Senior associate - Attorney at law

Susanne van Breukelen

Susanne van Breukelen, attorney at law, is a member of our Litigation & Risk Management practice group in our Amsterdam office. Susanne focuses on corporate criminal law. She heads the Loyens & Loeff Corporate Investigations, Compliance and Defence team.

About Susanne van Breukelen

Susanne represents corporate clients in complex criminal investigations and proceedings. She advises and litigates in relation to topics such as corruption, money laundering, violations of environmental law, breaches of health and safety requirements and other (economic) criminal offences. Susanne also works for companies that have been victimised by criminal offences. Furthermore, Susanne has vast experience in performing corporate investigations and in advising Dutch and multinational companies on compliance issues, including the implementation of anti-bribery and corruption policies and procedures. Susanne is also deputy judge at the District Court of Central-Netherlands (Rechtbank Midden-Nederland). Susanne regularly teaches on legal subjects relating to her practice.
Recent work highlights include:

  • Representing a multinational financial institution in the criminal investigation regarding alleged violations of the Dutch anti-money laundering (AML) legislation.
  • Advising senior management of a multinational food commodity trader in a high-profile corruption case
  • Performing an internal investigation into possible tax related irregularities committed at a foreign subsidiary of a large multinational IT-services provider.

What other say about Susanne

Legal 500: "Susanne van Breukelen is a technically strong but at the same time a very emphatic person who got the job done with very good results and pleasant cooperation." (2021)

Legal 500: “At Loyens & Loeff, the team, according to one client, 'does an outstanding job in assisting us with difficult legal cases'.  Senior associate Susanne van Breukelen is a key name for corporate criminal defence work. Compliance issues are another area of strength.” (2019)


  • Dutch Bar Association
  • Dutch Association of Defence Counsel
  • Dutch Corporate Litigation Association
  • Dutch Financial Law Association


  • Post-graduate specialisation in Criminal Law, Willem Pompe Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology, 2014
  • Dutch law (criminal and civil law), University of Utrecht, 2007
  • Psychology, University of Utrecht, 2006


  • S.R. van Breukelen en C.W.M. Lieverse, De Wwft: de stand van zaken van de anti-witwaswetgeving voor de financiële sector, Tijdschrift voor Financieel Recht 2020, nr.  3.                                 
  • Gerechtshof Amsterdam 26 februari 2019, JOR 2019/132 m.nt. S.R. van Breukelen (SNS Reaal)
  • S.R. Breukelen en D. Emmelkamp, Het advocatuurlijke verschoningsrecht in de ondernemingsrechtpraktijk, Tijdschrift voor de Ondernemingsrechtpraktijk, nr. 7 december 2018
  • S.R. van Breukelen en M.L. Louisse, Risicomanagement en cliëntenonderzoek na implementatie 4e Anti-witwasrichtlijn, Tijdschrift voor Sanctierecht & Onderneming, nr. 5/6 december 2016
  • Rechtbank Den Haag 14 januari 2015, JOR 2015/141, m.nt. S.R. van Breukelen (Vestia)


  • Dutch
  • English

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