Having almost 30 years of trial experience, Hans represents companies and their directors in criminal matters before Belgian courts, including the Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights. He also pleads before civil courts, especially in matters that are at the junction between criminal and civil law. Moreover, he has substantial experience in cases relating to internal fraud and he regularly assists high-profile clients in sensitive and very confidential cybercrime matters.
In addition to his client work, Hans has authored numerous articles on developments in white-collar crime and criminal procedure law. He is also a regular guest speaker at seminars and conferences. Hans is consistently ranked as a leading, tier 1 white-collar crime specialist by Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500.
Hans passed the professional competence exam organised by the Order of Supreme Court Lawyers. He is a teacher in the programme organised by the Supreme Court Bar, in which other lawyers learn how to handle an appeal for criminal matters before the Supreme Court.
Hans graduated in Law from KU Leuven and holds a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) from the University of East Anglia. In addition, he obtained an advanced master’s degree in Civil and Commercial Obligations Law from Paris Descartes University.
Hans joined the Brussels office of Stibbe in 1993.
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