Emmanuel Ruchat


Managing Partner

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Emmanuel Ruchat has been a lawyer since 1996. He holds a business management degree, a master’s in business law and an applied postgraduate degree (DESS) in insurance and liability law.


He is admitted in BrusselsParis and Geneva. In Brussels, he is licensed to litigate at Supreme Court in criminal law since February 2016 according to Article 425 § 1 of Criminal Code. He is also a member of International Criminal Bar. Emmanuel has developed a particular expertise in Belgian, French and Swiss business and professional immigration law as well as in international political and criminal law and in EU proceedings. He worked with the famous Belgian criminal lawyer Michel Graindorge from 2007 to 2012. He also practices business and employment law. Every year he is classified as one of the best among Belgium immigration lawyers.


Emmanuel has authored a number of articles about these topics. In 2005 and 2007 he published a book on professional immigration, Les cadres étrangers [Foreign Executives] (Kluwer). In 2003 he founded Lexial Val d’Europe, a not-for-profit group that examines issues related to international mobility.


Emmanuel is recognized since 2016 by the Brussels Bar Association with the title of Specialist in Immigration Law and in Criminal Law. He taught international human resources law at the Institut d’administration des entreprises (IAE) in Lille. He is a member of the Swiss Business Council for Belgium and Luxemburg.


In Brussels he leads a LREM committee (movement created by French President Emmanuel Macron). He worked with French former Ministry of Foreign Affairs Michel Barnier within the framework of “Nouvelle République” as well as Senator Jean-Marie Bockel (“Gauche Moderne”). In 2008 he participated in drawing up a report for MEP Alain Lamassoure titled “Citizens and European law enforcement”, submitted to President Sarkozy.