Caroline de Sitter

Caroline de Sitter (admitted to the bar in 2005) mainly handles major fraud, general and international criminal cases. In addition, she regularly assists investigation officers during investigations into officer-involved shootings and other violent incidents.

Education and career

Caroline de Sitter studied Criminal Law at Leiden University. Following her graduation in 2004, she taught Criminal and Criminal Procedure Law at this university. In September 2005, she joined Sjöcrona ∙ van Stigt. In 2012, Caroline completed the post-graduate Criminal Law specialisation at the Willem Pompe Institute of Utrecht University.

Aside from her law practice, Caroline also runs the ‘Criminal (Procedure) Law News’ course of the permanent education programme for The Hague lawyers and teaches criminal procedure at the national vocational training for lawyers. She also educates post-graduates on extradition/surrender and mutual assistance in criminal matters.

Togther with Arthur Van Stigt (Partner), Caroline is a member of the executive committe of Sjöcrona ∙ van Stigt since 2016.

In 2007-2008, Caroline chaired the Young Bar Association at the Supreme Court of the Netherlands.


Dutch and English

Caroline de Sitter 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:

-              Extradition and surrender cases
-              Military criminal law
-              Financial criminal law
-              Environmental criminal law
-              Criminal tax law
-              Medical criminal law and
-              International criminal law

In accordance with the standards of the Dutch Bar Association, Caroline de Sitter annually obtains at least ten educational credits in the field of this specialisation.

Member of

  • Nederlandse Vereninging van Strafrechtadvocaten (, Dutch Association of Defence Counsel)
  • International Bar Association (
  • European Criminal Bar Association (
Caroline de Sitter


C.L.A. de Sitter

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F +31(0)70 3924378
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