The global law firm Jones Day announces that Rick van 't Hullenaar will join the Firm's Investigations & White Collar Defense Practice as a partner in its Amsterdam Office starting November 1, 2019.
Mr. van 't Hullenaar assists multinational companies in preventing and managing regulatory, reputational, and compliance risks and represents clients facing enforcement actions by domestic, regional, and international authorities. He conducts cross-border internal investigations into a variety of issues, including corruption, bribery, fraud, economic sanctions, export controls, and other regulatory or reputational issues. His experience includes investigations in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, and the Middle East. With his substantial knowledge in EU trade and sanctions, he also maintains an active practice in Brussels, which is an important regulatory hub in the EU.
"Rick's experience in government enforcement actions and internal investigations, with a particular focus on international trade, sanctions, and anticorruption, makes him an excellent addition to our global practice," said Theodore T. Chung, who leads Jones Day's Investigations & White Collar Defense Practice. "The Netherlands is an important jurisdiction for global and European corporates. Rick's experience will be of particular relevance to our clients, as it spans the EU, U.S., and international regulations. We are pleased to welcome him to the Jones Day team."
In addition to his experience with investigations, international trade, and white collar criminal defense, Mr. van 't Hullenaar assists clients in assessing their compliance risks, including in a transactional context, and enhancing their compliance programs. He lectures regularly on a variety of subjects spanning his areas of practice, is a visiting lecturer at Leiden University, and a frequent speaker at international trade conferences.
"The addition of Rick to our office here in Amsterdam bolsters our strength in internal investigations, corporate compliance, and white collar defense," said Yvan Desmedt, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Amsterdam Office. "Our clients will benefit greatly from his depth of legal knowledge and breadth of experience as they operate in an increasingly complex and high-risk regulatory environment, including in the Netherlands."