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Emmanuel Plasschaert in the Palais de Justice in Brussels (Photo: EUobserver)

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Belgian bâtonnier on Russia: 'You can have a client you don't like'

Russian oligarchs have hired dozens of EU lawyers to try to win back their frozen fortunes and visa perks, posing ethical questions for Europe's legal sector.

And with most of their EU attorneys based in Brussels, EUobserver spoke about the prickly issues with Emmanuel Plasschaert, the president of Belgium's French-speaking bar association.

EUobserver: In your role as bâtonnier (bar president), what advice would you give a ...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Emmanuel Plasschaert in the Palais de Justice in Brussels (Photo: EUobserver)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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