Mr Peter van Hagen > Hertoghs advocaten > Breda, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Hertoghs advocaten
WILLEMSTRAAT 1-3,
PO BOX 4729
4803 ES BREDA
Netherlands

Work Department

Tax penalty procedures, criminal litigation, recovery cases

Position

Peter is a partner at Hertoghs advocaten

Career

Peter van Hagen has been a partner at Hertoghs advocaten for many years and is responsible for handling tax penalty procedures and criminal litigation, as well as recovery cases. Peter works from our office in Rotterdam, where he focuses on criminal customs law and penalties relating to customs and excise duties.

“I see the effect that being regarded as a susprect by the anti-fraud agency FIOD has on clients, and also the huge tax assessments, requests for payment and fines they can receive. My task as an attorney is to provide them with legal protection against tax and customs authorities. By forcefully arguing your case, but also by skilfully manoeuvring.”

Peter gives regular guest tutorials and lectures on criminal tax and customs law and tax collection. He is a member (and sometimes former board member) of the Dutch Tax Attorneys Association (NVAB), the Dutch Association of Defence Counsel (NVSA), the International Bar Association and the European Criminal Bar Association.

Peter studied Dutch law at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and subsequently completed a doctorate in taxation at Tilburg University. Since then he has been a specialised tax attorney.

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Fraud and white-collar crime

Boutique firm Hertoghs advocaten combines tax law with white-collar criminal defence work, and frequently represents clients in cases that sit at the intersection of the two areas, including VAT carousel frauds. Managing partner Anke Feenstra heads the team alongside tax litigator Roel Kerckhoffs, criminal customs law specialist Peter van Hagen, and VAT specialist Roelof Vos. Additionally, the firm handles investigations of Dutch clients by both foreign and domestic authorities.