Mrs Vanessa Liem > Van Doorne > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Criminal Defense & Investigations


Vanessa is part of the Criminal Defence & Investigations Team. She focuses on criminal and regulatory enforcement, investigations and business conduct.


Vanessa has broad experience with (international) fraud and integrity investigations and regulatory enforcement, both as lawyer and in-house legal counsel. She provides substantive legal and strategic assistance to clients and works closely with the various expert teams within our firm. Her areas of expertise include prevention of (criminal) enforcement and remediation. Vanessa advises on regulatory, compliance and integrity issues. Driven by personal experience, she has a particular interest in the healthcare and education sectors and the (semi) public domain.
Promoted as partner as per January 2021.


English and Dutch


Vanessa is actively involved in social initiatives in the healthcare sector and holds several positions. She is the founder of the Complex Care United Foundation (2CU, “to see you”) and member of the independent working group ‘Wij zien je Wel’, commissioned by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. She also is member of the editorial staff of the Magazine Bijzonder Strafrecht & Handhaving (“Corporate Criminal Law & Enforcement”).


Vanessa studied tax law and criminal tax law at the University of Leiden.

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.