Meet the Legal Team

Meet the legal team

We are fundamentally all about people: candidates, hiring managers, as well as our own consultants. Being part of the YouConnect legal team means believing that connecting the right people can bring value to both sides of the equation - and to us too, as the connecting force.

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Ilse Tack

Ilse is our founder and managing partner. She was a lawyer and employment law consultant for over twelve years and is a true pioneer in legal recruitment. Ilse founded YouConnect in 2013 to make her mark on the industry.

+32 477 51 52 09 |

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Stéphanie Verhaegen

Stéphanie started at YouConnect as a Legal Recruitment Consultant in June 2018 and now is YouConnect’s Business Development Manager. She started her career as a lawyer in Brussels in 2009, was active in legal recruiting and gained experience as inhouse legal counsel in the retail and food industries. Armed with this mix of experiences, she has returned to her passion of legal recruitment. She enjoys the interaction with people and likes to support candidates in their various career steps. In line with our YouConnect values, Stéphanie is eager to build enduring relationships with both clients and candidates.

+32 476 39 40 50 |

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Kathleen Peirsman

Kathleen has been a Recruitment Consultant at YouConnect since October 2018. She holds a degree in Tax Law and started her career as a VAT Consultant in a big 4 firm in Brussels. She subsequently worked at a major Belgian utilities company as Real Estate Officer. For over 10 years, she further developed her tax law skills as an independent tax consultant in her own firm. As a professional service provider, Kathleen has always been highly customer-focussed. Going the extra mile is what makes her tick.

+32 473 49 71 80 |

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Paulien Stuer

Paulien has been a Recruitment Consultant at YouConnect since April 2019. She chose to point her career in a new direction after working as a lawyer in Mechelen, where she specialised in commercial and contracts law. Paulien gets energy from interacting with people and is eager to build lasting relationships with both clients and candidates.

+32 474 84 53 14 |

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Diether Vandenbussche

Diether has been a Recruitment Consultant at YouConnect since June 2020. He holds a Master’s degree in Law and an additional degree in Intellectual Property Law. He started his career in the legal publishing business as an editor and publisher respectively, where he worked together with various legal professionals. With his experience in and knowledge of the legal landscape in Belgium he is eager to advise candidates in making the best career choice.

+32 477 22 95 52  |

Clara Creve

Clara Creve

Clara worked for several years as a Legal Talent Researcher at YouConnect during her Masters degree in Law. She joined YouConnect in January 2020 and became Legal Recruitment Consultant in April 2021. Clara is genuinely interested in people and is happy to assist candidates and clients in their search for the perfect professional match. 

+32 496 78 48 03 |

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