Marielle is co-head of Employment and Dispute Resolution departments of PwC Legal and is also a key partner in the Technologies & IP department. She has been with the PwC Legal team since the very beginning. Prior to joining PwC Legal, Marielle worked with Coopers Belgium.
Marielle has specialized in employment law from the very early stages of her career and consequently has acquired in-depth knowledge of all aspects of employment law and social security. Combining her legal expertise with a pragmatic approach, Marielle regularly handles outsourcing or similar restructuring projects, advises on expatriation and secondment situations, implements stock option plans or other similar employee benefits schemes, and assists companies with the complete process of collective redundancies. She also handles employment litigation, including unfair dismissal claims and enforcement of restrictive covenants.
She regularly organises and gives external training and is a regular attendee and speaker at pan-European employment law and labour conferences.
Marielle is also active in commercial and civil litigation, including arbitration. Her experience covers notably shareholder & partnership disputes, professional liability, enforcement of securities, director’s liability, insolvency proceedings and debt recovery.
Data protection / Commercial contracts
Marielle is leading the data protection practice within the Technologies & IP department. She is also involved in contractual and commercial matters notably for e-commerce and Fintech actors.
Other professional involvement
Marielle is a member of PwC Legal’ executive committee and is in charge of our internal HR strategy.
Marielle is also one of the founders and has been the first chairman of the Luxembourg association of employment law specialists, the “Employment Law Specialists Association, Luxembourg” (“ELSA”), which was created at the beginning of 2007. She still sits on the board of the association.
Member of the Luxembourg Bar, 2001
- Postgraduate degree in social law, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium), 1997
- Law degree, Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium), 1996
- Erasmus program, University College Dublin (Ireland), 1996
PwC Legal was awarded Best Tax and Legal Partner 2015 during the Luxembourg HR Awards. This prize rewards the firm which offers the best expertise on legal, fiscal and compliance plans, enabling the protection of the company and the generation of performance. PwC Legal won this award for the third time, thus affirming our team’s expertise in the field of labour law.
Marielle is also recommended by Best Lawyers for her Labor and Employment expertise, her inclusion being exclusively based on peer-review.