About Vincent de Bruijn

Vincent de Bruijn is a partner and a corporate crime and investigations attorney-at-law, specialising in the follow-up of potential irregularities at companies. Vincent advises companies and individuals on compliance issues relating to breaches of internal policies, corruption, anti-money laundering legislation, economic sanctions and export controls.

Vincent is an expert on complex, cross-border internal investigations. As such, he is able to provide his clients with strategic advice on important aspects such as scoping, methodology and reporting, in the context of various legal and regulatory frameworks. He has conducted large-scale eDiscovery projects, working together with IT specialists and forensic auditors. Vincent has developed specific expertise on financial reporting obligations and audit standards, and is therefore perfectly able to advise on the broad impact of irregularities on statutory audits, and navigate internal investigations through increased auditor’s scrutiny.

Vincent also acts as a criminal defence attorney. He has assisted companies and individuals at every stage of criminal proceedings, from first interrogations up to Supreme Court litigation. Vincent was also involved in complex cross-border settlements with the Dutch prosecution service.

Vincent regularly publishes on criminal law, economic sanctions, internal investigations and related matters. He also acted as a guest lecturer, for instance at the Vrije Universiteit and the Law Firm School. He also holds bachelor’s degrees in physics and mathematics.

Vincent is ranked in the Legal500 as a ‘Next Generation Partner’. Clients have provided the following testimonials:

Frits Schneider is a seasoned criminal defense lawyer with an excellent reputation. Vincent de Bruijn gives a new boost to the fraud and white-collar practice at AKD. At his previous firm Vincent has conducted relevant eDiscovery projects. This specific expertise may offer added value to the more hard-core criminal law practice of Frits.

Our most important contacts were Vincent de Bruijn for the internal investigation and Frits Schneider for the criminal strategic advice and guidance. We are particularly impressed by the analytical qualities of the team of researchers and of Vincent in particular. As a result, it was possible to receive a clear and unambiguous report on the matter under investigation, including recommendations, in a relatively short period of time. Frits has guided us through the process with his expertise, combined with his peace and tranquillity, at important moments.

We are very satisfied with the work and services of AKD. The strategic advice had great value for us. The internal investigation has provided valuable information and insights. We were able to manage the process well. In addition, the lawyers carried out an excellent detailed analysis in a short period of time and gave concrete advice. We highly value AKD as a highly professional law firm.

Vincent de Bruijn has a sharp analytical mind and has a great eye for detail.

Vincent de Bruijn is one of the smarter lawyers working in the Dutch white-collar practice, he is well versed in many legal areas, he is always interested in the facts underlying the legal abstractions and is often able to come up with innovative solutions to complex problems.

AKD’s team has vast experience and combines solid theoretical expertise with a practical, hands-on approach, for instance in the context of internal investigations.


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  • University van Amsterdam: Bachelor Law
  • University van Amsterdam: Master Commerciële Rechtspraktijk (cum laude)
  • University van Amsterdam: Master public law: criminal law
  • University van Amsterdam (exchange with Freie Universität Berlin): Bachelor of Physics and Astronomy (cum laude)
  • University van Amsterdam (exchange with Freie Universität Berlin): Bachelor of Mathematics (cum laude)
Admitted to bar
  • The Netherlands
Legal practice areas the Netherlands Bar’s register

Vincent de Bruijn has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):


  • Criminal law


Based on this registration, Vincent is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.