Hall Of Fame

Fraud and white-collar crime in Netherlands

De Roos & Pen

With extensive expertise in criminal tax law, De Roos & Pen is a boutique criminal law firm that specialises in complex fraud cases. The team frequently conducts internal investigations for the financial sector and advises on compliance and corporate governance issues. Lisa van der Wal is experienced in international fraud matters, including money laundering, corruption, and document forgery. Niels van der Laan is ‘a highly intelligent and skilled attorney’ who regularly acts in high-profile criminal defence cases. Other prominent members of the team include Marnix van der Werf, who has more than 25 years of experience navigating criminal cases, and Thomas Felix, who is recommended for multijurisdictional compliance issues.

Practice head(s):

Lisa van der Wal; Niels van der Laan

Other key lawyers:

Thomas Felix; Jantien Dekkers; Brendan Newitt; Marnix van der Werf


‘Niels van der Laan is the one you want on your side in criminal matters. Niels is a highly intelligent and skilled attorney. He understands both the law and the client. He manages expectations and goes all the extra miles in order to achieve the best outcome possible.’

‘Lisa van der Wal is, in my experience, an outstanding and very experienced lawyer. She is very well informed on the procedures and important “do’s and dont’s” of court.’

‘Brendan Newitt is extremely well-versed in matters relating to cyber-crime, modern investigative techniques, and EU-law. Niels van der Laan is very analytical and detail-focused and finds openings and opportunities where no-one else can. Jantien Dekkers is smart, creative, diligent, and fearless; I would recommend her without a doubt.’


JahaeRaymakers retains its position as ‘top-notch white-collar firm’ in the Netherlands. The firm often handles complex cross-border investigations and compliance matters, including money-laundering, anti-corruption, and bribery. The ‘very experienced, knowledgeable and responsive’ team is particularly skilled at handling high-profile fraud cases. Dian Brouwer is recommended for internal investigations into allegations of fraud and corruption, while Jurjan Geertsma is an expert regarding sanctions and risk management. Cathalijne Van der Plas is also noted for her experience advising on international judgement enforcement and asset recovery. Further standout members of the team include Han Jahae, Thom Dieben, and Susanne van Breukelen.

Practice head(s):

Jurjan Geertsma; Han Jahae; Dian Brewer; Cathalijne van der Plas; Susanne van Breukelen; Thom Dieben

Other key lawyers:

Oscar Pluimer


‘Dian Brouwer stands out due to his exceptional depth of research, unwavering honesty, and meticulous attention to detail. His extensive experience and profound knowledge are evident in his expert counsel, providing us with a reliable foundation for decision-making.’

‘Cathalijne van der Plas is a highly respected specialist in private international law, with a wide range of experience advising not only high-profile clients, but also law firms (both national and international) with regard to jurisdiction of civil courts, applicable law and recognition and enforcement.’

‘The firm has the reputation for being a top-notch white-collar crime firm. They also have an in-depth knowledge in the field of private international law and public international law.’

‘They are exceptionally knowledgeable of the law as well as of the prosecutors and the defense bar. Their advice is insightful and practical. They also are good people to work with.’

‘We commend JahaeRaymakers for their exceptional professionalism, unwavering reliability, and steadfast commitment to delivering high-quality work.’

‘Jurjan Geertsma is a great lawyer. He has extensive experience of advising corporates and individual suspects and witnesses on regulatory and law enforcement investigations and prosecutions involving allegations relating to fraud, bribery and corruption and money laundering. Great risk and reputation manager.’

‘Thom Dieben is very knowledgeable both in criminal and civil law but also particularly in the field of European law.’

Susanne van Breukelen is capable, responsive, approachable and pleasant to work with.


NautaDutilh has a strong corporate crime and corporates investigations team, comprised of experts in criminal law who have experience handling complex out of court settlements as well as representing companies before the Dutch Supreme Court. Managing partner Marike Bakker is at the forefront of the team with nearly three decades of experience advising on fraud as well as tax and criminal law. Leading the team alongside her, Francien Rense is highly sought after for international matters relating to enforcement, compliance, and sanctions. Léon Wijsman and Simone Honig are also prominent members of the team.

