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Emmanuelle VAN HELLEPUTTE graduated magna cum laude from the Catholic University of Leuven in 2006. She also holds an LL.M. in Intellectual Property, ICT Rights, Patent Law and Biobanks (Catholic University of Leuven) and graduated cum laude from the Catholic University of Leuven with a Master’s in Notarial Studies and has studied mediation.


Emmanuelle VAN HELLEPUTTE was called to the French Brussels Bar in 2007. She started her career with a major international law firm, where she worked for over 10 years in the insurance and liability department.

In 2019, after working at a notary’s office for two years, Emmanuelle joined law firm Paul Muylaert.

Emmanuelle practices primarily in the following areas : civil liability law (common law liability and professional liability: doctors, dentists, brokers, architects, contractors, etc.) and insurance law. She is an expert in health law (medical liability, personal injury assessment, medical accidents, workplace accidents, etc.) and defends private citizens and companies in all types of proceedings (civil, criminal and disciplinary).

In 2013, Emmanuelle VAN HELLEPUTTE became a member of the Ethics Committee of University Hospital Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc in Brussels. In 2019, she was appointed vice president. She has extensive expertise in health-related ethical issues (patient rights, doctor-patient confidentiality, research protocols, human experimentation, euthanasia, beginning of life, etc.).

She handles cases in French.


E. DE SAINT MOULIN, V. DELINCE, P. MUYLAERT, M-A. ORLANDO et E. VAN HELLEPUTTE, «Droit médical : entre théorie et pratique : une matière en mouvement», in LE PLI JURIDIQUE, Anthemis, 2022/2, p.25.