Patrick Waeterinckx specializes in Criminal Law and Procedure, with a particular focus on Corporate criminal law and white-collar crime.
Patrick is Master in Law (Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), 1997) and has a degree in risk management from IPO (now Antwerp Management School, 1998)
After a career at the Gendarmerie (1985-1997) and as an in-house counsel in the banking sector (1997-1999), he joined the Brussels Bar in 1999 (Bogaert & Vandemeulebroeke, (later Landwell) and Lawfort). In 2003 he became a member of the Antwerp Bar where he worked for Lawfort, Van Goethem Attorneys, Antaxius and Monard Law, as a partner.
In September 2016 he started his own law office, Waeterinckx Attorneys.
Patrick Waeterinckx is also a lecturer in Criminal Law and Procedure at the Brussels VUB University. Since 2017 he is teacher and corrector for the Special Training in Supreme Court Procedure in Criminal Cases. Previously, he was involved with Antwerp University (UA) as an assistant in Criminal Law and Procedure and with the Antwerp Management School (AMS) as a tutor. Patrick is also a registered fraud auditor (Institute of Fraud Auditors, IFA). Since 2016 he is also holder of the certificate “Special Training in Supreme Court Procedure in Criminal Cases”.
Between 2016 and 2018, Patrick was member of the Parliamentary Inquiry Commission “Out of court settlements”, as an expert.
Patrick is mentioned by ExpertGuides as an expert in “White Collar Crime” for Belgium.
Since 2016 Patrick holds the certificate ‘Special Training Supreme Court Procedure in Criminal Cases’.
Patrick Waeterinckx is the author of several scientific contributions in a series of scientific journals and compilations and is a regular speaker at scientific seminars. He is a member of the editorial boards of the scientific journals Nullum Crimen and RDC (Revue de droit Commercial Belge/TBH (Tijdschrift voor Belgisch Handelsrecht). For the latter journal Patrick is also coordinator of the Business Criminal Law section.