Practice head(s):

Marike Baker; Francine Rense

Other key lawyers:

Leon Wijsman; Simone Honig


‘The Corporate Crime and Corporate investigations team of NautaDutilh stands out for their expertise. They handle high profile case, and as one of the few bigger law firms, they also represent their clients in court.’

‘Marike Bakker is a very intelligent and clever lawyer. She has in-depth knowledge of the case, and she walks the extra mile for her clients. She is a pleasure to work with.’

‘The Nauta team is highly experienced and has the respect and trust of the Dutch public Prosecutors.’

‘Marike and Francien are outstanding. Their analyzing skills, sharp advice and honest feedback were very valuable from a legal perspective.’

‘Marike Bakker stands out as a very knowledgeable and strongly engaged partner of NautaDutilh’s Fraud and White-Collar Crime practice. Marike’s skill set and experience in handling challenging and complicated regulatory investigations is exceptional.’

‘The Nauta team in the Netherlands distinguishes itself by demonstrating not only highly professional legal expertise, but also having an acute awareness of changing norms in society and how these might influence the development of law.’

‘Francien Rense is a highly skilled and experienced practitioner.’

Key clients

Cooperative Rabobank U.A.


Nam (Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij)

Payvision (ING)

NS (Dutch National Railway)

Deutsche Bank










Work highlights

  • Assisting and representing Rabobank in the market leading and highly publicized criminal investigation started in 2022 into alleged violations of Dutch anti-money laundering legislation.
  • Assisting and representing the NAM in a market-leading environmental criminal case.
  • Assisting and representing Payvision, a subsidiary of ING and payment-service-provider, in a criminal investigation into alleged violations of Dutch anti-money laundering legislation.


Stibbe continues to prove itself as a market-leading firm for white-collar crime and fraud. With a ‘powerful litigation team’, the firm is fully capable at handling all aspects of corporate criminal law cases. In addition to assisting with domestic and international internal investigations, the team regularly advises on tax fraud, market abuse, environmental crimes, and violations of working conditions, among other matters. Daan Doorenbos is ‘an outstanding defense lawyer’ with more than three decades of experience. He leads the team alongside Muriël Rosing, who specialises in economic offences such as corruption, fraud, and money laundering. Other key members of the team include Monique van der Linden, who frequently advises high-profile companies, and Jakoline Winkels for her contributions to some of the firm’s most significant cases.

Practice head(s):

Daan Doorenbos; Muriel Rosing

Other key lawyers:

Monique van der Linden; Jakoline Winkels


‘This team is the best of the best. All team members are fully dedicated, they provide excellent quality, and they always respond swiftly.’

‘Daan is an outstanding defense lawyer and has been for decades. Muriel does not stand in any shadow. On the contrary, she has become a bright and shining star as well.’

‘Daan Doorenbos stands out; he is a very intelligent lawyer and a strategic thinker. He handles all kinds of high-profile cases. Muriel Rosing has high standards and walks the extra mile for her clients. She is very responsive and hands on.’

‘They are experts with in-depth knowledge across the full range of environmental legislation and they are available to provide practical advice at short notice.’

‘Stibbe has a powerful litigation team.’

‘The firm stands out for the outstanding knowledge and expertise of the Stibbe partners and associates in the field of fraud and white-collar crime, their people-oriented client service delivery mindset, and their ability and drive to deliver in time high quality legal advice.’

‘Monique van der Linden offers outstanding legal advisory services. She is a rising star in the Dutch legal practice of Stibbe.’

‘Daan Doorenbos is a reputable and top of the bill litigator in white-collar matters. He is a strategic thinker and his grasp of tricky legal questions is unrivaled. He delivers his work quickly and efficiently and he is a force to be reckoned with in a courtroom.’

