The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Hertoghs advocaten

WILLEMSTRAAT 1-3,, PO BOX 4729, 4803 ES BREDA, NETHERLANDS
Tel:
Work +31 88 520 2266
Fax:
Fax +31 88 520 2288
Email:
Web:
www.hertoghsadvocaten.nl/en/home/
Amsterdam, Breda, Rotterdam

Roel Kerckhoffs

Tel:
Work +31 (0) 88 520 22 66
Email:
Web:
www.hertoghsadvocaten.nl
Hertoghs advocaten

Work Department

Fraud and white collar crime, Tax fraud, Supreme Court litigation

Position

Roel Kerckhoffs is managing partner of Hertoghs Advocaten, a Dutch boutique law firm specialized in white collar crime cases, tax fraud cases and tax litigation.

Career

Roel’s career started as a tax consultant working for KPMG Meyburg & Co. After four years he decided to switch from consultancy to litigation. As an associate of Houthoff Buruma he became an attorney specialized in tax litigation. In 1994 he joined Hertoghs in which firm he extended his scope to white collar crime and tax crime cases. In 2001 he became a partner of Hertoghs.

During his career as a white collar crime attorney Roel Kerckhoffs advised a lot of big companies (national and international) and high net wealth private people. He has also magnificent experience in procedures before the Dutch Supreme Court.

Confidentiality is the most important duty of an attorney which makes that he cannot disclose more details about the cases he did. If possible he prefers to act behind the screens to get a case closed or solved as soon as possible.

Nevertheless he dealt with quite some cases which appeared in the media and gave him also good skills and experience how to deal with the press and to prepare the client in that area.

Roel is the leader of a team of experienced lawyers. He is a team player who knows that the four eyes principle is the minimum condition for excellent quality and success. In case Hertoghs needs more specific skills to achieve the best result he has a big network of other professionals he can engage to enforce the legal team.

His ‘why’ is the human factor. Not only legal know how is necessary for a good legal advice. Knowing your client and opponent and building a strategy how to deal with these ‘human factors’ are even more important for an excellent result.

Languages

Dutch, English, German, French

Member

Dutch bar, Dutch association of tax attorneys (president 2011 - 2014), International Bar Association, International Fiscal Association, Association of fiscal ‘cassatiespecialisten’

Education

Tax Law, Tilburg University 1998

Criminal Law, Leiden University 2001

Dutch Bar Exam 2002

Leisure

Lecturer at the Tilburg University, criminal tax law.

Author of a number of legal publications.

Speaker and/or panelist on various national and international (IBA) seminars.


Netherlands

Fraud and white-collar crime

Within: Fraud and white-collar crime

Boutique firm Hertoghs Advocaten offers expertise in tax and white-collar criminal defence work. Anke Feenstra, Peter van Hagen, Ivo Leenders and Roel Kerckhoffs are the names to note.

[back to top]


Back to index

Legal Developments in Netherlands

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • Dynamic Contracts: Changing employment practices in the digital era

    Digital platforms designed to deliver professional services are changing the European employment landscape as both employers  and workers look for more flexible ways to work.
  • New Late Payments Directive

    Despite the implementation of Directive 2000/35/EC on combating late payment in commercial transactions in 2002, the European Commission (the “Commission”) concluded in 2008 that late payments were still widespread in the EU. It also turned out that public authorities in certain Member States were stipulating unjustifiably long contractual payment periods for transactions.
  • Amendment of the Collective Redundancy Notification Act

    On 1 March 2012 the Collective Redundancy Notification Act (Wet Melding Collective Outslug, "WACO") will be amended. What changes does this involve?
  • New Corporate Law Legislation

    In the field of corporate law, there are four (coming) Acts that attract attention, namely the introduction of the tenth book of the Dutch Civil Code, the amendment of the Marital Property Act and, to conclude, the coming entry into effect of the Management and Supervision Act and the Flexibilization of BV Act. Please find below a short explanation of each Act.
  • Shipping & Transport - Netherlands

    Attaching maritime assets in insolvency
    - AKD
  • The employment of foreign workers. What issues do you need to be aware of as an employer?

    The employment of foreign workers regularly raises questions. A brief summary of the most important areas of attention will be dealt with in this article.
    - AKD
  • Non-solicitation agreement violated via LinkedIn

    A non-solicitation agreement usually restricts the ability of an employee - after an employment contract has ended - to approach the clients of the former employer. The former employee of a software company recently discovered that the scope of such an agreement can also include contacts made via LinkedIn.
    - AKD
  • NETHERLANDS AS A GLOBAL FINANCE CENTRE

    Few jurisdictions can boast a foreign direct investment record like the Netherlands. As the world's seventh largest inward receiver of investments, housing approximately 9000 foreign-owned companies, the country's dynamic business environment provides an invaluable insight into macro investment trends.
    - AKD
  • Forming a company in the Netherlands

    The Netherlands and Dutch law The Netherlands is a perfect business location for foreign entrepreneurs (2,000 subsidiaries in Amsterdam, 140,000 jobs). It is the gateway to densely populated Western Europe and has a well-developed logistic and technical infrastructure.
  • Leasing of commercial premises in the Netherlands

    Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";} Dutch Law distinguishes two categories of commercial premises. Depending on the type of premises or the purpose for which it is used, they are referred to as: