Mr Jan Leliveld > Van Doorne > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Van Doorne
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Work Department

Criminal Defense & Investigations


Jan is part of the Criminal Defence & Investigations team. He focuses on fraud cases, environmental criminal law, economic offences and supervisory regulations.

He represents companies and their management in (criminal) enforcement investigations. He has extensive experience in representing managers, public figures and professionals in criminal and disciplinary sensitive matters. He is used to operate discretely under turbulent circumstances.


Jan joined Van Doorne as a partner on 1 January 2017.


English and Dutch


Jan used to be part of the General Council of the Netherlands Bar Association. Jan is deputy justice at the court of appeal in The Hague. Furthermore, he publishes regularly and lectures at the training institute for the judicial system.


Jan read law and business science. He also studied at Sciences Po (Paris) and at Hastings College of the Law (San Francisco).

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Banking and finance: Financial services regulatory

Van Doorne‘s multidisciplinary financial regulatory team works closely with the dedicated fintech group to handle legal and regulatory issues facing entities operating in the paytech, insurtech and pensiontech spheres. In addition, on the financial institutions side, the group is noted for its expertise in alternative finance and securities, where it advises banks and other financial institutions on market access, ongoing regulatory obligations and enforcement. The firm also leverages the expertise of its fraud and white-collar crime team to advise its clients on anti-money laundering, market abuse and sanctions, and it also provides representation in investigations. Elsewhere, pensions and insurance-related matters are other core areas of focus. Vanessa Liem, Jan Leliveld, Roel Botter and Friso Foppes co-head the practice.

Netherlands > Fraud and white-collar crime

Van Doorne is ‘very pleasant to work with, delivers high-quality advice and is very dedicated to its clients and cases’. Its broad practice is well known in the market for enforcement work, internal investigations, representation and defence of clients in court, and compliance matters. Practice co-head Jan Leliveld has notable experience in fraud and bribery cases, sanctions, environmental matters and economic offences. Newly promoted partner and fellow co-head Vanessa Liem has considerable experience in multi-jurisdictional criminal and regulatory enforcement issues. Neyah van der Aa joined from Allen & Overy LLP.