Sophie Colmant was part of Michèle Hirsch’s team from 2006 until 2009. She joined Hirsch & Vanhaelst back in 2015.
She practices mainly white collar criminal law (tax fraud, corruption, money laundering,…). She also specialises in the defense of victims of violence and in juvenile defense. She is a member of the Brussels Bar list of court appointed attorneys qualified to represent minors in juvenile courts.
Sophie also has experience working in the fields of non-governmental organisations and in academia. Among others, she was a researcher at the Bluhm Legal Clinic of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in Chicago. Her research focused on capital punishment in the United States and internationally. She also worked as a project manager at Close the Gap, a Brussels based NGO, and volunteered at the Direction of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative in New Delhi.
Sophie is a member of the Brussels Bar since 2006.
She works in French, English and Dutch.
- Masters in Conflict & Development, Universiteit Gent, Belgium (2006)
- Law degree, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium (2005)