Advocate Lisa van der Wal > De Roos & Pen > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

De Roos & Pen


Partner at De Roos en Pen. Area of practice: fraud, white collar crime and financial criminal law, corruption, criminal tax law, banking, compliance and corporate governance, internal investigation/audits, environmental criminal law, bankruptcy fraud


Lisa van der Wal, LL.M. has extensive experience in providing legal aid in large and complex (international) fraud cases. The fraud cases she assists in relate to, among others, money laundering, confiscation of proceeds of crime, fraud, forgery, fiscal fraud, corruption, financial fraud, environmental fraud and violation of the law regarding the supervision of trust offices. She provides legal assistance to companies, directors, shareholders and employees, as well as (employees of) financial institutions and trusts, accountants and tax advisors.

Van der Wal, also assists companies and financial institutions who have been victims of fraud, and aids them in the filing of a criminal complaint with the public prosecution office. For these matters she often collaborates with forensic accountants. In addition, she provides assistance to witnesses who are called to testify in criminal cases.

Van der Wal has been a criminal defence lawyer since 1998. The first 3.5 years she worked at Loeff Claeys Verbeke, the later Allen & Overy, and from 2002 to mid-2013 she was employed by Spigt Litigators (formerly Spigthoff), the last 4.5 years of which as partner.

Van der Wal is a member of the editorial board of the SDU commentaries on both criminal law and criminal procedural law and is on the editorial staff of the journal Company & Criminal Law in Practice. She regularly publishes and teaches courses for both the bar and the Law Firm School, and lectures to, among others, accountants, tax advisors, employees of trust companies and bank employees.

Van der Wal has ‘strong litigation skills’(Legal 500 2015) and is strategically and analytically minded (Legal 500 2016). Van der Wal is nominated by her peers as one of the world’s leading practitioners by Who’s Who Legal in the field of Business Crime Defence in the category ‘individuals’. ”The “terrifically clever” Lisa van der Wal is praised for her “great capacity to grasp a client’s aims and priorities”, said Who’s Who Legal 2016.

In 2015 she was mentioned by Corporate Live Wire for ‘Excellence in Fraud Law.


Dutch, English


Dutch Association of Defence Council, European Criminal Bar Association, Dutch-Flemish association for criminal law, International Criminal Bar Association

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Fraud and white-collar crime

(Leading individuals)

Lisa van der WalDe Roos & Pen

De Roos & Pen remains one of the strongest boutique firms in the Netherlands for white-collar criminal law, focusing primarily on defence in criminal cases, on behalf of individuals as well as large corporates. Lisa van der Wal specialises in fraud cases, representing those accused of fraud in criminal cases, as well as helping victims of fraud to file complaints with public prosecutors. Niels van der Laan is another key name within the team, handling a broad range of white-collar criminal law cases, though he is particularly notable in the field of cybercrime, before all levels of the Dutch court system. At the associate level, Brendan Newitt and Jantien Dekkers are names worth noting.