Roel specialises in regulatory and criminal enforcement matters, working from De Brauw's Amsterdam and Shanghai offices. His area of expertise is corporate criminal law including matters regarding anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, tax fraud, other corporate fraud, environmental protection and health & safety. Roel focuses on internal investigations, as well as representing corporations and financial institutions that are subject of or otherwise involved in (e.g. as victims or aggrieved parties) criminal and regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings. He also regularly advises on compliance aspects of M&A transactions.

Roel has also worked in De Brauw’s Corporate M&A practice, where he assisted listed companies, large multinationals and private equity firms in public and private transactions.


  • Profession

    Advocaat, admitted to the bar in the Netherlands

  • Languages

    Dutch, English

  • Education

    Leiden University

    National University of Singapore

    Erasmus University Rotterdam

  • Additional positions

    Seconded to a large financial institution in the role of in-house lawyer (2020)