Alexander De Becker - Lawyer


Alexander is Master of Laws (2000) and obtained a PhD in Social Law and Administrative Law (2006) with a dissertation on labour and employment relations in the public sector.

He restarted his career as barrister in 2016 although he advised ‘Bloom’ (2015) since its foundation. Previously, he worked as counsel in other law firms.

Alexander also is professor of the facultys of law of the UGent and the UHasselt and he holds the Chair “The State as Employer” at the University of Leiden (the Netherlands). He teaches the courses The State as Employer (University of Leiden), Advanced Administrative Law, Law and State (Comparative public law) and Legal French (University of Hasselt). 
Alexander is specialised in Social Law and Administrative Law. He treats law suits in all areas of public law and employment law. He has a profound specialisation in the areas of employment law and labour law in the public sector, collective negotiations in the public sector, municipal law and intermunicipal cooperation agreements.

Alexander is recognized as an international specialist in the field of labour and employment relations in the public sector. He has acted as academic visitor at numerous universities in and outside Europe. Those universities include the University of Copenhagen (Denmark), the University of Cassino and the European University Institute Florence (both in Italy), the University of Stockholm (Sweden), the University of Oxford and the University of Reading (both in the United Kingdom), the University of Wisconsin-Madison (United States). 
Publications and seminars
Alexander is the author of several publications in comparative public (employment and labour) law. He has written a book on “The legal foundations of the specific status of public servants”, and he has edited many other books including  amongst which the comparative book on “The Role of the Regions in EU governance” (co-edited with Carlo Panara) and the recent book (2015) on “The evolutions in public servants’ law in Belgium” (co-edited with Ria Janvier). He biannually writes a part of the main handbook on Belgian administrative law (by André Mast, Jean Dujardin, Marnix Van Damme and Johan Vande Lanotte). A handbook on Public Servants’ Law in Belgium is under preparation. 

In addition he published several articles in leading international and national legal journals on employment and labour law in the public sector. He also published a number of exhaustive articles on amongst others strike, collective bargaining, municipal autonomy, intermunicipal cooperation, administrative supervision, litigation before administrative courts and teleworking. 

Alexander is also a frequent lecturer at international and national colloquia. During the previous, he spoke at conferences in Italy (Turin), the Netherlands (Amsterdam), South-Africa (Cape Town), Spain (Barcelona and Madrid) and Switzerland (Neuchâtel). 
Dutch, French, English, Swedish, Danish, German and notions of Italian.

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