(Antwerp, 15-04-1978) obtained his law degree at the University of Antwerp (U.I.A.) in 2002.
In 2003 he obtained his Master in European Criminology and Criminal Justice Systems at the University of Ghent (R.U.G.).
In 2006 he obtained his Master in Public Management (MBA) at the University of Antwerp Management School (UAMS).
From 2001 to 2002 he studied at the University of Trier (DE) in the framework of the ERASMUS programme.
From 2002 to 2005 he worked as a project manager at the European Institute for Freedom, Security and Justice (EULEC), a non-governmental organisation based in Brussels.
In 2005 he also worked as researcher at the International Institute for Research on Criminal Policy (IRCP) at the University of Ghent.
From 2006 to 2007 he worked as researcher for the Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence (JMECE) at the University of Leeds (UK). During this period he also worked as researcher in the framework of the CHALLENGE PROGRAMME (www.libertysecurity.org) which is subsidised by the DG Research (European Commission).
Bruno joined Fransen Advocaten (now FRANSEN LUYTEN) in 2007.
In 2008 he was one of the laureates at the oral pleading competition of Antwerp (price Knight De Winter).
In 2009 he gained the second place at the international criminal law oral pleading competition at ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NL).
From 2009 to 2011 he was responsible for all trainees at the Antwerp Bar.
Throughout his academic and professional career he has written and published several articles relating to criminal defence law, criminal justice systems and police studies.
He is mostly active as a criminal defence lawyer, but also handles maritime cases with a focus on cargo-claims.
He pleads in Dutch and French, speaks and writes English and German and reads Spanish.
He still takes on pro-bono work, however only relating to his field of expertise being criminal defence law and procedures concerning mental illnesses.
As from the entering into force of the Belgian Salduz legislation (1 januari 2012) he also provides assistance to suspects during their first investigation by the police and/or the investigative judge.