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Aldo Verbruggen
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Contact

(T) +31.20.305.4246
(M) +31.6.22.99.26.29
(F) +31.20.305.4201

Education

  • Education for the Judiciary (RAIO 1994); Utrecht University (LL.M. in Criminal Law 1987)

Bar Admissions

  • Amsterdam Bar

Government Service

  • Served with the Dutch Prosecution Service (1994-2005) in various positions, including district public prosecutor for economic and environmental fraud and chief public prosecutor

As a former public prosecutor, Aldo Verbruggen focuses his practice on financial and economic criminal law, including environmental, medical, and cyber & IT crime, corporate criminal defense, and corporate investigations. He has extensive experience advising on criminal and civil investigations and in defending clients in anticorruption, financial fraud, and securities.

Aldo held various managerial positions at the Dutch Prosecution Service and was involved in establishing the National Prosecutorial Expertise Centre for Fraud. He has successfully defended clients in several high-profile complex fraud and environmental cases. He regularly works with international corporations and their executive officers to provide guidance on compliance and corporate governance issues. Aldo is often consulted by professional and governmental organizations on compliance issues in general, including health and safety issues.

Aldo has been recognized by numerous legal publications, including Chambers: praised for his "commercial awareness and effectiveness" and his "service-oriented approach" — "he is flexible and really committed to his clients" (2018); The Legal 500: noted as "a strong influencer," who "offers very practical advice, is knowledgeable in his space and responsive" (2018); and Who's Who Legal: praised for his "extensive experience advising clients on internal investigations and regulatory enforcement issues."

Aldo is a member of the European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA) and the International Bar Association (IBA).


Honors & Distinctions

  • Chambers: ranked for corporate investigations (2016, 2018) and dispute resolution (2017, 2018)

    The Legal 500 EMEA: highly recommended for fraud and white-collar crime (2016, 2017, 2018)

    Who's Who Legal: recommended for investigations (2017) and business crime defense (2016)

Languages

Dutch, English, German, French
Aldo Verbruggen