From Bordeaux to Brussels – A Journey to Become an Employment Lawyer

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 | Published by

My name is Quentin Keraval. I am a french student, native to Bordeaux, preparing to take the entrance exam (Centre Régional de Formation Professionnel des Avocats) to begin law school in France.

After completing my first four years at the University of Bordeaux IV, I continued my university studies at the University of Montpellier I for one year, where I obtained a Master’s degree in Law and Business Relations and a degree in Labor Law and International Business.

In the past year, I decided to specialize in Employment and Social Security Law. Flichy-Grangé Avocats (L&E Global France) offered me the opportunity to join Van Olmen & Wynant (L&E Global Belgium) as a trainee. Indeed, every year Flichy-Grangé Avocats rewards the student who achieved the highest grade in European Labour Law with an internship abroad in an L&E Global member country.

Brussels was my first choice, because I hoped to gain experience in the “Capital of Europe”. I was immediately impressed by Brussels. It is a beautiful city with a lot of history and culture and you can hear people speaking a variety of languages everywhere you go. It is truly an epicenter of international business and law.

My experience at Van Olmen & Wynant has allowed me to approach labor law in a new way, with an eye towards the international aspects of employment law and has provided me with a newly efficient work ethic and method of reading, analyzing and understanding employment law.

I would sincerely like to thank Flichy-Grangé Avocats and my colleagues at Van Olmen & Wynant and L&E Global for their warm welcome and insightful guidance.