Profile: Partners

PIERRE LANGLOIS DE BAZILLAC lawyer and Lexial Partner

Pierre Langlois de Bazillac

Partner   +32 (0)2 511 23 33   @LexialAvocats   Pierre Langlois de Bazillac Pierre Langlois de Bazillac, lawyer since 1995, practices commercial and corporate law. A born facilitator and litigator, he specialises in setting-up companies and assisting them in their operations as well as in their commercial development both domestically and internationally. A business-developer enthusiast, Pierre has advised SME’s from start-ups to larger accounts across e-commerce, information technology, cryptocurrencies, digital services, energy, bio-technology, luxury industries as well as the arts. In particular, he has structured, drafted and negotiated a number of contracts (distribution, operation and supply) involving both European and non-European parties. Fluent in French and English, Pierre gained extensive international experience while working in law firms across the United States, Belgium, France and Scotland. In 2001, he founded Belgian and French law firm Lexea, which he managed until 2015. Mr. Langlois de Bazillac earned his Master of Law from Paris V University in 1993. He was appointed and sponsored by the British Council to represent France at the European Young Lawyer Scheme in 2000, under the supervision of The Hon. Lord Carloway, Outer House, Court of Session, Edinburgh. He has lectured on legal topics relating primarily to company set-up including data protection, intellectual property and directors’ liability (IFE and ICC). Like all the members of our team, he has a great expertize in business immigration and political matters.

Emmanuel Ruchat

Managing Partner Assistant: Fanny Brossard ( (Please note that mentions in bold are weblinks to related documents) Emmanuel Ruchat has been a lawyer since 1996. He holds a business management degree, a master in business law and an applied postgraduate degree (DESS) in insurance and liability law. His practice in life insurance lead him to deal with group insurance for employees, and then with employment law issues and international mobility of workers. Every year he is also classified as one of the best in business and corporate immigration lawyers for self-employed and executive employees. Emmanuel  has authored many articles about these topics. He is the author of Foreign Executives  (Les cadres étrangers, Kluwer, 2005 and 2007). In 2003 he founded Lexial Val d’Europe, a not-for-profit group that examines issues related to international mobility. He is also licensed to litigate at Supreme Court in criminal law since February 2016 according to Article 425 § 1 of Criminal Code. From 2007 to 2012 he worked with the famous criminal lawyer Michel Graindorge, with whom he organized in 2008 the General Assembly on Prisons in France and in Belgium, with the former French Justice Minister Robert Badinter. In February 2010 he was the first lawyer to raise in a Belgian criminal court the right, for a person accused of murder, to be assisted by an attorney as from the first hearing by the police (which was confirmed in this case by the European Court of Human Rights in 2018). He is a member of the International Criminal Court Bar Association (The Hague). He is a co-author of Fundamental Rights (Our Knowledge Publishing, 2022). Emmanuel has a great expertise in proceedings related to EU sanctions and co-authored a book about actions in damages arising from such sanctions (Damages in EU Law, Lambert, 2022). Emmanuel is recognized since 2016 by the Bar Association with the title of Specialist in Immigration Law and in Criminal Law. He taught international human resources law at the Institute of Business Administration (IAE) in Lille. He is a member of the Swiss Business Council for Belgium and Luxemburg. In 2017 he founded a European LREM committee (political movement created by French President Emmanuel Macron) in Brussels. He worked with former Ministry Michel Barnier within the framework of “Nouvelle Republique” from 2003 to 2008, as well as Senator Jean-Marie Bockel (“Gauche Moderne”) from 2008 to 2010. In 2008, Emmanuel participated in drawing up with MEP Alain Lamassoure a report titled “Citizens and European law enforcement”, submitted to President Sarkozy. He wrote articles in his blog for Le Monde from August 2017 to August 2018. Admitted: Brussels, 1996 Paris, 1996 Geneva, 2014

French, Belgian and Swiss business immigration & criminal lawyers

Our law firm was created in a spirit of innovation and with the desire to implement a distinctly modern approach to the practice of law. Lexial’s innovative geographical footprint allows the firm to serve customers in Brussels, Paris and Geneva dealing with European and international legal issues.

The firm focuses on specific areas of law. With Lexial, you are not a “number”, our team is voluntarily restricted in size because a customized relationship with our clients is a priority.

In addition to a selection of traditional legal services offered business and employment law, the firm has developed a specialized practice in international immigration law as well as in international criminal and political law. Lexial is every year classified as a leader among immigration lawyers and international criminal lawyers.

Thanks to its French and Belgian immigration lawyers, the firm possesses expertise in the area of international mobility in Belgium and France (especially French Talent Passport and Belgian Professional Card). We are also active in Switzerland.

Within this framework, we have developed strong relationships with Middle Eastern countries, in particular Gulf States (UAE, Kuwait and Qatar), Asia and North America.

The Firm applies the standard rules of ethics of European lawyers (CCBE).

WE DO NOT provide any legal opinion by telephone: please use our “on-line” consultation form.

Business immigration and criminal lawyers in France, Belgium and Switzerland


Créé en 2007 dans un esprit d’innovation et de modernité, Lexial est actif dans un nombre restreint de spécialités.