Work highlights

Van Doorne

Van Doorne's full-service offering allows the criminal defence and investigations team full access to all the resources and expertise available in the firm’s robust litigation practice. The team frequently advises accounting firms, law firms, and other professional service providers. Jan Leliveld is a well-regarded defense lawyer who is recommended for cases concerning fraud, bribery, sanctions, and environmental law offences. Vanessa Liem specialises in internal investigations and business compliance with a cross-border element, while Neyah van der Aa is especially skilled at high-profile enforcement cases in the Netherlands. The team was strengthened by the addition of Loes Wilbrink, who brings in-house experience advising businesses on compliance and ethical matters.

Practice head(s):

Jan Leliveld; Vanessa Liem; Neyah van der Aa

Other key lawyers:

Rutger ten Ham; Frederike Ahlers; Loes Wilbrink; Ed van Liere


‘Van Doorne works on a case with a highly skilled and committed team of lawyers. Their experience and skill ensures great confidence in difficult cases.’

‘Neyah van der Aa is a “heavyweight” regulatory specialist. He has extensive knowledge of the AML framework, sanctions and supervision by DCB. He is very responsive and always “on the ball” when providing legal advice.’

‘Neyah van der Aa, Vanessa Liem, and Jan Leliveld all standout as star practitioners.’

‘The team’s solution-oriented mindset is truly commendable. They quickly identify the root cause of an issue, propose solutions and implement them effectively.’

‘The Van Doorne team maintains good contacts with the Public Prosecution Service, as a result of which they have already been able to reach several large settlements with the Public Prosecution Service on behalf of their clients.’

‘The team is in a good position to handle large, complex cases quickly and efficiently, as well as larger corporate investigations.’

‘Frederike Ahlers is a very committed and knowledgeable lawyer. She is easily accessible, responds quickly and is very knowledgeable. An incredibly fine team player.’

‘Rutger ten Ham is a very calm-headed lawyer with great legal knowledge. He finds a great balance between practical advice and the legal fundamentals in his advice.’

Work highlights

Wladimiroff Advocaten

Located in The Hague, Wladimiroff Advocaten is a boutique law firm that offers a comprehensive service for fraud and white-collar crime with a particular expertise in forensic IT matters. The team has garnered a market-leading reputation for its work on cases relating to fraud, embezzlement, environmental law, money laundering, and corruption. Robbert de Bree regularly deals with sanctions, international fraud, and economic criminal matters. Frans Sijbers specialises in tax and criminal law, while Gert-Jan Elsen often handles high-profile matters for large corporations. Further key members of the team include Jop Spijkerman, Alexander De Swart, and Léon de Jager.

Practice head(s):

Francis Sijbers; Gert-Jan Elsen; Jop Spijkerman; Alexander the Swart; Robbert de Bree; Leon De Jager


‘Wladimiroff is one of the best boutique criminal law firms in the Netherlands. They are pretty full service for criminal law issues and are well known for their white-collar skills. They have a hands-on approach as well as transparent and fair billing.’

‘Robbert de Bree is the go-to partner for multi-jurisdictional cross border corruption or sanctions cases. Also, Frans Sijbers and Jop Spijkerman are very much on top of their game.’

‘Robbert de Bree is extremely knowledgeable and a creative thinker.’

‘The team has high-quality individuals. Robbert de Bree is at the top of his game and so is Jop Spijkerman.’

‘Jop Spijkerman is up and coming. He is very intelligent, smart and easy to work with.’

‘They are a nice boutique firm and are especially well regarded for the defence of individuals and for tax defence as well.’

‘Robbert de Bree is recommended for corporate criminal litigation. Frans Sijbers is also an excellent criminal tax attorney.’


Work highlights


AKD is home to a ‘thoroughly efficient’ corporate criminal law team that advises on all aspects of white-collar crime, including corporate investigations, international sanctions, severe health and safety violations, and export controls. In addition to this, the firm regularly advises on money laundering, bribery, and cybercrime. Vincent de Bruijn is ‘an exceptional legal mind’ who often acts for business service providers as well as international engineering and transport companies. Heading the practice alongside him is Frits Schneider, who specialises in financial and economic criminal law; he is recommended for fraud cases and has great capabilities with handling lengthy criminal matters.

