Ed has extensive experience in representing and advising clients in the areas of sanctions law and fraud. Other lawyers and advisors often seek his strategic and tactical advice during (internal) investigations.
He is regarded as a trusted advisor by numerous other leading law firms. Other advisors often seek his strategic and tactical advice with regard to internal and external investigations. Ed is well-known to the tact that is needed in handling sensitive matters, always keeping the bigger picture and his client's best interests in mind.
Ed studied criminal law in Leiden and was admitted to the Dutch Bar in 1986. Ed was a member of the General Council of the Netherlands Bar Association and several Advisory Committees in the area of criminal law and disciplinary law. He regularly lectures at several educational institutions. He is one of the co-authors of the chapter about legal evidence in the leading handbook regarding insider trading (published 2018).
Further Ed is the author of the chapter about criminal law in the first handbook regarding the Dutch Act on the Prevention of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (published 2019). Ed is a member of the Dutch Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a member of the US National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Ed is recommended in the Legal 500 EMEA 2020, Fraud and White Collar Crime. The Who's Who Legal Business Crime Defense 2019 recommends Ed for corporates and individuals. Ed is mentioned in the White collar crime series of the Legal Media Group's Expert Guides as a leading practitioner.