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Céline Masschelein graduated in law magna cum laude from the University of Ghent in 1999 and obtained a Master in Company Law from the University of Brussels in 2005. Before joining Janson as a partner in March 2016 she was a counsel in the Litigation & Arbitration department of Allen & Overy. At Janson Céline is part of both the commercial and company law team and the corporate criminal law team.

She has a particular interest and specific expertise in corporate criminal law (allegations of fraud, forgery, bribery, money-laundering, insolvency offences, including proactive risk management and compliance issues) and all types of corporate litigation including post-acquisition disputes and all potential areas of disputes between (and liability of) shareholders, directors, auditors and other company actors).

Céline has more than 16 years experience in complex national and international litigation, including both corporate and commercial litigation and all types of investigations (internal, regulatory and criminal), with a specific expertise regarding the interaction between both domains.She has represented several international and Belgian companies involved in both civil and criminal liability proceedings for which she has been recommended by Legal 500 (2014).

Céline is also active in arbitration and mediation proceedings and provides clients with preventive advice. Her extensive procedural experience brings added value tot the drafting of contracts, avoiding disputes and achieving settlements.

Céline works in both the Brussels and Ghent office. She is fluent in Dutch, French and English.




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