Practice head(s):

Vincent de Bruijn; Frits Schneider


‘They have a thoroughly efficient team able to handle problems quickly and neatly.’

‘The team is very responsive and available at short notice. AKD also has one of the best administrative law sections in the country, so especially where problems arise that require attention from both a criminal law and administrative law perspective AKD is an excellent choice.’

‘Vincent de Bruijn is an exceptional legal mind, always available to analyze issues quickly and efficiently, and suggest the most expedient routes to a solution. He is also well versed in digital investigation methods and there is frankly frightfully little he does not know about white collar crime and investigations.’

Work highlights

  • Advising a potential dual-use goods manufacturer on compliance issues around exports to blacklisted countries.
  • Advising a business that did not acquire all necessary permits to transport explosive gases necessary to fight against Covid-19.
  • Advising a supplier to a major Dutch municipality in relation to suspected bribes paid to a public official.

Allen & Overy LLP

The white-collar crime & corporate investigations team at Allen & Overy LLP is spearheaded by Patrick Ploeger, who frequently handles internal cross-border investigations into corruption, fraud, and accounting irregularities, among other matters. The team, which regularly deals with regulators and criminal authorities, has extensive experience handling investigations that traverse multiple jurisdictions and is skilled at resolving matters both in and out of court. Standout members of the team include Kim Helwegen for her expertise in tax and criminal law as well as Sjoerd Lopik, who is recommended for internal investigations and environmental matters. Hendrik Jan Biemond has retired from the firm.

Practice head(s):

Patrick Ploeger

Other key lawyers:

Kim Helwegen; Sjoerd Lopik; Brechje van der Velden


‘The team is capable, hands-on and available. Their use of technical possibilities is excellent.’

‘Patrick Ploeger is and remains one of the most preferred partners to work with. He is pleasant and advises with true impact. He is also intelligent, providing solutions and alternatives to the challenges presented. ’

‘The team consists of strong professionals at every level that are very responsive and deliver high quality work.’

Key clients




Open Pass Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised ING, a global financial institution, on concurrent Dutch and U.S. investigations by various Dutch criminal authorities and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
  • Advised SHV, a large Dutch corporate conglomerate, in relation to allegations of bribery, fraud and violations of international sanctions by various business units in the Middle East, Africa, East Asia and other regions.
  • Advised EY on a criminal investigation regarding alleged violations of the Dutch Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Prevention) Act.

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

Working closely with its offices in Shanghai, London, and Brussels, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek continues to prove itself as a go-to firm for multijurisdictional internal investigations and enforcement matters. Marnix Somsen is at the forefront of the regulatory and criminal enforcement team; he is particularly skilled at handling international enforcement for various matters, including bribery and anti-corruption. Co-leading the team alongside him, Roan Lamp is another exceptional source of advice for clients seeking guidance on global compliance and investigation matters in the Netherlands as well as across Asian jurisdictions. Marlies de Waard and Sebastiaan Kool are also noted for their experience in corporate criminal law.

Practice head(s):

Marnix Somsen; Roan Lamp

Other key lawyers:

Marlies de Waard; Sebastian Kool


‘Marnix Somsen is a good communicator. He has excellent strategic views.’

‘The fraud and white-collar crime practice is literally one call or email away. They have an excellent understanding of the law and the way it is applied and interpreted. Their relationship with all stakeholders is very good, meaning that they are able to navigate the enforcement landscape and know what the client can expect.’

‘Marnix Somsen has a deep understanding of the law and the manner in which the law is enforced and interpreted. He has excellent customer relation-skills.’

‘They are great out of the box thinkers, they have a great teamwork spirit, and they deliver what they promise on time within budget.’

‘They really know their clients and their needs. They have a high level of innovative thinking and high moral standards.’

Key clients

Glencore International AG

ABN Amro





Amsterdam Airport




Lelystad Airport

Astra Oil Trading N.V.

