Mr Neyah van der Aa > Van Doorne > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

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Neyah specialises in criminal defense and investigations, with a particular focus on financial economic crime, anti-money laundering legislation, international sanctions regulations and fraud. Neyah helps companies and boards prevent violations of laws and regulations, for instance by implementing compliance measures. Neyah also assists companies and boards in the event of a potential breach of laws and regulations, including by conducting investigations, taking remedial action and preparing for potential government enforcement. Neyah has acted as counsel in some of the most high-profile enforcement cases in the Netherlands and has broad experience in defending companies that are the subject of complex national and international investigations, both by criminal investigative and prosecutorial agencies (e.g. the FIOD and the Dutch Public Prosecution Office) and by administrative enforcement agencies (e.g. the AFM and DNB). Neyah often cooperates closely with other internal and external experts, such as internal auditors and forensic accountants. Neyah regularly publishes and gives lectures on compliance, investigations and international sanctions.


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Netherlands > Fraud and white-collar crime

(Next Generation Partners)

Neyah van der Aa – Van Doorne

Van Doorne‘s criminal defence and investigations team advises a range of clients on a broad spectrum of international as well as domestic criminal and regulatory enforcement and investigatory and compliance matters. Jan Leliveld focuses on criminal litigation in fraud and bribery cases, sanctions, environmental criminal law and economic offences. The experienced Ed van Liere represents clients in disputes concerning anti-money laundering, anti-corruption and sanctions. Neyah van der Aa, who joined the firm in 2022 from Allen & Overy LLP, acts as counsel in high-profile criminal and regulatory enforcement cases, while Vanessa Liem is entrusted with business compliance matters and internal investigations. Rutger ten Ham and Frederike Ahlers are key associates; the former is experienced in assisting clients during dawn raids and the latter is skilled in labour accident investigations.

Netherlands > Banking and finance: Financial services regulatory

Jelmer Baukema, Daan Horsthuis and Neyah van der Aa head the financial services regulatory practice at Van Doorne. The multidisciplinary team is noted for its expertise in alternative finance and securities, where it is active in matters involving market entry, product development and ongoing compliance for banks and other financial clients. In addition, the firm advises fund/asset managers and institutional investors (including pension funds and insurance companies) on Dutch and European regulations, such as AIFMD, UCITS and MiFID. Other key drivers of work include anti-money laundering, sanctions and market abuse matters, as well as regulatory investigations and litigation.