Government & Education sector team

Legal services in the public domain is a very specialised area of expertise. The legal position and employment conditions for those working in government and educational institutions are traditionally different from those of employees in the business sector. Our lawyers have in-depth knowledge of the culture, employment conditions and specific legal position of employees working for government and educational institutions. They also have a sharp eye for the political, administrative and social aspects that the unique position of the institutions involved in the public domain entails.

From an employment law point of view, the status of employees working in education and for the government is about to undergo major changes. In 2020, the special status of public servants will cease to exist, and most public and civil servants (including those working in public education) will become ‘normal’ employees. We are well-versed in the implications of these changes and can guide you through them step-by-step, educating you on the ‘new’ employment laws affecting you.


We are proud to call several well-known (but also lesser known) ANBIs (Institutions for the Promotion of the Public Interest) clients.

Valegis advises these special organisations on every possible area of the law and on numerous subjects such as by-laws and internal complaints and other procedures, but also on partnerships with larger organisations and on privacy issues, for example.

Our extensive experience also includes matters involving liability of directors and officers. The lawyers involved in this sector team are also regularly asked to be speakers at conferences and events.

When it comes to the tax-related aspects applicable to ANBI organisations, we work closely with several external specialists with comprehensive experience in this area.