SBM Offshore



Work highlights

  • Representing Glencore in relation to alleged bribery issues in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that is being investigated by the Dutch Public Prosecutions Office.
  • Assisted Philips N.V. in its legal defense across various jurisdictions.
  • Represented ABN AMRO Bank in connection with a criminal investigation into the bank’s compliance with applicable AML requirements.

Hertoghs advocaten

With expertise in tax litigation matters, Hertoghs Advocaten advises a diverse range of clients, including multinationals, large companies, and high-profile individuals such as CEOs, tax advisors, and accountants. Anke Feenstra is highly skilled at handling matters regarding money laundering, tax fraud, bankruptcy fraud, and sanction violations. Judith de Boer has experience handling serious fraud investigations, cybercrime, and international criminal matters. Mariëlle Boezelman is also recommended as a defense attorney who is talented at reaching out of court settlements, and Peter Van Hagen is noted for his strategic handling of tax cases.

Practice head(s):

Anke Feenstra; Judith de Boer; Mariëlle Boezelman; Peter van Hagen

Other key lawyers:

Judith Gijsen


‘The firm stands out for its quality and hard work.’

‘Being a lawyer, especially in white-collar crime, requires people skills. Judith de Boer and Marielle Boezelman are both excellent, also in situations where the client is not the easiest individual to work with.’

‘As a boutique practice in white-collar crime, they are available, reliable and diligent.’

‘Anke Feenstra and Judith de Boer are very competent for the defence of individuals.’

‘Judith de Boer is fully dedicated and very knowledgeable in the fraud and white-collar crime, including tax related. She has a significant experience in this field and she achieves very good results.’

‘They are absolutely a top firm in the field of criminal tax law. They are very knowledgeable in criminal tax law, as evidenced by the many publications by this firm’s lawyers. I don’t think there is another firm that can compete with them in the field of criminal tax law.’

‘Excellent combination of expertise and out of the box thinking. They are also well organized, and the office responds quickly.’

Work highlights


The investigations and public enforcement team at Houthoff is a go-to advisor for large companies and banks regarding corporate investigations, allegations of fraud, and regulatory enforcement matters. Led by Vincent Affourtit, the team has in-depth experience handling international sanctions, environmental offences, and compliance programmes. With her previous experience as a public prosecutor, Marianne Bloos is an excellent source of advice for prosecution matters and is skilled at handling settlements and transactions. Frank Mattheijer is another notable member of the team who advises on fraud, corruption, and internal investigations. Hans Londonck Sluijk  left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Vincent Affourtit

Other key lawyers:

Marianne Bloos; Frank Mattheijer

Key clients



Royal FloraHolland

Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance

Fortenova Group

Work highlights

  • Assisting Credit Agricole Consumer Finance Nederland on enforcement investigations by Dutch financial regulators and related internal corporate investigations.
  • Advising the Supervisory Board of the Dutch insurance giant Bovemij and has performed a substantial corporate investigation following a whistle blower’s report addressing compliance issues directly involving the institution’s Executive Board.
  • Advising Vestia, one of the Netherland’s largest public housing associations on various matters relating to the unwinding of its €20 billion derivatives portfolio, including a corporate investigation process involving allegations of bribery.

Simmons & Simmons

The crime, fraud and investigation team at Simmons & Simmons covers a broad spectrum of white-collar crime matters, including bribery and corruption, international sanctions, environmental crime litigation, and compliance. In addition to this, the firm has developed expertise in the area of cybercrime. David Schreuders leads the practice and is highly experienced in defending corporate crime matters with more than three decades of experience. Willemijn Warnaars is another key member of the team who represents both individuals and companies on a variety of offences under corporate criminal law with a particular focus on money laundering and cryptocurrencies.

Practice head(s):

David Schreuders

Other key lawyers:

Willemijn Warnaars; Nosh van der Voort


‘The team operates extremely close to the client, knows the relevant background and history and is able to scale up internally if necessary. They are reachable and fast.’

