Bas (B.D.W.) Martens

Attorney at law/managing partner

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Bas advises and assists lawyers (firms) and other professionals on their firm organisation, disciplinary issues and professional liability. He also assists them in criminal or administrative proceedings.


As a former dean and director, he has extensive experience in compliance issues. He regularly publishes and lectures on anti-money laundering regulations (Wwft), conduct law and compliance for, among others, lawyers, notaries, tax consultants, accountants and the art sector.

In addition, Bas is part of Delissen Martens' military practice and is managing partner of the firm.

From October 2012 to November 2015, Bas Martens was Dean of The Hague Bar Association. As a director and supervisor, he has extensive experience in compliance issues. He is a lecturer on anti-money laundering regulation and conduct law. Bas is president of the Fédération des Barreaux d'Europe (FBE), the Federation of European Bar Associations 2022-2023.

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

Professional associations

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

Additional positions

  • President at the Federation des Barreaux d'Europe (FBE)
  • Chairman Vereniging de Militaire Balie
  • Co-founder Advius - advice and compliance for lawyers
  • Permanent representative of The Hague Bar Association to the Federation des Barreaux d'Europe
  • Lecturer in disciplinary law at SDU and others
  • Chairman of the National Dean's Supervisory Council (2013-2015)
  • Dean of the Hague Bar Association (2012-2015)
  • Member of the Supervisory Council of The Hague Bar Association (2008-2012)


  • Lector 'Developments and Challenges of Legal Tech in the Netherlands in 2017', Symposium Legal Tech 24 November 2017 Cologne
  • Trainer course 'Wwft' for Lawyers, 15 December 2015
  • Panellist in ECBA Conference on Directive 7 EU, Access to the file in criminal proceedings, 3 October 2015 Luxemburg
  • Trainer in workshop transparency, the new Netherlands Lawyers Act 2015, FBE Bilbao
  • Trainer inhouse cursus Advocatentuchtrecht, DM Academy, 5 February 2015
  • Trainer inhouse cursus Wwft voor Advocaten, DM Academy, 29 January 2015
  • Trainer in masterclass op Advocatenblad Live 2015 over nieuwe regelgeving voor advocaten 22 January 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 October 2014
  • Panel member of the 11th seminar of the board members of the International Criminal Court (ICC) The Hague, 22 October 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 (Belgium), November 2015


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