Arthur van Stigt
Arthur van Stigt (admitted to the Bar in 1981) specialises in complex financial-economic criminal cases. Environmental criminal cases, lawsuits as a result of ‘calamities’ (Working Conditions Act) and fraud cases (forgery, deceit, money-laundering) are an integral part of his law practice. His clients are not only international businesses and SMEs; he also defends wealthy and less wealthy private individuals.
Mr. Van Stigt has an almost unrivalled experience in the practice of law, both in court and in the investigation phase, involving various supervisory and investigative bodies and the Examining Magistrate.
In all these areas, he will advise companies and executives on potential criminal liabilities and how to prevent them. He regularly negotiates with the Crown Prosecution Service in order to reach (discreet) out-of-court settlements for his clients.
Education and career
Arthur van Stigt studied criminal law at Utrecht University. Following a brief career in banking, he was admitted to the Bar in 1981 and joined Blackstone Rueb & Van Boeschoten in The Hague, where he specialised in criminal law.
In 1985, Mr. Van Stigt joined Dutilh Van der Hoeven & Slager, where he soon made partner. Following the merger with Nauta van Haersolte, he left the new firm of Nauta Dutilh in 1992, in order to lay the foundations for the current law firm, together with Jan Sjöcrona.
He is a member of the Disciplinary Committee in the district of The Hague and teaches criminal procedure law at the vocational training for lawyers.
Dutch, English and German
Arthur van Stigt is listed in the area of law register of the Dutch Bar Association as a specialist in the field of Criminal Law. This specialisation for instance includes:
- General practice: Criminal Law
- Criminal Law: Financial Criminal Law, Criminal Tax Law and Environmental Criminal Law.
- Disciplinary rules: lawyer's disciplinary rules
According to the standards of the Dutch Bar Association, Arthur Van Stigt annually obtains at least ten educational credits in the field of this specialisation.
- Nederlandse Vereniging van Strafrechtadvocaten (www.nvsa.nl) (Dutch Association of Criminal Defence Counsel)