Michael Fernandez-Bertier is an attorney-at-law member of the New York bar since 2014 and Brussels bar since 2016. Before joining Hirsch & Vanhaelst in February 2020, Michael was an associate in the litigation (white-collar crime) department of Allen & Overy (Belgium) LLP.
He specialises in white-collar crime, criminal procedure and compliance.
Michael is also a lecturer in the Executive Master in Tax Management at Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, in the Interuniversity Certificate in White-Collar Crime (UCLouvain-ULB-ULiège) and in the Louvain School of Management Certificate in Business Ethics and Compliance.
He is a member of the editorial board of the Belgian Criminal Law and Criminology Review (Revue de droit pénal et de criminologie) and of the editorial board of the Belgian Business Criminal Law Review (Droit pénal de l’entreprise). He is also a member of the CRID&P, CRIDES (UCLouvain) and GREPEC (USL-B) research groups.
Michael is also a board member of Transparency International Belgium.
He fluently speaks French, English and Spanish.
- PhD in Law, Université catholique de Louvain (expected, 2020)
- University Certificate in Banking and Financial Law, Université catholique de Louvain, 2014
- Master of Laws (LL.M), Columbia University (New York), 2013
- Masters in Law, Université catholique de Louvain, 2009
Selected speaking opportunities and publications
Michael regularly speaks at conferences and trainings and regularly publishes in specialised press, law journals and manuscripts in Belgium and abroad: selected list of publications and speaking opportunities.