Educational and training background
Michiel Kuyp studied Dutch Law (Criminal Law) as well as Criminology at Leiden University. He was trained as a lawyer by Bas Martens and his skills were later honed by Willem Jebbink and Jeroen Soeteman. He successfully completed his post-graduation in "Criminal Evidence", "Financial Economic Criminal Law" and the "Specialisation in Criminal Law" at the Free University of Amsterdam. He can communicate with you in Dutch, English and German.
Michiel has been working ever since it was legally permissible for him to do so. In the past, he was a lecturer at Leiden University and worked in the Criminal Law Division of The Hague District Court. He then became a criminal lawyer.
Michiel prefers direct communication. He does what he says and does not like false promises. While exclusively practising Criminal Law for several years, his primary focus was on financial and economic criminal law (fraud cases). Nevertheless, he also regularly handles criminal cases, meaning that he can often be found wearing his robes in a variety of courtrooms. He therefore not only possesses the required 'study room wisdom', but he also knows how things actually work in the world of criminal law.
"It is possible to win a criminal case at any stage. Not just at the time of the verdict, but before as well. This is why it is important to define a clear strategy at the earliest possible juncture."
Michiel is regarded as creative and proficient in presenting any point of view with conviction.