Emmanuel Plasschaert, Partner Brussels
eplasschaert@crowell.com
Phone: +32.2.282.4084
7, Rue Joseph Stevens
Brussels, B - 1000
Belgium

Emmanuel Plasschaert is a partner in the Brussels office. Emmanuel primarily focuses on individual and collective labor law, international employment issues. He is recognized for his experience with complex restructurings and collective labor law disputes. He also assists employers to handle HR data protection and privacy issues organizations are nowadays increasingly confronted with.

In addition to his employment and HR privacy practice, he gained significant experience in commercial and complex litigation matters, including seizures and cross-border litigation issues. He has comprehensive experience as a litigator, representing Belgian and multinational companies before the Belgian courts for more than 20 years.

Emmanuel's practice finally 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 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.

Emmanuel studied at the Catholic University of Namur (1989, jur. cand., cum laude) for two years and earned his law degree at the law faculty of the Catholic University of Leuven (1992, jur. lic., cum laude). He spent six months at the University of Siena (Italy) in 1992, on the Erasmus exchange program. He has been a member of the Brussels Bar since 1993.

Emmanuel is fluent in French, Dutch and English and has a basic grasp of Italian.

Emmanuel has published several articles in law journals. He published a reference work on union delegations and is currently preparing a book regarding transfer of undertakings.

Emmanuel is a member of the editorial board of "Chroniques du droit social," one of the leading labor law journals in Belgium, and leads the individual labor law practice group of the journal.  He was a guest-lecturer at the Institut Supérieur Economique d'Ixelles, where he taught social legislation.

He frequently conducts seminars for executives and company managers.

Emmanuel was recognized by the 2015, 2016, and 2017 editions of Chambers Europe in the area of employment law. Emmanuel was also recommended in the 2013 edition of the Legal 500 EMEA for Corporate and M&A and for Labor & Employment as a "service-oriented" lawyer, who provides "excellent, timely, well-reasoned advice." In 2016, Legal 500 EMEA described Emmanuel as "responsive and pragmatic," showing "exceptional attention to detail."



Affiliations

Admitted to practice: Belgium, the European Court

Member of the Council of the Brussels Bar, 2009-2010 (deputy-treasurer)

Memberships

Member, Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB)
Treasurer and Member, Council of the Brussels Bar



