Yvo is an absolute expert in the field of economic sanctions and export controls. Yvo’s practice focuses on all aspects of international trade law as well as adjacent issues, such as anti-money laundering, anti-terrorism financing legislation and ABAC regulations. Having a background in both civil law and litigation as well as financial supervision legislation, Yvo is known for his cross-sectoral knowledge of sanctions and export control-related administrative and civil (litigation) matters. Yvo advises and represents many internationally operating companies and financial institutions both in relation to compliance matters and in investigations and enforcement cases. He is often engaged in large and complex multi-jurisdictional matters.

Clients value Yvo for his fast-thinking and his sharp and clear legal analyses, based on a broad and in-depth knowledge of both the law and the practice, as well as his approachability and his dedication to the client.

Yvo regularly publishes in legal magazines and teaches courses on sanctions and export controls at several universities in the Netherlands, and is regularly addressed by the European Commission for input on the market practice in relation to the EU Russia sanctions.

Yvo is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and a prominent Dutch television specialist on sanctions. Yvo has been interviewed on national television (NOS Journaal, RTL Nieuws, RTL Z Nieuws, EenVandaag, Nieuwsuur, Zembla) as well as on the radio (Radio 1, BNR Newsradio) numerous times. Yvo is also regularly quoted in the newspapers (FD, Volkskrant, NRC, Trouw, De Groene Amsterdammer, Eindhoven’s Dagblad, NOS.nl, NU.nl) on sanctions and export control-related matters. Yvo is frequently requested by other law firms and by courts to act as an external “sanctions and export control expert” in civil court cases in the Netherlands and abroad.

In 2017, Yvo was awarded the prize for the world’s best young practitioner sanctions and export controls by the renowned specialist magazine WorldECR.