Firm Profile > De Roos & Pen > Amsterdam, Netherlands

De Roos & Pen

Fraud and white-collar crime Tier 1

Boutique firm De Roos & Pen represents companies and individuals active in multiple industries, defending clients in high-profile corporate criminal proceedings relating to fraud, corruption, and corporate liability, with a particular expertise in finance and tax-related cases. The team often acts for international businesses and their management teams, demonstrating their strong position within the field. Practice head Niels van der Laan is recognised as an expert in international criminal law, with a particular specialism in cyber crime, while Lisa van der Wal is praised for her 'exceptional' work in money laundering, fraud, and corruption defence cases. Attorneys Brendan Newitt and Jantien Dekkers  are also noted.

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They are able to analyse the case thoroughly in a very professional manner and provide advice that is easy for a layman to understand.

De Roos & Pen are in-depth specialists in the field of criminal law. They are dedicated and willing to run the extra mile for their clients.

The firm has exceptional sophistication in cross-border business crime disputes.’

The best boutique firm in the field of fraud and white collar crime. They are very experienced. Knowledgeable and have a great reputation.’

True experts in their field.

Lisa van der Wal and Thomas Felix are both dedicated and experienced experts.

I have worked closely with Niels van der Laan for years, and more recently with Jantien Dekkers. Both are smart, knowledgeable, experienced, and very responsive.

What makes this practice unique is the combination of expertise and the hands on mentality of De Roos & Pen in Fraud and white collar crime cases. Excellent knowledge of the law, good thinkers, tremendous experience and fast on their feet.

The individuals I work with know the law, know their clients, know what’s important to their clients, are good strategic thinkers, and quite pleasant people to work with.

The team has very diverse members and appear to complement one another very well and they have an excellent team spirit, qualities which are very important to client and cases.

We often work with Lisa van der Wal and Niels van der Laan. Both are very smart, knowledgeable and experienced. Lisa is a sharp lawyer. Very good with clients.

Very knowledgeable, focused and dedicated. 24/7 mentality. Excellent closing argument skills, much better than other lawyers in the case. They performed and got the results. The ones I worked with performed as a team.

I worked with Lisa van der Wal. Lisa van der Wal is a very efficient, smart criminal lawyer who has a keen eye on what the case is really about and focuses on those issues that may turn the picture. Above all she is very pleasant to work with and gives very good feedback on all events during the case.

All partners and associates I have worked with are very thorough, strategic and intelligent lawyers. I would like to mention Thomas Felix as an exceptionally creative and fast-thinking lawyer.

I know Niels van der Laan and Lisa van der Wal very well. They are very good professionals and easy to contact. They have high standards and are specialists in criminal law, especially white collar crime. Also they are nice persons and great to work together with.

The whole team of De Roos & Pen is motivated to help the clients, if your contact is not available immediately, the colleagues step in to assist in the best way possible.

Lisa van der Wal is very motivated to help her clients in the best way possible. Lisa is also very clever and has an excellent knowledge of legal procedures and possibilities.

De Roos & Pen specialises in financial economic and criminal tax law and is recognised both internationally and within the Netherlands as an authority in this field. As a result, the office also has a great deal of expertise and experience in handling complex fraud cases. Lawyers from De Roos & Pen have supported a variety of clients, individuals as well as companies, in for example the ‘Clickfonds’ case, the Construction Fraud (‘Bouwfraude’) and the more recent Real Estate Fraud (‘Vastgoedfraude’).

Additionally, lawyers from De Roos & Pen conduct internal investigations, mainly on behalf of the financial sector, and offer advice about compliance and corporate governance. As a result of this specialization, De Roos & Pen frequently serves international (often American) companies that have interests in the Netherlands or elsewhere in Europe.

Yet De Roos & Pen has never forgotten its social roots. The office expanded in the 1980’s when it made its name supporting squatters, among others. As a result of its history, the general criminal practice has never lost its place at the heart of the office. De Roos & Pen still frequently assists clients in cases of money laundering, drugs and/or cases involving violence.

Thanks to the scale of the office – De Roos & Pen is regarded as a (medium) large criminal law office – the office is always ready to put together a reliable team of lawyers for every acute criminal law problem.

Department Name Email Telephone
Fraud, white-collar crime and financial criminal law Thomas Felix
Fraud, white-collar crime and financial criminal law Niels van der Laan
Fraud, white-collar crime and financial criminal law Lisa van der Wal
Corruption Lisa van der Wal
Corruption Niels van der Laan
Corruption Lian Mannheims
Money-laundering Lisa van der Wal
Money-laundering Bart Nooitgedagt
Money-laundering Niels van der Laan
Money-laundering Thomas Felix
Criminal tax law Lisa van der Wal
Criminal tax law Niels van der Laan
Banking, compliance and corporate governance Niels van der Laan
Banking, compliance and corporate governance Lisa van der Wal
Internal investigations/audits Lisa van der Wal
Internal investigations/audits Niels van der Laan
International criminal law Bart Nooitgedagt
International criminal law Lian Mannheims
General criminal law Bart Nooitgedagt
General criminal law Lian Mannheims
General criminal law Thomas Felix
Confiscation cases Bart Nooitgedagt
Confiscation cases Lian Mannheims
Confiscation cases Thomas Felix
(Air) traffic criminal law Lian Mannheims
Environmental criminal law Niels van der Laan
Environmental criminal law Lisa van der Wal
Criminal litigation practice at the Supreme Court Bart Nooitgedagt
Criminal litigation practice at the Supreme Court Niels van der Laan
Bankruptcy fraud Niels van der Laan
Bankruptcy fraud Lisa van der Wal
Fraud Niels van der Laan
Fraud Lisa van der Wal
Fraud Thomas Felix
Criminal Law Bart Nooitgedagt
Criminal Law Thomas Felix
Criminal Law Lian Mannheims
Photo Name Position Profile
Advocate Jantien Dekkers  photo Advocate Jantien Dekkers Jantien Dekkers LL.M. represents individuals and companies in both financial-economic and general…
Advocate Thomas Felix  photo Advocate Thomas Felix General criminal practice, economic criminal practice, international and cross-border cases, fraud, corruption…
Advocate Menco Rasterhoff  photo Advocate Menco Rasterhoff Mr. Menco Rasterhoff has been a lawyer at De Roos & Pen…
Advocate Annerieke Stronkhorst  photo Advocate Annerieke Stronkhorst Mr. Annerieke Stronkhorst has been working as a lawyer at De Roos…
Advocate Lisa van der Wal  photo Advocate Lisa van der Wal Partner at De Roos en Pen. Area of practice: fraud, white collar…
Advocate Marnix van der Werf  photo Advocate Marnix van der Werf complicated (criminal) cases, complex fraud and money laundering cases (including Fiscal Intelligence…
Number of lawyers : 10