Highlights, News & Knowledge


Speeches & Presentations

  • "The GDPR Deadline is Near. Issues and Priorities Towards Compliance," Crowell & Moring Seminar, Brussels, Belgium (October 26, 2017). Speakers: Emmanuel Plasschaert, Frederik Van Remoortel, and Maarten Stassen.
  • “New European General Data Protection Regulation Seminar,” Crowell & Moring Seminar, Brussels, Belgium (June 2, 2017). Speakers: Emmanuel Plasschaert and Frederik Van Remoortel.
  • "The EU General Data Protection Regulation: What You Need to Know," Crowell & Moring Brussels (May 12, 2017). Speakers and Participants: Frederik Van Remoortel, Emmanuel Plasschaert, Abhinar Kumar, Kapil Varshney, R. P. Singh, Bruno Gencarelli, Daniele Vecchi, Punit Bhatia.
  • "Selected GDPR Topics and the Privacy Shield: Putting Theory into Practice and International Panel Discussion," Crowell & Moring Brussels (October 20, 2016). Speakers: Frederik Van Remoortel, Jeff Poston, Emmanuel Plasschaert, Jan Baas, Frédéric Sardain, Peter Huppertz and Cynthia O’Donoghue.
  • "Data Protection at the Workplace," Ateliers Data Protection, VBO-FEB, Brussels (September 28, 2016). Presenters and authors: Emmanuel Plasschaert and Frederik Van Remoortel.
  • "Data Protection in Light of the ECJ Decision Regarding Safe Harbor and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)," Seminar in Collaboration with the IBJ (April 27, 2016). Speakers: Emmanuel Plasschaert, Frederik Van Remoortel and Karel Janssens.
  • “Protected workers”, Crowell & Moring Seminar, Brussels, Belgium (December 10, 2015). Presenters: Emmanuel Plasschaert and Evelien Jamaels.
  • "Cybersecurity and Data Protection," Crowell & Moring Seminar, Brussels, Belgium (November 18, 2015). Presenters: Emmanuel Plasschaert, Jeffrey L. Poston, and Frederik Van Remoortel.
  • "Protected Employees," Kluwer Publishers Webinar (September 15-17, 2015). Presenters: Emmanuel Plasschaert and Evelien Jamaels.
  • "Preparing the 2016 Social Elections Strategy and Pitfalls," Crowell & Moring Seminar, Brussels, Belgium (May 28, 2015). Presenters: Emmanuel Plasschaert and Evelien Jamaels.
  • "Trade Secrets: What's the Status and What Holds the Future," Crowell & Moring Seminar, Brussels, Belgium (March 24, 2015). Presenters: Jan-Diederik Lindemans and Emmanuel Plasschaert.
  • "This Year in Trade - What's Ahead in 2015: Anti-money Laundering (AML)," Crowell & Moring Webinar (February 10, 2015). Presenters: Cari N. Stinebower and Emmanuel Plasschaert.
  • "The New Belgian Law on Collective Redress," Crowell & Moring Product Liability and the Impact of the New Belgian Law on Collective Redress Seminar, Brussels (June 20, 2014). Speaker: Emmanuel Plasschaert.
  • "Uniform Status for Workers," Midi de l'ADANAM (Alumni University of Namur), Namur (April 24, 2014). Speaker: Emmanuel Plasschaert.
  • "Social Media at Work," Social Media: IP, Labor & Employment and Privacy Questions Crowell & Moring Seminar (April 3, 2014). Presenter: Emmanuel Plasschaert.
  • "Data Protection: What You Should Know About the Proposed New Data Protection Regulation without Forgetting Current Legislation," Crowell & Moring Seminar (February 20, 2014). Presenters: Frederik Van Remoortel and Emmanuel Plasschaert.
  • "The Uniform Status in Practice: Update and Model Clauses," Crowell & Moring Seminar (January 31, 2014). Presenters: Emmanuel Plasschaert and Frederik Van Remoortel.
  • "Anti Bribery Compliance" Belgian Legal Counsel Institute (BLCI) Seminar on Regulatory and Compliance Developments, Brussels (October 10, 2013). Presenter: Emmanuel Plasschaert.
  • "Uniform Status for Blue and White Collar Workers and Other Topical Issues in Belgian Labor & Employment Law," Crowell & Moring Seminar, Brussels (September 19, 2013). Presenters: Emmanuel Plasschaert and Frederik Van Remoortel.
  • "Vers une harmonisation des statuts d'ouvrier et d'employé: un long fleuve tranquille? Un état de la question et quelques réflexions," Colloque: "Le Droit Social en Chantier(s)," Brussels, Belgium (October 25, 2012). Presenter: Emmanuel Plasschaert.
  • "Kluwer Formations - Labor Law: Basic Training," Brussels, Belgium (September 27, 2012). Speaker: Emmanuel Plasschaert.
  • "Kluwer Formations - Labor Law: Basic Training," Ottignies, Belgium (March 22, 2012). Speaker: Emmanuel Plasschaert.
  • "Modes Civilistes de Cessation du Contrat de Travail: Quid Novi?" AJPDS (February 16, 2012). Presenter: Emmanuel Plasschaert.
  • "Kluwer Formations - Labor Law: Basic Training," Brussels, Belgium (October 25, 2011). Speaker: Emmanuel Plasschaert.
  • "The use of telephone, internet and e-mail by employees in the public sector and the employer’s right to control this use," Seminar organized by the legal publisher Vanden Broele (March 24, 2011). Co-presenters: Emmanuel Plasschaert and Frederik Van Remoortel.
  • "A visit from the social inspection - rights and duties of the employer," Webinar hosted by the Belgian Legal Counsel Institute (BLCI) (December 2, 2010). Co-presenters: Emmanuel Plasschaert and Frederik Van Remoortel.
  • "The interruption of the employment contract," Labor Law: Basic training, Gembloux (Belgium) (October 12, 2010). Presenter: Emmanuel Plasschaert.
  • "The termination of the employment contract", Labor Law: Basic training - Learn to apply the basic rules in two days, Brussels (Belgium) (March 11, 2010). Presenter: Emmanuel Plasschaert.
  • "The termination of employment agreements", Labor Law: Basic training - Learn to apply the basic rules in two days, Brussels (Belgium) (October 20, 2009). Presenter: Emmanuel Plasschaert.
  • "Work Council, Health and Security Committee and Trade Union." - Detailed training over the missions and the functioning of the consultation board (Upcoming March 24, 2009 and October 29, 2009). Presenter: Emmanuel Plasschaert.
  • "The termination of employment agreements", Labor Law: Basic training - Learn to apply the basic rules in two days, Brussels (Belgium) (upcoming March 13, 2009). Presenter: Emmanuel Plasschaert.
  • "Risks at the workplace: facing new challenges? - Harassment, Privacy, Discrimination", Belgian Legal Counsel Institute (BLCI) Seminar, Brussels (January 21, 2009). Co-Presenters: Frederik Van Remoortel and Emmanuel Plasschaert.
  • "The termination of employment agreements", Labor Law: Basic training - Learn to apply the basic rules in two days, Brussels (Belgium) (upcoming October 21, 2008). Presenter: Emmanuel Plasschaert.
  • "The employment agreements of executives" at IFE Benelux Seminar on Executives' remuneration (February 16, 2005). Co-Presenters: Frederik Van Remoortel and Emmanuel Plasschaert.


