- Advocaat (admitted to the Bar in 2006)
- International Trade, Regulatory and Criminal Enforcement
- Dutch, English, French
- University of Leiden, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris
Rick divides his time between Amsterdam and Brussels. He specialises in enforcement and internal investigations, with a particular expertise in international trade.
Rick represents companies facing criminal investigation and regulatory enforcement by domestic and foreign authorities. He also conducts cross-border internal investigations into a variety of issues, including economic sanctions, export controls, corruption and bribery, fraud, and other regulatory or reputational compliance failures. Rick has recently worked on internal investigations in Asia, Africa, South America and the Middle East.
The focus of Rick’s expertise is international trade, economic sanctions and export controls. His experience spans the EU, the US and local regulations, working with leading law firms globally where necessary. He has broad experience in representing clients in international trade matters before various regulatory and criminal authorities, including OFAC, BIS, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Team POSS and CDIU. Rick is also active in transactional work, advising on a range of international trade compliance issues and transaction structuring. He has notable experience in respect of Iran and Russia.
Rick practised law at De Brauw London from 2010 to 2012. He regularly lectures in his areas of expertise, is a visiting lecturer at Leiden University and a frequent speaker at international trade conferences. Rick also heads De Brauw’s Africa Team.