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Allen & Overy LLP excels in complex, multi-jurisdictional investigations – both internal and external – involving numerous authorities, an area in which practice head Hendrik Jan Biemond is highly recommended. In addition to its longstanding domestic and international clients, the team recently picked up several new clients across the commodities, manufacturing and media sectors.

Market leaderDe Brauw Blackstone Westbroek has a strong track record representing companies in high-profile enforcement actions brought by Dutch and international authorities. Amsterdam-based Roan Lamp and Patrick Ploeger are recommended. ‘A corporate investigations superstar in a league of his own’, Marnix Somsen heads the firm’s New York office, from where he represents clients in Dutch enforcement actions and investigations by multiple regulators.

A pre-eminent firm in the area’, well-established boutique De Roos & Pen stands out for its ‘high quality and integrity’. Recent instructions span complex corruption, fraud and money-laundering cases. Lian Mannheims is ‘very experienced’, Niels van der Laan shows ‘outstanding judgement’ and Lisa van der Wal has ‘an excellent track record in leading cases’.

NautaDutilh has the size and resources to put together multidisciplinary teams to handle complex investigations spanning fraud, bribery, tax, customs and competition issues. It is particularly active in the financial services space. Rob van der Hoeven and Marike Bakker are recommended.

The corporate criminal law department at Stibbe is led by Daan Doorenbos, a ‘well-reputed attorney, especially recommended in the field of financial crime, front running and insider trading’. Muriël Rosing is also singled out for praise. Clients span several industries, including financial services, telecoms and transport.

Wladimiroff Advocaten is a strong name in the market, with a good track record representing companies and individuals in complex cases. Among the many instructions keeping the team busy recently was its representation of a multinational company in a high-profile corruption investigation; Gert-Jan Elsen, Peter van Russen Groen and Lars Møller handled the case. Jan Leliveld and Ed van Liere joined Van Doorne in January 2017.

Clifford Chance assists major financial institutions in internal and external investigations. Counsel Simone Peek is a key contact; often works alongside colleagues across the firm’s office network in multi-jurisdictional cases.

Hertoghs advocaten acts in complex tax litigation, fraud and criminal defence from its offices in Breda, Rotterdam and Amsterdam. Roel Kerckhoffs, Anke Feenstra and Peter van Hagen are recommended.

Höcker Advocaten is ‘a valuable player in the field of asset recovery’ and is also recognised for its civil fraud practice. Kees Van de Meent and Cathalijne van der Plas are now with new firm Florent, which was established in July 2017.

Houthoff Buruma’s expertise spans regulatory enforcement, criminal environmental cases, criminal tax and internal investigations. The senior level team comprises Alexander de Swart, Vincent Affourtit and Marry de Gaay Fortman.

A smaller firm, but with a lot of experience’, JahaeRaymakers has quickly established itself as a key player in the market, representing companies and individuals in sensitive cases. Jurjan Geertsma is ‘a real expert in the field and easy to approach’. Han Jahae and Carel Raymakers are also recommended.

Jones Day’s Aldo Verbruggen has built up a strong practice representing major multinationals in cross-border criminal investigations and civil litigation. Associate Tessa van Roomen is also recommended.

Loyens & Loeff continues to see significant growth, most recently with the hire of criminal defence lawyer David Emmelkamp from De Roos & Pen in 2016. Sidney Berendsen leads the team, which includes experienced senior associate Susanne van Breukelen.

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