Sjöcrona - van Stigt

Caroline de Sitter



Partner, admitted to the Bar in 2005


Dutch and English


  • Leiden University (criminal and criminal procedure law, civil law)
  • Willem Pompe Institute of Criminal Law (specialisation course in criminal law, postgraduate)

Additional positions

  • 2016 - 2022 daily management of Sjöcrona · van Stigt
  • 2007 - 2008 President of the Young Bar Association of the Dutch Supreme Court
  • 2006 - 2007 secretary of the Young Bar Association of the Dutch Supreme Court

About Caroline de Sitter

Caroline mainly handles complex professional-related criminal cases, or criminal law issues related to the exercise of a profession or business. This includes, for example, industrial accidents, bribery and fraud issues and legal assistance to persons bound by secrecy (such as medical institutions, doctors, lawyers and notaries). Caroline also has extensive experience in providing legal assistance to (special) investigators who come into contact with criminal law.

Education and career

Caroline studied civil and criminal (procedural) law at Leiden University. After graduating in 2004, she spent a year as a lecturer at that university’s criminal law and criminal procedure department. In September 2005, she joined Sjöcrona Van Stigt. In 2012, Caroline completed the postgraduate specialisation course in criminal law at the Willem Pompe Institute of Criminal Law.

In addition to her law practice, Caroline taught the course ‘actualities criminal (procedural) law’ for several years as part of the continuing education of lawyers in The Hague. She also taught criminal procedural law in the national vocational training for lawyers. She also gave postgraduate teaching on extradition/surrender and mutual legal assistance in criminal cases.

Caroline is a partner and joined the partnership from January 2014.

Caroline is registered in the register of areas of law of the Netherlands Bar as a specialist in criminal law. This specialism includes:

  • Extradition and surrender cases
  • Military criminal law
  • Financial-economic criminal law
  • Environmental criminal law
  • Fiscal criminal law
  • Medical criminal law
  • International criminal law

Caroline obtains a minimum of ten training points in this specialisation every calendar year according to the standards of the Netherlands Bar.

Member of

  • Dutch Association of Defence Counsel (NVSA)
  • European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA)