Criminal Law Practice

Practice Overview

MR. BAS A.S. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ) provides assistance to enterprises and physical persons who are suspected or victim of crime, in particular economic and financial crimes (white collar crime). The attorney is active, among other things, in matters relating to money laundering, swindle, bribery, misuse of corporate assets, abuse of confidence, bankruptcy crimes, tax evasion, inheritance fraud, public procurement fraud, customs and excise duty fraud, and gambling fraud. He guarantees quality, efficiency and discretion. He strives to reach a successful resolution for all dossiers in the shortest possible term, if possible by means of an amicable settlement. 

Trial

Once the investigation has been concluded, the public prosecutor may decide to prosecute a suspect. In this case, the suspect will be

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Appeal

On appeal, a different (higher) court reviews the case. This court may convict or acquit the person previously convicted, or discharge him

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General Criminal Law

General criminal law is a collective name for all crimes and offences laid down in the Dutch Criminal Code and a few additional laws. Property crimes (theft / embezzlement / fraud), Homicide (murder / manslaughter), sex crimes (rape / sexual assault), Opium Act offences (drugs) and Traffic Act offences (driving

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Economic Offences

The Dutch Economic Offences Act (WED) provides for criminal prosecution of breaches of regulations contained in specific regulatory legislation. These include the regulations in the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Prevention Act, the General Customs Act and the Sanctions Act. Prosecutions under the Dutch Economic Offences Act (WED) are also

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Financial Criminal Law

It is not rare for banks and financial institutions to come into conflict with the Dutch financial criminal law. They are confronted with a complicated legal framework of laws, recommendations, guidelines and suchlike and are regularly under criminal investigation due to a violation of these rules. Allegations of offences under

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Criminal Tax Law

Involvement with tax criminal law can arise if an incorrect tax return is examined by the tax inspector who then chooses to hand the relevant file over to the Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service (FIOD), rather than imposing an administrative penalty. This often leads to a criminal investigation into the

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Environmental Criminal Law

Environmental criminal law is increasingly attracting more attention now the protection of the environment gains (political) ground. Companies and individuals are being prosecuted for environmental offences ever more frequently. Dutch environmental criminal law is nevertheless a very specialised sector of the Dutch criminal law, having its roots in an abundance

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Employment related criminal law

Labor law is now a major source of criminal liability for companies, its legal representative and management. In order to enable you to assess the risks incurred in the course of doing business, to identify and manage risky behavior and, finally, to assist you in dealing with prosecution authorities, MR.

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Government Enforcement and Investigations Practice

VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM represents companies and individuals in a range of government and internal investigations, regulatory inquiries, white-collar criminal defence matters, compliance issues, civil litigation, and enforcement actions. Today’s Public and private business environment is marked by the close coordination between government authorities and regulators, which has, in turn,

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White-Collar Criminal Defence

No client expects to be the target of a criminal investigation, but with lines between regulatory, civil, and criminal enforcement increasingly blurred, businesses and executives can find themselves faced with subpoenas, law enforcement interviews, search warrants, and even criminal charges.

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Corporate Fraud and Criminal Law

Internal Investigations and Audits

Criminal Proceedings

Penitentiary Law

Proceedings about violations of prisoners’ rights before the complaints committee of the prison (Commissie van Toezicht) Objection before the Selection Officer (Selectiefunctionaris) Appeal before

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