‘Both David Schreuders and Willemijn Warnaars have extensive knowledge in the field and go the extra mile if and when needed. They are proactive, fast and accurate. They have proven to be very reliable and resourceful.’

‘David Schreuders is a very experienced criminal law lawyer. He is very nice to work with and very easy to reach out to.’

Key clients

Delta Airlines Inc.

Chelsea FC

Binance Digital Limited

GrondGoudZilver BV

TATA Steel


Unilever plc

Stichting Hippo Mundo Charity

Tornado Cash developer

Work highlights

  • Represented one of the developers of crypto mixer Tornado Cash in a money laundering investigation, the first of its kind against an IT programmer.
  • Advised TATA Steel in the Netherlands on an environmental crime related issue regarding the production of cokes, as part of their steel manufacturing process.
  • Advised English football club Chelsea FC on a compliance issue as regards the EU sanctions against Russia, prior to the sale of the club by the sanctioned individual and majority shareholder Mr. Roman Abramovich to an American investor.


Headed by Kees van de Meent with his extensive expertise in multijurisdictional bankruptcy and insolvency matters, the team at Florent focuses on civil fraud matters and is home to ‘leading asset recovery specialists’. The firm also has an in-house forensic accountant, which adds to the team’s capabilities in handling complex and high-value fraud investigations. Having worked on many of the firm’s high-stakes cases, Jurgen Van Den Heuvel is recommended for international asset tracing and recovery as well as civil fraud litigation matters.

Practice head(s):

Kees van de Meent

Other key lawyers:

Jurgen Van Den Heuvel


‘Kees van de Meent is a highly regarded insolvency lawyer and handles complex civil fraud cases. It is a pleasure to work with him.’

‘Kees van de Meent has a strong knowledge about complex asset recovery cases. He is a leading asset recovery specialist.’

‘Kees van de Meent offers a unique combination of insolvency law and cross-border asset recovery in corruption cases. His many years of experience in insolvency law and his membership of FraudNet make him eminently suited to advise parties prejudiced as a consequence of international commercial fraud. In addition, he represents companies, managing directors, supervisory directors and creditors in the area of international insolvency law.’

‘Great team. They are hands-on and produce high-quality work. Also, they are pleasant to work with. The possess all the skills you would need for an asset recovery case are present in the team.’

‘Kees van de Meent is outstanding. He is the person to go to for the strategy. Jurgen van de Heuvel also delivers really good work and is a great person.’

‘One of the leading Dutch firms in civil asset recovery and bankruptcy fraud.’

‘The team is highly skilled and they are willing to go the extra mile for the client to ensure the timely completion of a given product, even if it means working under time pressure. The team is also really good at communicating and informing their clients about the ongoing process.’

Jebbink Soeteman advocaten

Jebbink Soeteman advocaten is a boutique firm that focusses on general criminal law as well as white-collar crime. The team regularly advises on cybercrime, money laundering, sanction violations, and fraud, among other matters. Rosa van Zijl is a thorough and dedicated lawyer’ who specialises in financial and economic criminal proceedings. She leads the team alongside Jeroen Soeteman, who is recommended for his skills within the courtroom, as well as Petra van Kampen, a ‘very experienced white-collar crime attorney with a great reputation’ who has extensive experience handling cases related to fraud and environmental offences.

Practice head(s):

Jeroen Soeteman; Rosa van Zijl; Petra van Kampen

Other key lawyers:

Tosca Urbanus; Jaantje Kramer


‘The firm is a well-known boutique with a broad range of criminal defence expertise, including fraud and white-collar crime.’

‘Jebbink Soeteman advocaten is one of the leading law firms is the Netherlands when it comes to in-court defence of executives and directors. Their knowledge, both regarding legal academics as legal practice, is top level.’

‘Jebbink Soeteman advocaten’s fraud and white-collar crime practice is truly exceptional and among the best in the industry. What sets them apart is their hands-on approach, characterized by an unwavering commitment to client success. They handle international and local matters with remarkable efficiency and speed, ensuring that clients’ needs are addressed promptly.’