Publications

  • "Belgium Labour & Employment," Getting the Deal Through 2017 (May 22, 2017). Authors: Emmanuel Plasschaert, Evelien Jamaels, Alex Franchimont.
  • "La Licéité du Traitement de Données Personnelles du Travailleur au Regard du Noveau Règlement UE n° 2016/679 sur la Protection des Données," Data Protection & Privacy – The GDPR in Practice, N. Ragheno (ed.), Anthémis (2017). Author: Emmanuel Plasschaert.
  • "De Vakbondsafvaardiging/La Délégation Syndicale," Kluwer, Mechelen (2017). Authors: Emmanuel Plasschaert, Frederik Van Remoortel, Catherine Mairy.
  • "The New European General Data Protection Regulation," Crowell & Moring (October 2016). Contributors: Thomas De Meese, Emmanuel Plasschaert, Maarten Stassen, and Frederik Van Remoortel.
  • "Pre-Retirement Anno 2016," RABG 2016/13, 1007 (2016). Authors: Emmanuel Plasschaert and Evelien Jamaels.
  • "De rechtsvordering tot collectief herstel voor consumenten. L'union fait la force? [The collective redress action for consumers. Unity is strength?]" RABG, nr. 16, 1163-1165 (2014). Co-Authors: Emmanuel Plasschaert and Steven Verbeke.
  • "La motivation du licenciement des travailleurs: nouvelles règles pour tous les travailleurs depuis le 1er avril 2014," Journal des tribunaux (May 2014). Author: Emmanuel Plasschaert.
  • "Le droit social en chantier(s)" Larcier (October 2012). Co-author: Emmanuel Plasschaert.
  • De vakbondsafvaardiging (Edition 2012). Co-Authors: Emmanuel Plasschaert and Frederik Van Remoortel.
  • "Company Restructuring and the Impact on Employment — Collective Redundancies," ACC's European Briefings (June 2009). Co-Authors: Emmanuel Plasschaert, Yves Heijmans, Frederik Van Remoortel.
  • "Er is meer nodig voor de tewerkstelling van oudere werknemers," De Tijd (August 24, 2006). Co-Authors: Emmanuel Plasschaert and Frederik Van Remoortel.
  • "Effective Cross-border Mediation in Europe," ACC Docket, European Briefings (June 2006). Co-Authors: Emmanuel Plasschaert and Yves Heijmans.
  • "La protection des données personnelles dans le cadre du contrôle des prestations de travail" in "Vie privée du travailleur et prérogatives patronales," Editions du Jeune Barrreau de Bruxelles (2005). Author: Emmanuel Plasschaert.
  • "La responsabilité contractuelle," in the collective work Obligations – Commentaire Pratique, in cooperation with J.-F. Germain (to be published by Kluwer). (January 1, 2002). Author: Emmanuel Plasschaert.
  • "Chronique de jurisprudence : Elections sociales 2000," Chr. D. S., 2001, 1ère partie : 509-531, 2ème partie : 565-577 (collaborative authoring). (January 2, 2001). Author: Emmanuel Plasschaert
  • "Automaticité du transfert conventionnel d'entreprise, ordre public et renonciation," note under C.T. Liège, 5 May 1999, Chr. D. S., 2001, 29 (in cooperation with L. Peltzer) (January 1, 2001). Author: Emmanuel Plasschaert
  • Publishing of several notes in the Actualité section of the Revue de Droit Commercial Belge [R.D.C.] (2000 and 2001). Author: Emmanuel Plasschaert.
  • "Controle van telefoon-, internet- en e-mailgebruik binnen lokale besturen" [Monitoring of telephone, internet and e-mail use in local governments], De Gemeente in de Praktijk Co-Authors: Frederik Van Remoortel and Emmanuel Plasschaert.


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