Robbert de Bree


Read civil law and criminal (honours) at Leiden, and - postgraduate - at Oxford (M.Jur, hons. Oxon). He also studied in Paris and at Harvard. As practicing lawyer he amongst others completed the Grotius competition law course (honours).

Robbert's practice focuses on economic and environmental and criminal cases, antitrust sanctions, civil fraud, international fraud and corruption cases, and specialised litigation such as those before the Dutch Supreme Court, European Court of Justice in Luxemburg and Human Rights Court in Strasbourg. He is also involved in international criminal law and is admitted as counsel to the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

A particular aspect of his practice is the emphasis on legally, strategically and technically complex transnational litigation.

Robbert is a member of professional associations on matters such as supreme court litigation, competition law, European law and environmental law. He is a member of the advisory commission on criminal law of the Dutch Bar Association.

Internationally he is actively involved in various professional associations such as the International Bar Association, the International Criminal Court Bar Association and the Criminal Bar Association of England and Wales.

His work has been appraised in guides such as the Legal 500 and Who'swholegal.


De leer van de Hoge Raad over onrechtmatig bewijs ("zozeer indruist"-criterium) door het EU Handvest op de schop? | Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Europees Recht, november 2016, nr. 9, pp. 304-310.

Zwijgrecht versus medewerkingplicht in de mededingingsrechtelijke context: herijking gevergd | Tijdschrift Mededingingsrecht in de Praktijk, 2016-2, pp. 22-27

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