Mr. C.J.J. (Christian) Visser studied law at Maastricht University and the University of Westminster in London. He started his career at the Zuidas where he was sworn in as a lawyer in 2006. He made his debut in criminal law with Theo Hiddema.
In addition to being a criminal lawyer, he is an arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne (Switzerland).
Christian Visser has been a partner at Meijers Canatan Advocaten since 2015.
He specialises in international criminal law and football related matters. He frequently acts in international drug cases, major violent cases (including murder) and in financial-economic cases involving (large-scale) fraud and money laundering. He has specific knowledge of extradition and surrender procedures.
Also foreign supporters with Dutch business know where to find him. He assisted supporters of Schalke '04, Celtic, AC Milan AS Roma and Paok Saloniki and is a member of the Fan Lawyers Network of Football Supporters Europe.
Christian Visser gives an annual lecture on football violence at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. He is also regularly asked to give lectures on football related (criminal) matters.
Register of jurisdictions and supervision
Christian Visser has registered the following areas of law in the Register of Jurisdictions of the Dutch Bar Association:
This registration obliges him to earn ten training points in each registered area of law each calendar year in accordance with the standards of the Dutch Bar Association.
Since Mr. Visser works at the Amsterdam office, he is supervised by the Amsterdam Bar Association.
Christian Visser is a.o. affiliated with:
- Netherlands Bar Association (NOVA)
- Netherlands Association of Young Defence Counsel (NVJSA)
- Nederlandse Vereniging van Strafrechtadvocaten (NVSA) (Dutch Association of Defence Counsel)
At Meijers Canatan Advocaten we use experienced interpreters. Some languages we speak ourselves. Christian Visser masters the following languages: