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Roel Kerckhoffs

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Hertoghs advocaten

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


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.


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.


Dutch, English, German, French


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


Tax Law, Tilburg University 1998

Criminal Law, Leiden University 2001

Dutch Bar Exam 2002


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.


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.

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