government relations for Samsung Electronics Europe. Before joining the private sector in 2007, Andrew worked in the European Commission for over 25 years, including as policy lead on EU labour law and advisor to the Commission president on business regulation.


Stijn Demeestere

Partner, People Law Team Deloitte Legal
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Stijn Demeestere has been the head of the People law team since 2013; he particularly specialises in dismissal law, flexibility in salary and working conditions, HR needs of top executives and various types of business reorganisations. He advises HR directors of large and medium-sized companies, always looking for the right balance and a cost-effective amicable settlement for the client, and otherwise looking into tailoring individual schemes to the benefit of the company and working out how they can be applied. 

Stijn became Deloitte Legal’s Talent Partner in 2020. He is regularly interviewed by De Tijd, had a weekly column in Jobat and is frequently invited as speaker at HR Fora. In addition, Stijn has written many books on topics such as protected employees and anti-discrimination as well as articles on, amongst others, the new dismissal legislation, outplacement and the bridge pension.


Stefanie Van de Perre

Director, People Law Team Deloitte Legal
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Stefanie is part of the Deloitte Legal's People law practice. She is an employment law and social security specialist, known for her outside the box thinking, innovative and pragmatic solutions for all her clients’ personnel related legal matters. 

Stefanie is a well know expert for social inspections in Belgium and advises the Belgian government on topics of social criminal law. She wrote a handbook on the topic which is used in the master after master social law. Given her expertise in social criminal law she was asked by the Belgian government to advise in the Advisory board for the social criminal code. 

In addition, she advises clients on employment and social security law related aspects of compensation packages over structuring self-employment relations (consultancy and management agreements). Stefanie is very passionate about the S within ESG and specialises an obtained a Diploma in ESG at the Corporate Governance Institute. Next to that Stefanie was a lecturer at Ghent University College for 7 years. Stefanie advises different kind of companies from large internationals players over companies with a Belgian based HQ and start-ups.


Bart Colpaert

Sr. Manager, Global Employer Services, Deloitte Belgium
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As a Director in the Global Employer Services (GES) practice, Bart has 12 years of experience in personal income tax, expatriate taxation, structuring of cross-border employments, managing global mobility programs and supporting HR functions with the entire life cycle of employees and top executives (from onboarding till resignations). 

Bart has significant experience in managing international and national assignment programs, the coordination of worldwide mobility population of Belgian companies and international enterprises. He assists these companies with the end-to end on tax related questions in combination with immigration, social security and labor law. Bart is a team leader who strives to coach and energize his team to unlock their potential and to prosper. In close collaboration with his team, his objective is to deliver outstanding value and practical solutions to his clients. Bart has graduated as master’s in law at University of Ghent and obtained a Tax degree at the HEC management school in Liège. Bart is guest speaker at several tax and global mobility seminars.

Aubrie Ekman

Aubrie Ekman, Esq.

Deputy General Counsel, Velocity Global
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With a bachelor's degree in political science from Whitworth University and a juris doctorate from the University of St. Thomas School of Law, Aubrie lends her legal expertise to Velocity Global as our Deputy General Counsel. She works closely with clients in their global expansion initiatives alongside a team of 30 legal professionals around the globe.

Mark Fielding

Mark Fielding

Director of Sales Consulting, Velocity Global
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As Velocity Global’s Director of Sales Consulting, Mark Fielding liaises with financial sponsors, legal teams, and other advisors (both internal and external) to support clients and partners with more complex needs. Before joining Velocity Global in 2019, Mark ran the international projects team of a global consultancy based in London. His remit included the development and execution of strategic communications strategies vis-a-vis competition authorities around global M&A regulatory review and antitrust cases. Prior to this, Mark worked as a lawyer in the Beijing office of an international law firm, where he worked on all manner of corporate law cases, including market entry, M&A, and reverse IPO, among others.


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