About Aldo

Aldo Verbruggen is widely acknowledged as a leading specialist in financial and economic criminal law and internal investigations. He has vast experience in these areas, and in the latter, both as a public prosecutor and as attorney-investigator.

During his time as a public prosecutor Aldo specialised in Corporate Criminal Law. In addition, he held a variety of management positions at the Public Prosecution Service, and helped set up the National Office for Serious Fraud, Environmental Crime and Asset Confiscation.

As an attorney Aldo has handled a wide range of multifaceted, high-profile fraud and environmental law cases(domestic and international), representing clients both in court and in complex settlement proceedings. The majority of his clients are international companies(listed and private) and their directors, to whom he provides advice and counsel on compliance and corporate governance.

Aldo teaches criminal law – with an emphasis on financial and economic subjects – at several renowned institutions, and is a frequent keynote speaker at congresses and seminars.  A regular contributor to professional publications, Aldo is the co-author with former team members of a practical guide on ‘Corporations and Criminal Offences ’, which covers the essentials for companies facing criminal offences, be it as suspects, victims or third parties.

He is considered an opinion leader in his field, and on corruption in particular.

Aldo supports several charities. He chairs Stichting Friends for Life, which provides scholarships to young Kenyans. He is a member of the CR & Anti-Corruption committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), an editor of Tijdsch eerift voor Bijzonder Strafrecht & Handhaving (TvBS&H) and a member of the Human Rights Watch International Justice Circle.


“excellent”, “impressive court manner”, “amazing criminal lawyer” (2019)

“commercial awareness and effectiveness”, “service-oriented approach”, “he is flexible and really committed to his clients (2018)”

Legal 500:

“a strong influencer”, “offers very practical advice, is knowledgeable in his space and responsive”

Who’s Who Legal:

“extensive experience advising clients on internal investigations and regulatory enforcement issues.”

“Aldo is very active in the investigations scene. (2021)”

“He is simply excellent at representing corporates and individuals. (2021)”

“Aldo is a highly intelligent practioner.(2021)”

Aldo Verbruggen’s specialisation as listed in the Netherlands Bar’s register of areas of law is criminal law. The Netherlands Bar standards require that he must earn ten points for on-going professional education in each registered area of law every calendar year.

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