Firm Profile > JahaeRaymakers > Amsterdam, Netherlands

JahaeRaymakers
MONDRIAANTOREN
AMSTELPLEIN 40
1096 BC AMSTERDAM
Netherlands

Fraud and white-collar crime Tier 1

Specialist white-collar criminal law firm JahaeRaymakers remains a prominent name in the Dutch market, and takes a reputation management-focused approach to the area that seeks to keep its clients out of the limelight. Han Jahae, Jurjan Geertsma, and Carel Raymakers are some of the team’s most experienced names, with a wealth of experience across the spectrum of cases. The team further bolstered its practice in 2020 with the addition of Cathalijne van der Plas from Florent.

Practice head(s):

Jurjan Geertsma; Thom Dieben; Han Jahae; Dian Brouwer; Cathalijne van der Plas

Other key lawyers:

Carel Raymakers

Testimonials

‘Fast and short lines and a solid preparation. The experience of Dian Brouwer in particular and deep immersion in a case provides the desired success.’

‘Han Jahae: has an excellent reputation and is calm and competent. Dian Brouwer: competent and creative thinker.’

‘Dian Brouwer is a very reliable, hard-working, no-nonsense and highly skilled lawyer. In a criminal case I recommend him 100%. Top lawyer.’

‘Excellent service.’

‘Dian Brouwer is very knowledgeable, helpful, fast and a pleasure to work with.’

‘Han Jahae and Carel Raymakers are very experienced in their legal field.’

‘The firm is developing well in the field of economic and international sanctions law and on risk and reputation issues and is staffed with lawyers of good reputation.’

‘Han Jahae: has an excellent reputation and is calm and competent. Dian Brouwer: competent and creative thinker.’

‘Dian Brouwer is excellent and knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with. He is straight-talking and down to earth.’

‘Han Jahae and Carel Raymakers are very experienced in their legal field.’

‘The team has a great ability to combine top legal knowledge with the possibility to provide quick, practical and business-friendly advice. ’

‘Jurjan Geertsma is our go-to person. He is highly responsive, practical and always willing to think with us to solve issues and make it work in terms of timing and budget. ’

‘JahaeRaymakers provides a rare combination of a firm with probably one of the best and most experienced lawyers in the field of fraud and white-collar crime with the energy and buzz of lawyers at the start of their career.’ 

‘Anyone can rest assured that their interests are best protected in the most high-profile, complex and sensitive investigations.’

‘Jurjan Geertsma is down-to-earth and has exceptional experience and knowledge in navigating complex and sensitive issues.’

‘I have not come across a lawyer that was better versed in the complex regulations of anti-money laundering than Jurjan Geertsma. He is also very well-connected with all the relevant stakeholders, including many enforcement agencies.’

‘The firm combines expertise in the field of private law and criminal law to deal with complicated cases of transnational debt recovery, mass claims, violations of human rights and fraud. All these cases share the fact that they raise issues from different fields of law.’

‘Cathalijne van de Plas is the Dutch top lawyer on private law aspects of debt recovery and fraud, as well as being a key player in the field of civil immunities and mass claims. Thom Dieben is an extremely thorough and creative criminal lawyer. They both combine a deep understanding of the needs of practice with deep scholarly knowledge of the law – which opens up avenues for creative and convincing lawyering.’

The firm: JahaeRaymakers was established in 2015 by Carel Raymakers  Jurjan Geertsma, Thom Dieben and Han Jahae.  They find common ground in their ambitions in the field of economic and international sanctions law and in risk and reputation issues. Dian Brouwer (litigation and investigation) and Cathalijne van der Plas (asset tracing and recovery) join the partnership in 2019 and 2020 respectively.

Areas of practice: JahaeRaymakers is a leading niche firm, specialising in the law of economic sanctions and the international law of sanctions, as well as risk and reputation issues. Its lawyers act as trusted advisors for a wide range of public authorities, (listed) companies, museums and their directors, and high-profile and other private individuals. They have detailed knowledge, a wealth of experience and an excellent international network.

Trust, discretion, quality and tenacity are paramount in the often precarious and sensitive cases handled by JahaeRaymakers. The firm’s aim is to achieve adequate solutions for every issue. It is down-to-earth, creative and open-minded. Wherever possible their lawyers act before problems reveal themselves, preferably in the background and out of court. If necessary, the firm fights in court to the limit for each client.

Each lawyer or employee within the firm puts his or her own special expertise at the service of specific issues and problems of our clients. They do this as a team. The cooperation between them is extremely close and that with (international) external lawyers and experts excellent.

Department Name Email Telephone
Risk and reputation management Jurjan Geertsma
Risk and reputation management Carel Raymakers
Anti-fraud, corruption and money laundering Jurjan Geertsma
Anti-fraud, corruption and money laundering Han Jahae
Disciplinary law Carel Raymakers
Disciplinary law Jurjan Geertsma
White-collar crime Han Jahae
White-collar crime Dian Brouwer
Administrative investigation and enforcement (labour, environmental law) Jurjan Geertsma
Administrative investigation and enforcement (labour, environmental law) Han Jahae
Proceedings before the ECtHR, HRC and Dutch Supreme Court Thom Dieben
International mutual legal assistance proceedings (extradition, EAW etc) Thom Dieben
Asset tracing & recovery Cathalijne van der Plas
Asset tracing & recovery Jurjan Geertsma
International Judgement Enforcement Cathalijne van der Plas
Photo Name Position Profile
Prof Mr Dian Brouwer  photo Prof Mr Dian Brouwer Partner at JahaeRaymakers. Dian advises and represents companies, institutions and individuals involved…
 Thom Dieben  photo Thom Dieben Partner at JahaeRaymakers. Practice areas: (cross-border) corporate/ white collar crime, complaint procedures before…
 Jurjan Geertsma  photo Jurjan Geertsma Partner at JahaeRaymakers. Practice areas: (cross-border) corporate/ white collar crime, Asset Tracing &…
 Han Jahae  photo Han Jahae Partner at JahaeRaymakers. Practice areas: (cross-border) corporate/ white collar crime, European and International…
 Mitchell Paardekooper  photo Mitchell Paardekooper Associate at JahaeRaymakers. Practice areas: white-collar crime defence and sanctions law.
 Oscar Pluimer  photo Oscar Pluimer Trainee at JahaeRaymakers.Practice area: (financial/economic and tax) sanctions law.
 Carel Raymakers  photo Carel Raymakers Partner at JahaeRaymakers. Practice areas: (cross-border) corporate/ white collar crime, Dispute Resolution, Disciplinary…
 Madelon Stevens  photo Madelon Stevens Associate at JahaeRaymakers. Practice areas: financial/economic and tax sanctions law. Madelon advises…
 Cathalijne Van der Plas  photo Cathalijne Van der Plas Partner at JahaeRaymakers. Cathalijne conducts an international practice that consists for the…
 Laura van Bavel  photo Laura van Bavel Laura joined JahaeRaymakers as an attorney in 2020. Laura van Bavel lends…
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