Hans Van Bavel


Central Plaza
Loksumstraat 25 rue de Loxum
Brussels, B-1000

Tel: +32 2 533 52 63
Fax: +32 2 533 51 08

Email: hans.vanbavel@stibbe.com
Web: www.stibbe.com

With over 20 years’ experience, Hans has a deep knowledge of the criminal justice system and its impact on businesses. His extensive practical experience enables him to secure the best possible outcome for his clients.

Hans’ practice covers all aspects of company-related criminal law. He has assisted clients in many different sectors such as diamond, banking, transport, petrochemical, insurance and telecommunications. He represents companies and their directors before Belgian courts including the Supreme Court (Cour de cassation/ Hof van Cassatie) on criminal matters and before the European Court of Human Rights. In addition, he has significant experience in cases relating to internal fraud.

In the recent past, Hans has also successfully represented corporate clients in class-action-type litigation before the criminal courts. He has also assisted a number of clients in negotiations with the public prosecutor.

In 2011, Hans passed the professional competence exam organised by the Bar of Supreme Court Lawyers.

From our main offices in Amsterdam, Brussels and Luxembourg, together with our branch offices in Dubai, Hong Kong, London and New York, we handle our clients’ legal challenges both locally and cross-border.

As a specialist firm, our lawyers work in multidisciplinary teams with an aim to deliver pragmatic advice. We build close business relationships with our clients that range from local and multinational corporations to state organisations and public authorities. We realise that understanding their commercial objectives, their position in the market and their sector or industry, allows us to render suitable and effective advice.

In addition to our own international presence, we collaborate closely with other top-tier firms for cross-border matters outside our home jurisdictions. These relations are non-exclusive and enable us to assemble a tailor-made, integrated team of lawyers with the best expertise and contacts for each specific matter. This guarantees efficient coordination on cross-border transactions throughout a multitude of legal areas, whatever their complexity and nature.

“White-collar crime specialist Hans Van Bavel represents clients before all tiers of the Belgian court system, including the Supreme Court, and offers experience in a wide range of industry sectors.”
Chambers & Partners, 2015