Sylviane Michielsen obtained a Master of Laws (LLM) at the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) in 1996.
After completing an additional degree in international relations at the University of Leuven, she started practising labour and social security law, and joined the labour law team at De Bandt, van Hecke & Lagae (now Linklaters & Alliance) in 1998.
She continued specialising in these two areas over the next few years, assisting firms that provided global legal services to businesses.
With 11 years of experience, Sylviane decided to launch her own firm. Specialising in labour and social security law and focused on assisting small and medium-sized businesses, this firm's principal aim was to offer clients quick and practical assistance, as well as solutions tailored to their individual business and activities.
Working collaboratively with her associates and complementing their areas of expertise, Sylviane continues to pursue these goals at MDS Legal today.