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Robbert de Bree

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Wladimiroff Advocaten

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Corporate crime, fraud, litigation and advice.


Read civil law and criminal (honours) at Leiden, and - postgraduate - at Oxford (M.Jur, hons. Oxon). He also studied in Paris and at Harvard. As practicing lawyer he amongst others completed the Grotius competition law course (honours).

Robbert's practice focuses on economic and environmental and criminal cases, antitrust sanctions, civil fraud, international fraud and corruption cases, and specialised litigation such as those before the Dutch Supreme Court, European Court of Justice in Luxemburg and Human Rights Court in Strasbourg. He is also involved in international criminal law and is admitted as counsel to the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

A particular aspect of his practice is the emphasis on legally, strategically and technically complex transnational litigation.

Robbert is a member of professional associations on matters such as supreme court litigation, competition law, European law and environmental law. He is a member of the advisory commission on criminal law of the Dutch Bar Association.

Internationally he is actively involved in various professional associations such as the International Bar Association, the International Criminal Court Bar Association and the Criminal Bar Association of England and Wales.


Fraud and white-collar crime

Within: Fraud and white-collar crime

Rated as ‘a very well-established leader in white-collar crime’ disputes, Wladimiroff Advocaten’s ‘well-known and respected’ practice has experience representing companies and individuals in investigation, enforcement and litigation brought by government bodies. Clients recommend Robbert de Bree, who is ‘an excellent tactician and technical lawyer’. Gert-Jan Elsen and Lars Møller are other names to note. Peter van Russen Groen left the firm.

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    - AKD
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