Boudewijn van Eijck

In his nationwide law practice, Boudewijn van Eijck (admitted to the Bar in 1987) handles major fraud and environmental crime cases, as well as lawsuits resulting from calamities in, a/o, the industry and commercial and industrial construction. He often acts as coordinating counsel, the central point of contact for the client(s), leading a team of lawyers.

On several occasions he was part of a world-wide legal team, defending both foreign companies with interests in the Netherlands and Dutch companies abroad.

Among his clientele are many waste processing companies and construction companies. Over the past years, he has successfully defended various large companies in major cases (such as the bunker oil cases in the port of Rotterdam, the national Bouwfraude – construction industry fraud – case, the collapsed balcony case in Maastricht and the fire at a waste processing plant in Drachten).

For many years, he has also been defending police officers in shooting and other violent incidents.

He is also a specialist in medical criminal law and as such advises and, if necessary, defends (teaching) hospitals and medical professionals.

In his advice practice, he maps out criminal risks for the corporate world and designs internal company protocols in order to prevent criminal liability. As such, he advises Supervisory Boards, Boards of Directors and/or shareholders.

Because Boudewijn is fluent in Spanish, he is often involved in cases on Spanish soil where Dutch legal interests are in play.

Education and carreer

In 1992, Boudewijn van Eijck was one of the founders of our law firm. He became partner in 1994. He practices law from our offices in Rotterdam.

Between 2001 and 2006, he was a member of the Supervisory Board of the Rotterdam Bar Association.

Boudewijn studied commercial law in Leiden. Following his graduation (1986) he worked for Philips Iberica S.A. in Madrid, for a year. In 1987, he was admitted to the Bar and joined Dutilh van der Hoeven & Slager, currently Nauta Dutilh, in Rotterdam. He followed the postgraduate specialisation course in criminal law at the Willem Pompe Institute of Utrecht University.

Boudewijn is a regular keynote speaker at seminars and (international) conventions and taught, for many years, at the vocational training for lawyers.

Apart from his law practice, he has a passion for sports. He is active as a hockey trainer and coach and as a maker of film documentaries.


Dutch, English and Spanish

Boudewijn van Eijck 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 Criminal Law
  • Financial Criminal Law
  • Criminal Tax Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • Environmental Criminal Law

In accordance with the standards of the Dutch Bar Association, Boudewijn van Eijck annually obtains at least ten educational credits in the field of this specialisation.

Recent publications
Boudewijn van Eijck: Catalaanse rebellen terecht veroordeeld in strijd om onafhankelijkheid? NJB/2020/127, ed. 2 

Member of

  • Nederlandse Vereniging van Strafrechtadvocaten ( (Dutch Association of Criminal Defence Counsel)
  • International Bar Association (
  • European Criminal Bar Association (


B.C.W. van Eijck

T +31(0)10 4364311
F +31(0)10 4366700
A Oostmaaslaan 71
3063 AN, Rotterdam