Emmanuel is a leading white-collar crime and business criminal law specialist. He and his team have extensive experience advising and litigating in white collar and fraud cases as well as assisting clients with their compliance and fraud prevention schemes.
They are involved in several pre-eminent litigation cases, dealing with commercial fraud, forgery, swindle, money-laundering, financial fraud and bankruptcy.
They also advise several major Belgian and international companies in handling their white collar fraud prevention schemes. Prevention work includes advising and assisting the client for 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.
He publishes extensively and is often invited as speaker in Belgium and abroad. Among his many publications, one may quote in particular 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) 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).
According to Legal Directories, "Pragmatic, business-oriented and hard-working," Emmanuel Roger-France of HFW (Holman Fenwick Willan) is extremely popular with sources, who appreciate his "high-quality advice and pleading skills." They also highlight his specialist white-collar crime and data privacy knowledge” (Chambers Europe 2011 – Dispute Resolution / White Collar Crime). “Emmanuel Roger Franc's skills extend to representing Belgian corporates across a number of industries, including banking, aviation, pensions, and real estate; specific assistance included advising on VAT fraud, money laundering and criminal trial proceedings.” (The legal 500 2011 – Fraud and White Collar crime).
Emmanuel Roger France is partner at HFW (Holman Fenwick Willan), an international law firm with over 500 lawyers working across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. HFW is taking a progressive approach to its roles in commercial business, thinking creatively and pragmatically to support its clients (mainly active in construction, aviation, shipping, insurance, commodities and energy sectors) across the full range of legal issues.
Emmanuel Roger France’s work includes litigation before the Belgian criminal & civil courts, acting for victims of fraud or defending companies or their directors on white collar crime issues, as well as advisory work on fraud prevention and compliance.
An Schurmans is a Senior Associate in the Brussels office of HFW.
An advises clients in contentious and non-contentious issues with respect to general commercial law, contracts, contractual liability and extra-contractual liability, general tort law and white collar crime.
She specializes in criminal business law and asset tracing & recovery matters, as well as compliance consulting. As a litigator, she regularly assists and defends Belgian and international companies in commercial disputes and advises companies and individuals in all types of fraud and liability cases, such as directors liability, skimming, hacking, internal fraud, bribery or criminal breaches against social legislation or other criminal infringements.
After finishing her law studies at the Catholic University of Leuven, An was admitted at the Bar in 2009.