Firm Profile > Sjöcrona van Stigt > Rotterdam, Netherlands

Sjöcrona van Stigt

Fraud and white-collar crime Tier 2

Boutique firm Sjöcrona van Stigt represents both individuals and corporate clients in a wide range of white-collar criminal cases. The team is active across all levels of the court system, with Thijs Kelder heading up the cassation practice, in addition to handling pre-trial work such as dawn raids, settlement negotiations, and investigations. Additionally, the firm handles several cases involving the Dutch Antilles, with Hans de Jong undertaking the lion’s share of such work. Other key names within the team include money laundering, corruption, and tax fraud specialist Enide Perez, and Sabine ten Doesschate, who recently made partner.

Practice head(s):

Arthur van Stigt; Boudewijn van Eijck; Enide Perez; Hans de Jong; Sabine ten Doesschate; Marlies van Strien; Caroline de Sitter; Thijs Kelder


‘An office with a good reputation for many years.’

‘Thijs Kelder: an up-and-coming talent in Cassation practice.’

‘Partners are accessible. The advice is legally sound, common sense/no-nonsense and most of the time immediately applicable. The partners and senior lawyers are able communicators. Partners have an affinity with the decision-making processes at a board or management level.’

‘Boudewijn van Eijck is a lawyer of exceptional abilities and skills. I greatly value his advice and opinion.’

‘They are always on top of new developments and issues. They are very discreet and helpful. Always first with practical help and really solving the problem.’

‘Enide Perez is always available with practical solutions and help. She is a quick thinker full of knowledge on both criminal law and business practice. Her legal advice is always excellent.’

‘Good know-how and very experienced.’

‘It has been a pleasure working with Sabine ten Doesschate. She is well prepared, an easy communicator and dedicated.’

‘Enide Perez is very responsive, very knowledgeable and very user friendly.’

‘Very disciplined, profound analyses, clear advice.’

‘Boudewijn van Eijck and Dineke Postma: very adequate and professional.’

‘This is one of the few Dutch boutique law firms, who are specialized in white-collar crime, that has enough substance to handle large, complex national and international criminal cases.’

‘Broad experience in all aspects of criminal and criminal procedural law, especially in white-collar crime; team players; discretionary; very well informed about the ongoing investigation focus of prosecuting authorities; extremely well connected within the Netherlands but also internationally.’

‘Enide Perez and Sabine ten Doesschate are very good in transnational cases (Germany/Netherlands/others) and are extremely good team players; very strategic thinking approach, perfect communication and responsiveness.’

What do we do?

Since 1992, we at Sjöcrona Van Stigt have dedicated ourselves solely to defending criminal cases. Our team currently consists of 16 defense lawyers and 2 paralegals, working from our offices in Rotterdam and The Hague.

Our reputation, both in the Netherlands and abroad, is impeccable due to our successes and our proverbial discretion.

Our specialists provide legal assistance in criminal proceedings, both before and during the court process; at first instance, on appeal and before the Supreme Court in cassation; and also before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

Often, prevention is better than cure. Unsettling interest from the police and judicial authorities can often be prevented by sound and timely advice, for instance on anti bribery – and anti money laundering legislation, on health and safety policies, on compliance with permit conditions and other compliance issues. We also advise on possible criminal responsibilities at management level and in supervisory boards.

Clear-cut, practical and goal-driven assistance: this is what you can expect from us.

Whom do we help?

Most of our clients are from the corporate world. We assist both SMEs and listed, international companies. Authorities and private individuals can also count on us. Our services are often requested via business service suppliers such as tax consultants, accountants and lawyers who are not specialised in our areas of expertise.

We also often work with other criminal defense lawyers, both from the Netherlands and from abroad.

Discretion guaranteed

We have adopted a restrictive press policy. We will approach the media only if and when it serves the case, and not without the client’s prior permission.

Department Name Email Telephone
Business crime & Criminal law Boudewijn van Eijck +31(0)104364311
Business crime & Criminal law Enide Perez +31(0)104364311
Business crime & Criminal law Sabine ten Doesschate +31(0)104364311
Business crime & Criminal law Arthur van Stigt +31(0)104364311
Business crime & Criminal law Hans de Jong +31(0)104364311
Business crime & Criminal law Marlies van Strien +31(0)703467472
Business crime & Criminal law Caroline de Sitter +31(0)703467472
Business crime & Criminal law Thijs Kelder +31(0)703467472
Photo Name Position Profile
Mrs Enide Perez  photo Mrs Enide Perez Partner
Mr Hans de Jong  photo Mr Hans de Jong Partner
Mr Boudewijn van Eijck  photo Mr Boudewijn van Eijck Partner
IBA (International Bar Association)