Christine Braamskamp is a partner and heads the Investigations, Enforcement and White Collar Department in the firm’s London office. She is also co - Practice Group Coordinator.
Ms. Braamskamp concentrates her practice on multi-jurisdictional white collar crime, internal investigations, ethics and governance, crisis management and health & safety.
Ms. Braamskamp acts for individuals and corporates. Her main areas of focus include:
- internal investigations
- UK Bribery Act / FCPA / Fraud Act and related enforcement action
- CA and FRC related enforcement action
- compliance advice, including relating to whistleblowing and anti-bribery and corruption procedures
- anti-money laundering advisory work, including advising on Suspicious Activity Reports
- incident management procedures
- ethics and anti-bribery and corruption training
- UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and Modern Slavery
- large scale health and safety investigations, inquests and related enforcement action
Ms. Braamskamp is a highly experienced trial lawyer, having conducted trials and other court work since 1994. She advises individuals as well as corporates.
Ms. Braamskamp regularly represents Dutch nationals who face criminal proceedings in England and advises in respect of criminal proceedings in the Netherlands. Having practised in the Netherlands, she has extensive experience in the civil law system.
Ms. Braamskamp is annually recognized by Chambers and Partners UK and Legal 500 UK.
Chambers and Partners 2013 recognizes Ms. Braamskamp as “simply brilliant and qualified to act in both England and Wales and the Netherlands and specialises in financial crime, where she proves to be ‘a truly safe pair of hands for complex fraud work.’ Her client care is truly outstanding and her dedication to her cases is unsurpassed, say those that use her.”
Legal 500 2015 (Crime - Corporate (incl Fraud, Bribery and Corruption)) quotes “Christine Braamskamp is praised as having ʹa wealth of experienceʹ and being ʹan absolute pleasure to work withʹ.”
Legal 500 2015 (Fraud: White Collar Crime) quotes “…the group at K&L Gates LLP includes the highly recommended Christine Braamskamp, and advised a number of high-profile individuals on both national and international investigations.”
Legal 500 2015 (Health & Safety) describes Ms. Braamskamp as “a key contact” and references the work done in respect of crisis management.
Legal 500 2016 (Health & Safety) says “K&L Gates LLP is ‘highly experienced in the construction sector’, where it acts for clients including Laing O’Rourke and Allegheny Technologies. The ‘extremely user-friendly’ Christine Braamskamp leads the practice, which focuses on criminal work.”
Legal 500 2016 (Corporate Crime) describes Ms. Braamskamp as a ‘walking one-stop shop’ for criminal advocacy.
Legal 500 2016 (White Collar Crime) says “The team at K&L Gates LLP makes use of the firm’s financial services and commercial litigation departments when handling fraud and financial crime matters.” Christine Braamskamp is noted as a key name.
Chambers and Partners 2016 (Financial Crime: Corporates) says “Barrister Christine Braamskamp "is able to turn complex law on difficult subjects into engaging topics for my business," according to one client, who continues: "She is extremely client-friendly, able to deal with ambiguity and complexity very well, responsive and an absolute pleasure to work with."
Ms. Braamskamp was named as a rising star in litigation by Legal Week in 2016.
Legal 500 2017:
Practice head Christine Braamskamp has a strong client base of Dutch nationals, and is ‘an extraordinarily hardworking lawyer with a keen ability to get to the heart of a case’.
Chambers & Partners 2018
Sources note her "very strong pedigree as a lawyer and advocate," with one saying: "She is brilliant with clients, can see things from both the solicitor and the barrister sides so knows precisely how to prepare a case, and is someone you would instruct if you were in trouble."
Ms. Braamskamp was named in Who's Who Legal: Investigations 2017 and 2018 as a leading practitioner in cross-border internal investigations.