Patrick Ploeger specialises in dispute resolution, criminal and regulatory enforcement and financial markets regulation.
Patrick counsels corporates, financial institutions and professional services firms, on the wide range of issues which may arise should they be faced with criminal or regulatory investigations, or with enforcement action by regulators or the public prosecutor's office. In addition, he advises on, and conducts, multi-jurisdictional internal investigations into various matters such as fraud, compliance failures and insider trading.
In addition, Patrick has extensive experience in litigating complex commercial and corporate disputes, including in arbitration, expert determinations, and appellate and supreme court proceedings.
Financial reporting and auditing are a particular focus area in Patrick's advisory and litigation practice. His experience involves IFRS as well as Dutch and US GAAP. Patrick's contentious work in this area includes representing his clients in several restatement proceedings before the Enterprise Chamber in Amsterdam (Ondernemingskamer). In addition, he advises and defends issuers and auditing firms in connection with enforcement actions taken by the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM).
Legal 500 recommends Patrick for his fraud and white collar crime expertise.
Patrick practised law at De Brauw's New York office from 1999 to 2002. He regularly publishes and lectures in his areas of expertise and is a regular contributor to the Journal for Financial Reporting Law (Tijdschrift voor Jaarrekeningenrecht).