Emmanuel is a partner at Fieldfisher LLP and heads the Dispute Resolution practice with a team of 8 lawyers, covering all aspects of business litigation cases. He is one of the founding partners of Fieldfisher's Brussels office. He specialises in litigation and has extensive experience advising and litigating in complex litigation cases.
He has been involved in several high-profile commercial and white collar crime litigation cases, and regularly represents companies in highly mediatised cases.
He also advises major Belgian and foreign companies in handling their white collar fraud prevention schemes. Prevention work includes advising and assisting the client on compliance with the regulatory and good-practice rules in order to prevent money laundering, insider dealing, bribery, cyber-criminality, accountancy fraud, and "criminal risks" in general.
Emmanuel Roger France was appointed Belgian member of Fraudnet, the global network of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC – Commercial crime services; www.icc-fraudnet.org) 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 (http://www.icc-ccs.org/home/fraudnet).
Emmanuel is also a member of the European lawyers' association for the protection of the financial interest of the European communities.
He publishes extensively and is often invited as speaker in Belgium and abroad. Among his many publications one can find his 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 – a revised version is currently being prepared), as well as his bi-yearly case-law review in white collar crime and business criminal law published in the Belgian Commercial Law Journal (RDC/TBH, Revue de Droit Commercial Belge/Tijdschrift Belgish Handelsrecht).
Emmanuel graduated in law from the University of Leuven, Belgium, in 1991 and obtained a Special Degree in Economic Law in 1993 from the University of Brussels. He holds a Diploma in Legal Studies obtained from the University of Cambridge in 1994.