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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 is head of Crowell & Moring’s Brussels office Corporate & Commercial, and  employment Practices. Emmanuel’s primary focus is on individual and collective employment  law, but he also advises on corporate transactions. He is held in high regard for his employment law counseling and litigation skills and for his advice on complex restructurings, corporate transactions, and HR data protection issues. In addition, Emmanuel is a seasoned commercial litigator with more than 25 years of experience. He frequently represents clients in complex disputes involving, for example, seizures and cross-border issues. He was one of the first to represent clients in class action proceedings in Belgium. Emmanuel also focuses on white collar crime compliance issues (anti-bribery, insider dealing, etc.) where he helps clients minimize criminal liability exposure. When the need arises, he helps clients to enforce their rights as plaintiffs in criminal investigations or procedures involving criminal offences such as corruption, anti-money laundering, the misappropriation of company assets, theft, concealment, forgery, and fraud. Emmanuel advises clients both on a national (Belgian) and an international level.


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

The 'strong commercial and corporate team' at Crowell & Moring regularly handles a range of M&A transactions, corporate structuring and commercial instructions. The group assisted investment company Fortino with contract drafting and negotiations between Melita Link and Vodafone for the companies' intended merged operations in Malta. Emmanuel Plasschaert is recommended particularly for commercial and employment advice and heads the practice alongside 'corporate law and data protection law specialist' Frederik Van Remoortel, who attracts praise for providing 'timely and good quality advice'.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Crowell & Moring handles the full range of patent litigation for a number of prominent pharmaceutical clients, and is active in arbitration, cross-border and TMT cases. Thomas De Meese and Kristof Roox, who specialises in IP litigation, jointly lead the team.  Emmanuel Plasschaert is also highly regarded.

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EU regulatory: Privacy and data protection

Within: EU regulatory: Privacy and data protection

Crowell & Moring's practice is well known for advising a client base that spans the energy, healthcare, life sciences and TMT sectors, and the firm reports an increase in instructions from the automotive and media industries; Mercedes Benz is a key client. Senior counsel Frederik Van Remoortel heads the department. Thomas De Meese, who is highly regarded for his expertise in competition law, and employment expert Emmanuel Plasschaert are key names. Senior counsel Maarten Stassen, who has extensive experience in data protection matters, joined from Deloitte Legal in October 2017.

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Within: Employment

The 'very responsive' team at Crowell & Moring is led by the 'good negotiator' Emmanuel Plasschaert, who recently assisted Veldhoven Belgium with two termination cases and, in another matter, is advising Vias on its ongoing reorganisation. Senior counsel Frederik Van Remoortel and associate Evelien Jamaels are also noted.

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