Derk Christiaans

Derk Christiaans

Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.


Derk Christiaans is a senior associate in Baker McKenzie's Amsterdam office and advises (multi)national companies on trade compliance, competition and EU law matters in various industries, including healthcare and life sciences, TMT, and consumer goods and retail.

Practice Focus

Derk advises clients on a wide variety of trade compliance, regulatory and competition law matters. He advises and assists clients with respect to compliance and enforcement issues relating to EU and Dutch sanctions, export controls, anti-boycott laws and trade compliance. In addition, he acts in matters involving merger control, cartels and vertical agreement issues. Derk has further acted for clients in various compliance investigations, both internally and involving government authorities.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Netherlands Bar Association (NOvA)
  • Dutch Competition Law Association

Derk has registered 'general legal practice' as his principal legal practice area in the Netherlands Bar's register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister). Based on this registration, he is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.


  • Amsterdam (2015)


  • Radboud University of Nijmegen (LL.M. International & European Law) (2014)
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Visiting student) (2014)
  • Radboud University of Nijmegen (LL.B. European Law School) (2012)


  • Dutch
  • English

Previous Offices

  • London