Cathalijne van der Plas

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Cathalijne van der Plas

Counsel | Lawyer

Cathalijne conducts an international practice that consists for the main part of civil fraud & asset recovery. She also has extensive experience with the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards. In addition, she is regularly enlisted by other lawyers for advice on complex Private International Law issues and she represents parties in international trade disputes, whether or not via arbitration.

Cathalijne runs courses at legal educational institutions, speaks at seminars in the Netherlands and abroad and publishes in various specialist journals in the field of both Private International Law and asset recovery. She holds a permanent position as lecturer in Private International Law at the University of Amsterdam.

Cathalijne is a member of FraudNet, the network of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) that represents parties prejudiced as a consequence of (international) commercial fraud. She is the Regional Representative for Europe of the IBA Asset Recovery Subcommittee and is an active member of the Corporate Responsibility & Anti-corruption Committee of the Dutch division of the ICC. She is also the co-chair of the asset recovery chamber of the Institute for Financial Crime (IFFC).

She is also one of the authors of the Dutch chapter of the ‘Chambers Global Practice Guide on Litigation 2019’.

T  +31 (0)20 30 35 915
M +31 (0)6 433 66 303
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specialist areas

Civil Fraud and Int. Asset Recovery
Private International Law
Dispute Resolution


European and Dutch Law, Radboud University, Nijmegen and Université Paris V. Grotius Academie, post-doctoral course in Corporate Law and Business Law. Thesis “De taak van de rechter en het IPR” (The judicial function and the conflict of laws) Radboud University, Nijmegen.


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Who’s Who Legal

Legal500: Fraud and white-collar crime: Florent's team has a strong track record in in asset recovery and civil fraud matters. Key names in the team include practice head Kees van de Meent and counsel Cathalijne van der Plas. (2019)

Legal 500: Boutique firm Florent ‘has a very good reputation’ in asset recovery and civil fraud matters” (2018); ”recommended lawyer” (entry: Fraud and white-collar crime) Legal 500: Fraud and white-collar crime “A valuable player in the field of asset recovery’ and is also recognised for its civil fraud practice. The ‘professional and approachable’ Kees Van de Meent is recommended along with Cathalijne van der Plas, who is ‘dedicated and focused. (2017)

Who’s Who Legal: The "excellent" Cathalijne van der Plas is a leading name in the Netherlands for international asset recovery and commercial fraud proceedings. (2019)