C’est tout d’abord en droit international et européen de l’immigration d’affaires que le cabinet s’est distingué compte tenu de l’expérience de ses avocats dans les domaines de la mobilité internationale, de l’immigration professionnelle et des problématiques propres à l’expatriation.

Le cabinet est à ce titre recommandé par différents organismes internationaux de référencement, mentionnés par ailleurs dans ce site.

Plus spécifiquement, nous conseillons nos clients en matière de permis de travail, de carte professionnelle pour indépendant, de permis de résidence et de nationalité dans les pays dans lesquels nous sommes présents.

Présent à Paris comme à Bruxelles depuis 2007, Lexial est depuis lors le cabinet de référence des Français de Belgique. Outre cette activité dominante, nous assistons les entreprises et les particuliers dans toutes les branches du droit des affaires, en droit du travail, ainsi qu’en droit pénal.

Ons advocatenkantoor werd opgericht met een innovatiegeest en de wens van een andere moderne aanpak van de rechtspraktijk in te voeren.

Het innovatieve geografische bedekkingsgebied van Lexial laat het kantoor toe, cliënten te bedienen van kantoren in Brussel, Parijs en Geneva, die met Europese en internationale rechtsaangelegenheden te doen hebben.

Het kantoor concentreert zich op een beperkt aantal deskundig rechtsvakken. Benevens de kleine selectie van traditionele rechtsdiensten die het voorstelt – strafrechtelijk, politiek, zaken- en tewerkstellingsrecht-, resulteerde de unieke aanpak van het kantoor in een enge scherpstelling op internationaal en Europees zakenimmigratierecht.

Het kantoor beschikt over erkende expertise op vlak van internationale mobiliteit, uitgewekenenzaken en beroepsimmigratie en kan aan cliënten raadgeven op specifieke materiën, m.i.v. werkvergunning, beroepskaart, nationaliteit en verblijftoelating in België, Frankrijk en Zwitserland.

Binnen dit raam ontwikkelden wij sterke betrekkingen met landen van het Midden-Oosten, in het bijzonder de Golfstaten (VAE en Qatar), maar eveneens met Azië en Rusland.

Наша компания была создана в духе новаторства и с желанием реализовать современный подход к юридической практике. Географическое положение офисов Lexial позволяет компании обслуживать клиентов в Брюсселе, Париже и Женеве по вопросам европейского и международного права. Компания сосредотачивает свою деятельность на ограниченных областяx права. В дополнении k более традиционным юридическим услугам – в уголовном, политическом, деловом и трудовом праве – компания развила со временем уникальный подход в облaсти миграции бизнеса на фоне европейского и международного законодательства. Компания обладает также большим опытом в области международной мобильности включая профессиональную иммиграцию, и может консультировать клиентов по конкретным вопросам, в том числе разрешение на работу, запрос на получение профессиональной карты, гражданства и вид на жительство в Бельгии, Франции и Швейцарии. В рамках нашей деятельности, мы разработали прочные партнерские отношения со странами Ближнего Востока, в частности государствами Персидского залива (ОАЭ и Катар), но и со странами Азии и России.


Lexial 律师事务所革新的地理位置让我们在布鲁塞尔, 巴黎和日内瓦的办事处能为客户们提供各种在欧洲和国际上的合法服务。

我们的律师事务所是针对有限量的地区和专业领域加上少量选择性的传统法律业务如 : 刑事案件,政治,商业和劳工司法官司等。

公司独一的专长是针对 国际和欧洲的商业移民业务。公司具有处理国际流动性移民和职业移民的能力同时也能为客户提供各种有关的专业咨询,包括申请工卡,职业卡和在比利时,法国和瑞士申请公民和居留证等业务。

在这个工作框架内, 我们和中东的国家, 特别是海湾国家(阿联酋和卡塔尔)和亚洲, 俄罗斯等国家也发展了强大的业务关系。

تم إنشاء شركتنا القانونية بروح الابتكار مع الرغبة في تنفيذ نهج واضح وحديث لممارسة الأنشطة القانونية ‘لكزيال’ وموقعها الجغرافي المبتكر الذي يسمح للشركة لخدمة الزبائن من خلال المكاتب الموجودة في بروكسل وباريس وجنيف التي تتعامل مع المسائل القانونية الأوروبية والدولية تركز الشركة على عدد محدود من مجالات الخبرة القانونية. بالإضافة إلى مجموعة صغيرة من الخدمات القانونية التقليدية المقدمة – الجنائية والسياسية والتجارية وقانون العمل- فقد أدى نهج الشركة الفريد من نوعه في العمل إلى التركيز الدقيق على قانون هجرة الأعمال الأوروبي والدولي تمتلك الشركة الخبرة المؤكدة في مجال التحركية الدولية، وقضايا العمالة الوافدة والهجرة المهنية، كما يمكنها تقديم المشورة للزبائن في مسائل محددة بما في ذلك رخصة العمل، البطاقة المهنية، المواطنة والإقامة في بلجيكا وفرنسا وسويسرا في هذا الإطار، قمنا بتطوير علاقات قوية مع دول الشرق الأوسط، خاصة مع دول الخليج (الإمارات العربية المتحدة وقطر)، وأيضا مع آسيا وروسيا