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Thom Dieben

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Partner at JahaeRaymakers. Practice areas: (cross-border) corporate/ white collar crime, complaint procedures before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and the United Nations Human Rights Committee, international mutual legal assistance procedures (e.g. extradition and European Arrest Warrant (EAW) cases) 

Specialized in appeal proceedings before the Dutch Supreme Court.


Admitted to the Bar: 2010. Associate at Jahae advocaten (2010). Associate (2015) and subsequently (2017) Partner at JahaeRaymakers. Additional: lecturer in Dutch and European criminal (procedural) law at Maastricht University. Contributor to the Handboek Verdediging (Defence Manual) and the Strafvordering (Criminal Procedure) edition of the Tekst & Commentaar series.


Dutch, English


Association of Criminal Defence Lawyers at the Dutch Supreme Court (candidate). European Criminal Bar Association. Criminal Law Advisory Committee of the Dutch Bar Association.


Bachelor 'European Law School' at Maastricht University (2007). Master Dutch criminal law at Maastricht University (cum laude; 2009).


Fraud and white-collar crime

Within: Fraud and white-collar crime

JahaeRaymakers’ ‘knowledgeable and hands-on team’ specialises in the law of economic sanctions and the international law of sanctions, as well as risk and reputation issues. Jurjan Geertsma and Thom Dieben are the practice leads, and Han Jahae and Carel Raymakers are the name partners.

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