Berfin Altinisik​

Junior Employee Criminal Law

Berfin Altinisik has a keen sense of justice, and seeks to offer tailor-made solutions for criminal law issues. Under the watchful eye of Johan Heymans, she aspires to build a career as a criminal lawyer.

Berfin Altinisik gained a master’s in law from Vrije Universiteit Brussel(cum laude. Being passionate about human rights, she focused on international and European law.

During her studies, she completed several internships at law firms and human rights and international humanitarian law organisations. In addition, she participated with the VUB team in the Frits Kalshoven Competition for International Humanitarian Law, receiving the prize for ‘best pleader’.

Berfin Altinisik joined Van Steenbrugge Advocaten in January 2021.

Degrees and qualifications

Master's in Law, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 2019


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Van Steenbrugge Advocaten


Registered at the Brussels Bar since October 2019
Internship at the Platform for Peace and Justice, 2019
Internship at the Belgian Red Cross – Flanders, 2018
Internship at Lellos P. Demetriades Law Office (Nicosia, Cyprus), 2018
Internship at Just Rights Advocaten, 2016-2017


Legal advice for perpetrators and victims of crime
General and specialised criminal law
Human rights
Capital offences
Sex offences

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