Bas (B.D.W.) Martens

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Bas is a criminal lawyer in general criminal cases and military cases (sanctions, legal position, jury). He is head of the practice groups Criminal Law and Military Law of Delissen Martens. Bas conducts general as well as tax-related criminal cases.

From October 2012 to November 2015, Bas Martens was the Dean of The Hague Bar Association and from 2013 to November 2015, he was chairman of the Council of Deans. As a director and supervisor he has extensive experience in compliance issues. He teaches in the area of the anti-money laundering regulations and the rules of conduct for lawyers. He provides advice and guidance to lawyers on the organisation of their office and with problems pertaining to disciplinary law, administrative law and criminal law.


  • Mediation ADR Amsterdam, 2012
  • Criminal Law Willem Pompeinstituut Utrecht, 2005
  • University of Leiden, 1992

Professional Associations

  • Dutch Association of Criminal Defence Counsel (Nederlandse Vereniging van Strafrecht Advocaten-NVSA
  • Association for military lawyers Vereniging de Militaire Balie
  • Association for military law (Militair Rechtelijke Vereniging-MRV)
  • European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA)

Additional Positions

  • 2nd Vice President at the Federation des Barreaux d'Europe (FBE)
  • Chairman Vereniging de Militaire Balie
  • Co-founder Advius 
  • Chairman of the Council of Deans (2013–2015)
  • Dean of the Bar at the Supreme Court in the Netherlands (2012-2015)
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of the Hague Bar Association (2008-2012)


  • Lector 'Developments and challeges of Legal Tech in The Netherlands in 2017, Symposium Legal Tech 24 November 2017 Cologne
  • Trainer course 'Wwft' for Lawyers, 15 december 2015
  • Pannelist in ECBA Conference on Directive 7 EU, Access to the file in criminal procedings, 3 oktober 2015 Luxemburg
  • Trainer in workshop Transparancy, the new Netherlands Lawyers Act 2015, FBE Bilbao
  • Trainer inhouse cursus Advocatentuchtrecht, DM Acadamey, 5 februari 2015
  • Trainer inhouse cursus Wwft voor Advocaten, DM Academy, 29 januari 2015
  • Trainer in masterclass op Advocatenblad Live 2015 over nieuwe regelgeving voor advocaten 22 januari 2015
  • Lector toezicht op de vreemdelingen- en asieladvocatuur, Amstersfoort 19 december 2014
  • Trainer in cursus Wwft aan tuchtrechters, Amsterdam, 19 december 2014
  • Speaker at the SDU seminar new regulation for lawyers, Amsterdam, 27 oktober 2014
  • Panel member of the 11e seminar of the board members of the International Criminal Court (ICC) The Hague, 22 oktober 2013
  • Coordinator and lector at the Colloquium International Criminal Law Gent (co-production The Hague Bar Association and Bar Association Gent and University of Gent), 23 november 2012


  • De gewetensvolle strafrechtadvocaat Mr. B.D.W. Martens and Mr.S.A.A. Hendrickx, Tijdschrift Strafblad, November 2015
  • Specialisatieverenigingen in Nederland, Today’s Lawyer (België), november 2015 


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