Richard van Staden ten Brink


Office location
Amsterdam, Frankfurt
Direct number
+31 20 577 1922
Direct fax
+31 20 577 1775
Mobile number
+31 6 5326 3598

Advocaat (admitted to the Bar in Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Enforcement, Compliance, Investigation, Information Security, Data Privacy
English, Dutch
University of Leiden

Richard’s practice centers around two main areas: (1) criminal and financial regulatory enforcement and (2) cyber crime, information privacy and security.

He is an experienced trial lawyer and regularly represents corporations in criminal and administrative enforcement proceedings and civil litigation. He is also well-versed in handling corporate internal investigations, setting up compliance programmes and crisis management. His areas of expertise also include securities and accounting fraud, corruption, export controls and theft of trade secrets and intellectual property. Additionally, Richard advises on security breaches, computer fraud and network and data security issues.

Richard is especially well-versed in negotiations and discussions with governmental and regulatory bodies. Clients say he is “very precise, accurate, and able to maintain good relationships with the Department of Justice and the Dutch Prosecution Office, which is helpful.”  (Chambers 2016)

Richard is a partner in De Brauw’s Regulatory and Criminal Enforcement group, consistently rated as tier 1 by both Chambers and Legal 500.

Richard is a U.S. Certified Information Privacy Professional. He has published in various Dutch and international law and technology journals including the International Privacy Guide, the Privacy Advisor, Tijdschrift voor Sanctierecht & Compliance and Informatie. He regularly lectures on internal investigations, cyber crime and information security.

Richard’s recent work includes representing and advising on:

  • White-collar criminal defence of corporations
  • Financial benchmarks (LIBOR) investigations and enforcement
  • Multinational deferred prosecution arrangements
  • Cyber security response and data privacy enforcement
  • Anti-money laundering and client identification litigation
  • Anti-bribery and anti-corruption enforcement
  • Insider trading and market manipulation