Diederik J.P. van Omme

Diederik graduated cum laude in criminal and civil law from the University of Groningen in 1999.

After working as a criminal law lecturer at this university for a year, he practiced as a lawyer, mainly specializing in tax and economic criminal law at Nautadutilh, and later at VMW Taxand and Simmons & Simmons. On May 1, 2015, he co-founded Hendrix Law with Kevin de Rooij.

Diederik has extensive experience in criminal law and a particular specialization in corporate criminal law (see practice areas). In addition, he provides advice and litigation in non-criminal matters within these practice areas. Diederik is registered in the practice areas register of the Netherlands Bar Association (NOvA) for the following practice areas:

  • Criminal Law
  • Financial and Economic Criminal Law
  • Tax Criminal Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • Environmental Criminal Law
  • Extradition Cases
  • Criminal Cassation

Examples of past criminal cases:

  • Defence of one of the main suspects accused of bribing the former director of housing corporation Rochdale;
  • Defence of a listed company in the automotive industry under suspicion of subsidy fraud;
  • Defence of the largest Dutch waste-to-energy plant in an environmental criminal case;
  • Defence of the former CFO of a listed company in the technical service industry in a case involving alleged bribery in the Middle East;
  • Defence of a manager of an international salvage company in a case involving alleged bribery in the Middle East;
  • Defence of a stocktrading company suspected of insider trading;
  • Defence of one of the major tobacco manufacturers in a complaint, including murder charges, against the tobacco industry;
  • Defence of various foreign gambling operators in cases against the Gambling Authority and the Public Prosecution Service;
  • Defence of various wealthy individuals accused of tax fraud;
  • Defence of various suspects in money laundering cases, including the ransom money from the Heineken kidnapping and alleged drug profits of Charles Z.

Diederik regularly publishes and provides courses/lectures on criminal law topics (e.g., corruption, market abuse, and money laundering legislation). Furthermore, Diederik is a board member of the Combat Sports Authority, which oversees all full-contact combat sports (www.vechtsportautoriteit.nl), and a member of the Doping Authority’s Doping Sanctions Compliance Committee. In his free time, Diederik enjoys sports such as competitive skiing, cycling, kickboxing, and tennis, as well as playing the guitar.

Diederik J.P. van Omme
Phone : +31 (0)6 – 12242461
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Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.
(A. Einstein)