‘Jeroen Soeteman and Jaantje Kramer are unequivocally the best in their field. What distinguishes them is their unparalleled expertise, marked by a deep understanding of fraud and white-collar crime that surpasses that of their competitors.’

‘Jebbink Soeteman advocaten is highly regarded in the field, with special attention to matters regarding fundamental issues and human rights.’

‘Their fraud and white-collar crime practice was recently bolstered with the lateral move by Petra van Kampen, a strong criminal litigator with a strong track record defending individuals facing white collar crime allegations. Additionally, Rosa van Zijl and Jaantje Kramer are very capable and dedicated.’

‘Petra van Kampen is very competent, a real defence lawyer. Rosa van Zijl is also a thorough and dedicated lawyer.”

‘The lawyers have a great passion for their work. Jeroen Soeteman is an excellent litigator and at his very best in courtrooms. Petra van Kampen is a very experienced white collar crime attorney with a great reputation.’

Work highlights

Jones Day

With a strong global practice, the investigations and white-collar defense team at Jones Day is fully capable of handling cross-border mandates with the US and within Europe. The team advises on anti-corruption, corporate crimes, export controls, and cybercrimes, among other matters. At the forefront of the team, Rick van ‘t Hullenaar is ‘very experienced and knowledgeable about sanctions’. He regularly assists multinationals with risk and compliance assessments, international investigations, and economic sanctions. Ravelle Melissen is another key member of the team, having contributed to many of the firm’s multifaceted international cases.

Practice head(s):

Rick van ‘t Hullenaar

Other key lawyers:

Ravelle Melissen


‘They have excellent linguistic capabilities, availability, regulatory acumen, and advisory sense.’

‘Rick van t’Hullenaar is accessible, efficient, and very experienced and knowledgeable about sanctions mechanisms. He is also very good risk assessment and commercial judgment.’

‘The firm has a nimble team with good knowledge.’

‘Rick van t’Hullenaar is very responsive and hands-on.’

‘They are great innovative thinkers. They deliver what they promise within time and on budget.’

‘They really know their clients and their needs. The demonstrated a high level of innovative thinking and high moral standards.’

Work highlights

Loyens & Loeff

The team at Loyens & Loeff regularly advises on corporate investigations, compliance, and enforcement matters. Among other industries, the firm provides a comprehensive service to clients operating in the energy and financial sectors. The team is headed by Marleen Velthuis, who joined the firm in March 2023 from NautaDutilh. She is experienced at handling criminal investigations into sanction violations, money laundering, and environmental offences. Hamasa Osmani is a further standout member of the practice who advises both Dutch and multinational companies on the implementation of compliance programs to ensure alignment with regulatory requirements.

Practice head(s):

Marleen Velthuis

Other key lawyers:

Hamasa Osmani


‘Marleen Velthuis moved earlier this year from NautaDutilh to Loyens & Loeff. She is an experienced and enthusiastic lawyer.’

‘Loyens & Loeff recently expanded its corporate investigations, compliance & defence team as well as their corporate criminal defence team in the Netherlands. Among others, they attracted Marleen Velthuis as counsel bringing in broad expertise in the field of corporate criminal law. This will allow them to keep handling high-profile cases.’

‘Loyens & Loeff is very service-minded and they also keep track of the latest developments in the specific fields of expertise.’

‘Marleen Velthuis is a very experienced lawyer with broad experience after working at Stibbe and NautaDutilh. Marleen has specialist expertise in environmental criminal law, which also shows from her publications in that field. She is also a board member of the Environmental Law Association and she leads the Dutch chapter of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association.’

‘Marleen has a pragmatic way of working and it is always pleasant to work with her.’

