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Arthur van Stigt

Legal Counsel


Legal Counsel, admitted to the Bar in 1981


Dutch, English and German


  • Utrecht University (criminal law and criminal procedure)

About Arthur van Stigt

Arthur van Stigt specialises in financial, economic and tax sanctions law, focusing on areas where company and management come into contact with criminal law and special regulations. The defence in fraud cases (forgery, fraud, money laundering) constitutes his speciality, together with acting in environmental criminal cases and proceedings concerning corruption, tax issues and industrial accidents (Working Conditions Act). His clients come not only from the international business community and SMEs; he also assists high-net-worth and less high-net-worth individuals. Arthur van Stigt has practically unparalleled experience in the litigation practice, both during the hearing and during the preliminary phase investigation by various inspection and investigation services and the examining magistrate. In all the aforementioned areas, he advises companies and directors on potential criminal liability and compliance issues. Negotiation with discretion in settlement is his aim.

Education and career

Arthur van Stigt studied criminal law at Utrecht University. After a brief career in banking, he started as a lawyer at Blackstone Rueb & Van Boeschoten in The Hague in 1981, where he specialised in criminal law. In 1985, he transferred to Dutilh Van der Hoeven & Slager, where he joined the partnership shortly afterwards. Following the merger with Nauta van Haersolte, he left the new partnership Nauta Dutilh to lay the foundation for the current firm. Arthur van Stigt was a member of the Board of Discipline in the Hague district and a lecturer in criminal procedural law for 16 years.

Arthur van Stigt is registered in the register of areas of law of the Dutch Bar Association as a specialist in criminal law. This specialism includes:

  • Financial-economic criminal law
  • Fiscal criminal law
  • Environmental criminal law

He is also registered as a specialist in disciplinary law (lawyer disciplinary law).

Mr Van Stigt obtains a minimum of ten training points each calendar year in the field of these specialisations according to the standards of the Dutch Bar Association.

Member of

  • Dutch Association of Defence Counsel (NVSA)