Emmanuel Roger France, Partner, Dispute Resolution

Emmanuel Roger France, Partner, Dispute Resolution, Fieldfisher

I am a leading expert in litigation cases, both commercial and criminal, with over 19 years' experience spent advising and representing major international and domestic companies or their representatives before the civil, commercial and criminal courts.

I head the dispute resolution team at Fieldfisher in Brussels, having a particular expertise in white collar crime as well as commercial and technology law disputes.

Chambers Europe described me in 2012 as an 'extremely good' white-collar crime specialist, winning 'praise for his proactivity, in-depth analysis, attention to detail and availability'. I am also lauded for my 'ability to explain the good and bad points of issues without being too technical',  peers confirming that I have been on a number of top cases of late. I have also been described as 'pragmatic, business-oriented and hard-working', being 'extremely popular with sources', who appreciate my 'high-quality advice and pleading skills'.

I am also recommended by the Legal 500, the Guide to the World’s Leading White Collar Crime Lawyers (from the Expert Guides series), the International Who's Who of Business Crime Defence Lawyers and the International Who’s Who of Asset Recovery Lawyers.

I have been appointed Belgian member of Fraudnet, the global network of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC – Commercial crime services), that provides fraud victims with a first local-point-of-contact service using legal specialists that can help, and the resource of a global network of partners to investigate and take action against fraudsters in foreign jurisdictions, increasing the chances of recovering losses ( I am also a member of the European lawyers’ association for the protection of the financial interest of the European communities.

I publish extensively and am often invited to speak at events in Belgium and abroad. Among my many publications, one may quote in particular the book on Belgian Business Criminal Law (Droit pénal des affaires, co-authored with the Hon. Attorney General Jean Spreutels and magistrate Françoise Roggen, Bruylant, 2005), as well as my bi-yearly case-law review in white collar crime and business criminal law published in the Belgian Commercial Law Journal (RDC/TBH).

Recent publication work includes an article on the Belgian criminal law and groups of companies (2013), the last case-law review in white collar crime and business criminal law (2012), and a contribution to the ICC Fraudnet World Compendium on Asset Trading & Recovery (2009).


Chambers Europe Leading Individual 2014