Work highlights

Norton Rose Fulbright

The team at Norton Rose Fulbright is part of the firm’s global regulatory, compliance, and investigations group, allowing for a comprehensive service regarding international matters. The firm handles a variety of investigations, including bribery, money laundering, workplace safety, fraud, and corruption. Sharon Oded heads the practice and regularly handles economic sanctions, international investigations, and global risk compliance risk assessments, among other matters. Britt van Breda is also noted for her ability to navigate sensitive and complex compliance and investigation projects.

Practice head(s):

Sharon Oded

Other key lawyers:

Diederik Tijssen; Britt van Breda


‘Sharon Oded makes the difference. He is excellent professional, very acknowledgeable, and competent. His advice is always spot on. On top of it he is very friendly, approachable and trustworthy.’

Sharon Oded is open to train in-house legal teams, which he does with mastery and with plenty lively study cases. My team still talks about his training years ago. He is sensitive to the special circumstances of clients and adapts when needed.’

‘The fraud and white-collar team of Norton Rose has significant expertise in internal investigations and white-collar crime advice. They are uniquely positioned in the firm’s international network as there is true international cooperation. They are also very innovative where technology is concerned.’

‘Sharon Oded is a very dedicated and diligent professional. He does not shy away from giving honest, strong advice but can also manage the client relationship exceptionally well.’

‘They have great expertise combined with a flexible and practical approach. Their business mindset is also very appreciated.’

Key clients

SBM Offshore N.V.


Signify (formerly: Philips Lighting)

Danone / Nutricia


AFI Europe

NXP Semiconductors

KWS Group

SHV Energy





Hyva Group


Pop Friend Seeds


BCD Travel




South Africa Tourism

Coca Cola (CCEP)


Bristow Group


Work highlights

Sjöcrona van Stigt

Sjöcrona van Stigt is a highly regarded boutique firm that specialises in corporate criminal defence law with offices in Rotterdam and The Hague. The team consists of lawyers that have extensive experience defending corporations as well as individuals on a variety of matters, including breaches of environmental regulations, fraud and corruption, and privilege violations. Enide Perez is noted for her defence work and negotiation skills. Sabine Ten Doesschate and Hans de Jong are both recommended for matters relating to economic crime. Located in The Hague, Thijs Kelder is well practiced at handling supreme court litigation and Caroline de Sitter is an expert at navigating large fraud cases.

Practice head(s):

Enide Perez; Sabine ten Doesschate; Hans de Jong; Nils Gonzales Bos; Marlies van Strien; Caroline de Sitter; Thijs Kelder

Other key lawyers:

Floris Dudok van Heel; Lidewij Bergsma


‘Enide Perez is a leading lawyer in the Netherlands.’

‘The team consist of highly qualified members.’

‘The team has excellent content combined with the right tactics. Furthermore, they have extensive experience in the most complex criminal cases and are a pleasure to work with.’

‘Sabine ten Doesschate has a high standard of knowledge and very pleasant communication. She is very down to earth and great at making a difficult case into an understandable matter. Also, there is very clear in the advice on which steps needs to be taken.’

‘The team gives very high-quality advice, thorough analysis, pleasant communication, excellent accessibility, and can empathize well with the customer.’

‘The team has proven to possess exceptional qualities and their contributions have been invaluable to our collaborative efforts. The firm is able to reduce complex legal issues to understandable and practical advice whilst they know how to keep an eye on the client’s business needs. Especially for firms active in criminal law, this is an invaluable asset.’

‘For supreme court litigation, Thijs Kelder is a go to lawyer. Enide Perez and Hans de Jong provide a solid WCC defence.’

‘The team is well regarded, especially for the defence of individuals. They are very experienced and criminal law background. They are a pleasant and trustworthy firm to work with.’

Work highlights

  • Acting as defence lawyers for companies across a broad range of sectors, including construction, waste processing, chemical and other companies in various cases regarding environmental regulations and severe incidents on petrochemical sites.
  • Advised and defend individuals and corporations in several cross-border fraud and corruption cases, as well as in criminal cases regarding liability for incidents in numerous health-care institutions.
  • Conducted legal proceedings in numerous cases to defend the client/attorney privilege when this has been or is going to be violated during dawn raids and seizures.