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Emmanuel Plasschaert

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Crowell & Moring LLP

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Labour and employment, litigation and trial, privacy and cybersecurity, and corporate law.


Emmanuel Plasschaert is head of the Brussels corporate, commercial and employment practice and focuses primarily on complex business restructurings and transactions and he is recognised for his experience with complex company restructurings, including transfer of undertakings, closures and collective dismissals. He deals with a wide range of individual and collective employment law issues (social dialogue, collective labour law disputes, etc.), both on a national and international level. He also advises employers on how to handle their HR data protection and privacy issues. He has a comprehensive experience as a litigator, representing Belgian and multinational companies before the Belgian courts for more than 20 years. Emmanuel’s practice also includes a focus on white-collar crime compliance issues (anti-bribery, insider dealing, etc.) where he helps clients minimise criminal liability exposure. When the need arises, he assists clients to enforce their rights as plaintiffs in criminal investigations or procedures involving criminal offences such as corruption, anti-money laundering, misappropriation of company assets, theft, concealment, forgery, and fraud.


Associate, Price Blanpain Quagebeur & Maeyaert 1993-97; associate, De Bauw & Maeyaert 1997-99; associate, Verschueren & Associés; counsel, Crowell & Moring 2004-14; partner, Crowell & Moring 2014 to date.


Dutch, French, English, Italian.


Lawyer, member of the Brussels Bar since 1993. Member of the editorial board of "Chroniques du droit social".


Catholic University of Namur (1989 cum laude); Catholic University of Leuven (1992 cum laude).


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Emmanuel Plasschaert leads the team at Crowell & Moring, which advises domestic and international companies on the corporate, commercial and employment law aspects of transactions in Belgium and the EU.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Crowell & Moring’s diverse practice has particular expertise in life sciences, TMT, arbitration and cross-border matters. Group co-head Thomas De Meese and Emmanuel Plasschaert defended Telenet in a claim concerning its acquisition of four cable networks from four municipal companies without prior tender. IP specialist Kristof Roox co-leads the team.

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Within: Employment

Crowell & Moring impresses with its ‘rapid turnarounds’ and ‘constant availability’. Key names include department head and ‘strong litigatorEmmanuel Plasschaert and ‘meticulous’ senior counsel Frederik Van Remoortel. Among other matters, the group represented Sun Chemical before the Labour Court in several termination cases. Its experience in cross-border matters ensures it is highly sought after by multinational clients.

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Belgium: EU regulatory

Privacy and data protection

Within: Privacy and data protection

Crowell & Moring’s group, which is composed of ‘excellent data privacy experts’, has a focus on advising clients from the healthcare, life sciences, energy and TMT sectors. Senior counsel Frederik Van Remoortel provides ‘practical and to-the-point advice’ and heads a team that also benefits from the experience of competition and regulated industries partner Thomas De Meese and employment specialist Emmanuel Plasschaert.

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