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Crowell & Moring Partner Emmanuel Plasschaert Running for Brussels Bar Vice President

Brussels – May 26, 2020: Emmanuel Plasschaert, partner and head of Crowell & Moring’s Brussels Corporate, Commercial & Employment practices, is running for vice president (“dauphin”) of the Brussels Bar.

“The Bar’s leadership has a vital responsibility to efficiently and quickly solve lawyers’ day-to-day difficulties so that they can focus on their clients and cases,” Plasschaert said. “I will devote all of my strengths, skills, experience, and energy to this mission and to serving this Bar, which has been an important part of my life and career.”

Plasschaert advises clients on individual and collective labor law, international employment, HR data protection and privacy issues, and corporate transactions and restructurings. He is also a seasoned litigator. For more than 25 years, he has represented Belgian and multinational companies, as well as individuals, before the Belgian courts in commercial and complex litigation matters, including seizures and cross-border litigation issues. He was one of the first to represent a client in class action proceedings in Belgium. Plasschaert has been a member of the Brussels Bar since 1993.

“We in Crowell & Moring’s Brussels office are proud that Emmanuel is running,” said Kristof Roox, co-managing partner of the office. “We have worked alongside Emmanuel for more than 25 years and value his knowledge, empathy, and collaboration, both internally and with clients. We are certain that his demonstrated leadership qualities and commitment would be an asset to the Brussels Bar.”

The French Brussels Bar currently comprises more than 5,000 members, including 541 lawyers from 22 European countries and 98 lawyers of other countries worldwide.

The voting period runs from June 16 (12:30) until June 19 (12:00).

For more information, visit Plasschaert’s campaign website (in French) at


Christine Elfmann
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