Massimo MaesenPartner Belgium, Practice Leader
As a grandson of Italian immigrants and a Dutch grandmother, there was always a strong connection to immigration law, and helping foreign nationals in moving from one country to another, either for work or other reasons.
Massimo has worked over 9 years at an immigration law firm, being part of the Belgium-inbound team, French coordination team, Swiss coordination team, the Netherlands-inbound team and the client services team. As a manager, Massimo helped to establish operations for the law firm in Zurich, where he learned more about setting up a new venture in a foreign country and leading a practice.
As of beginning 2019 Massimo is in charge of the newly set up Belgian office of Expat Management Group, bringing in a vast amount of knowledge and experience, including an extensive network of government officials, policy makers, and corporate contacts in the Benelux.
In his role as Practice Leader of EMG’s Brussels office, Massimo plays a key role in helping to build EMG’s footprint in Belgium. Massimo acts as a key point-of-contact for companies based in Belgium and assists clients with immigration requirements stemming from assignments worldwide.
Massimo studied law and graduated at the KU Leuven in Belgium and is a registered Belgian Attorney at Law.
Massimo speaks Dutch, French and English, and is learning Italian, as he has recently obtained Italian citizenship (next to the Belgian one).