Antoine Castadot

Attorney – Partner


I am a lawyer since 2012. I started my career at Claeys & Engels (law firm specialised in human resources law), before co-founding Yelaw in 2022.

What defines me:

I communicate clearly – I don’t use legal jargon or incomprehensible Latin expressions. I am passionate about legal design.

I work for both private and public sector clients – I can perfectly handle both employment law and civil servants law and am comfortable before the labour courts as well as before the Council of State.

I love my job, as much as I love my family (I’m married and I have two boys) and my friends (with whom I like to play tennis … or share a good bottle of wine).

What my partners say about me:

#clearlanguage #solutionminded #quietforce #reliable


Since 2022: Co-founder of Yelaw

2012 – 2022: Senior lawyer at Claeys & Engels

2011 – 2012: Master na Master in het Sociaal Recht at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (cum laude)

2009 – 2011 : Master of Laws at the Université Catholique de Louvain (cum laude)

2006 – 2009 : Bachelor of Laws at the Université Saint-Louis (cum laude)


French: Mother tongue

Dutch: Very good (VUB diploma)

English: Very good (TOEFL test: 100/120)


A. CASTADOT and F. SCHAPIRA, « La modification non-disciplinaire des conditions de travail des agents statutaires », Administration publique, T1/2019, pp. 1 – 33

A. CASTADOT, « Motivation formelle et audition préalable en cas de licenciement dans le secteur public », Journal des tribunaux du travail, 2017, pp. 1 – 25