Criminal Law | Related Expertises

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, blurred the lines between regulatory, civil, criminal penalties. Public and private businesses face a challenging enforcement environment, particularly in highly regulated industries.

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Occupational accidents and diseases

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Companies are often helpless when it comes to dealing with the consequences of an occupational injury, as they have little control over all the issues involved. To help you resolve these issues, MR. BAS A.S. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ), attorney at law, has set up an expert team of lawyers who have gone through specific training, have a forensic background, dedicated digital tools and day-to-day practice. He helps clients deploy management tools, and provide strategic advice and defense in case of litigation. He is particularly recognized for their work in one-off transactions: company takeovers, defense against claims for inexcusable conduct, risk assessment, negotiation, and coordination with criminal proceedings.

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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. BAS A.S. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ), attorney at law, has created a division dedicated to employment related criminal law, combining the expertise of lawyers experienced in criminal litigation and corporate consulting.

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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 of laws, guidelines and directives.

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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 possibility of tax fraud.

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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 the Dutch financial criminal law may concern the use of insider knowledge of IPOs or secondary share offerings, prospectus fraud, or other acts that are punishable under the financial supervision law.

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