David practices corporate criminal law and deals with white collar crime and fraud. Apart from being an experienced litigator, David also deals with internal investigations, compliance issues and regulatory. David's practice has a strong international focus and is marked by multi-disciplinary aspects of law.
In his sector focus on Construction, Financial Markets and Technology, David is acting for constructors, waste processing companies, airline carriers, tech companies, pharmaceuticals, real estate companies, stockbrokers, auditors and tax advisers, financial institutions and trust companies. David also represents their Boards and management.
David has extensive experience as a litigator in a wide range of criminal procedures, which include defending his clients against charges as diverse as tax fraud, fraud and wrong doings in the financial sector, environmental fraud, bribery and corruption, money laundering, cybercrime, international sanctions and insolvency fraud. Apart from defending suspects, David is experienced in asset tracing and recovery for natural and legal persons that have been victimised.
- Recent Work
- acting as lead counsel in a corporate investigation covering six jurisdictions for a multi-national company, relating to bribery allegations made by a whistle blower
- acting as defence counsel to an acquitted German construction company in a Dutch matter of a deadly accident of workers
- representing an air line carrier on a matter of corporate criminal liability
- representing a Board member of an insurance company in a (tax related) fraud case
- acting for partners of major audit firms in alleged fraud cases
- advising financial institutions and trust companies on (anti-corruption and anti-money laundering) compliance issues and matters of criminal procedure
- acting for a Dutch subsidiary of a Japanese multinational that was a victim of cybercrime and ‘phishing’
- acting for a number of senior bank managers in the LIBOR case.
David has a long list of publications to his name and is co-author of the Dutch Defence Counsel Handbook. One of his recent lectures was about Corporate Compliance Programs, for the Advanced Course on International Law of the Hague Academy of International law, in the Peace Palace. He is recommended as a leading practitioner in the "Who's Who of Business Crime Lawyers" and is ranked Tier 2 in the Legal 500. David has master degrees in criminal law and tax law.
Prior to his joining Simmons & Simmons, David was a partner in another international law firm and in leading domestic firms.