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Sjöcrona van Stigt

Netherlands > Fraud and white-collar crime Tier 2

Based out of Rotterdam and The Hague, boutique corporate criminal defence firm Sjöcrona van Stigt is ‘very dedicated and provides personal and high-quality legal support in a very effective matter’. It continues to receive a number of instructions from the Dutch Antilles and has seen an uptick in advisory work both nationally and internationally. Thijs Kelder heads up the firm’s cassation practice and is recommended for economic and environmental crime matters. Enide Perez  is a name to note for fraud defence, including money laundering, corruption and tax fraud.

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


‘A highly specialised criminal law practice with excellent staff’.

‘The cooperation and experience with them from my perspective as a legal professional is excellent’. 

‘I got to know them as driven lawyers with good strategic insight and good knowledge of the law’.

‘The approach is beyond the professional legal expertise you would expect from a boutique firm’.

‘Know how to handle complex and politically sensitive cases’.

‘Enide Perez is really sharp in criminal law’.

‘Enide Perez knows that her clients can be nervous and knows how to give them confidence’.

‘Sabine ten Doesschate has deep knowledge of EU and The Netherlands legal environment and the ability to understand the client’s perspective and current situation’.

Work highlights

  • Acting as defence lawyers for numerous construction, waste processing, chemical and other companies in various cases regarding environmental regulations and incidents on petrochemical sites.
  • Defending individuals and corporations in several (cross-border) fraud and corruption cases, as well as in criminal cases regarding liability for incidents in numerous healthcare institutions.

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.

Business crime & Criminal law Boudewijn van
Business crime & Criminal law Enide
Business crime & Criminal law Sabine ten
Business crime & Criminal law Arthur van
Business crime & Criminal law Hans de
Business crime & Criminal law Marlies van
Business crime & Criminal law Caroline de
Business crime & Criminal law Thijs
IBA (International Bar Association)