Criminal Defence Practice
VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM has a great deal of expertise to offer adequate legal assistance within the field of General Criminal Law, Economic Offences, Financial Criminal Law, Criminal Tax Law, Environmental Offences, Fraud and Bribery, and Internal Investigations and Audits
Civil Litigation and Civil Protection Order
VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM handles litigation of contentious matters through court actions, and aggressively defend and prosecute her clients’ interests in a wide variety of civil legal proceedings. We assists clients with that are faced with the various aspects in the field of domestic violence, assault, harassment, stalking, or sexual assault.
Administrative and Public Law
VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM has a great deal of expertise to offer adequate judicial and extra-judicial assistance within Decisions of administrative bodies, Submitting a notice of objection, Notice of objection and appeal, Licence appeals service (revocation and refuse), Enforcement (administrative coercion, penalties and administrative fines), Adminstrative Contracts, Spatial planning; zoning and exemptions, Certificate of Conduct is refused, Constitutional Law and Human Rights, Public Administration Probity Screening Act and Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) and Area Ban.
Employment and Benefits
VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM understands that employment law issues often require a pragmatic and practical approach. We are experienced and committed to provide our clients with high-quality and constructive customized advice, taking the very latest developments in employment law into account. The firm assists in drafting your contracts, employee handbooks and advises on employment conditions. We assist in legally managing employment risks and provide you with strategic advice.
Public Enforcement and Investigations
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.
Anti-Money Laundering Investigations & Compliance
Dutch authorities are aggressively investigating financial institutions and companies for anti-money laundering (AML) program failures that heighten the risk of money laundering.
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. When they do, clients rely on the battle-tested white-collar defence lawyer at VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM.
Forensic and Financial Crime
VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM helps clients identify and assess financial crime risk, respond to evolving regulation, react to regulatory action, and enhance their existing financial crime risk management programme. Our services include: Strategy Consulting, Risk Advisory, Compliance Solutions, Independent Review, Technology Innovation and Investigations.
Investigations, Compliance and Defence
VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM combines specialist knowledge and years of experience in the various disciplines of compliance, monitoring and enforcement. The firm provides the services required to help private and public organizations identity the nature and extent of fraud and deliver appropriate remedies: Fraud Risk Assessment, Fraud Risk Management, Fraud Investigations, Compliance Assistance, Integrity Due Diligence, Forensic Business Intelligence, Litigation, Negotiation and Reputation Management.
Corporate Fraud and Criminal Law
In order to prevent, deter and mitigate Corporate Fraud, organizations have to (a) assess their corporate fraud risk, (b) set-up and strengthen their corporate fraud risk management systems and (c) investigate allegations and indication of corporate risk.
Data Protection and Privacy
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) reshapes the way in which sectors manage data, as well as redefines the roles for key leaders in businesses, from Chief Information Officers to Chief Marketing Officers.
Forensic Technology and Discovery Services
VAN LEEUWEN FORENSIC AUDITING’s Forensic IT department leverages proven methodologies, as well as innovative and proprietary technologies, to identify relevant investigative and dispute resolution evidence in a timely and credible manner.
LEGAL DEPARTMENT OPERATIONS (LDO)
The Legal Department of the Future
New technologies and processes are transforming in-house legal departments, but staffing models, too, are shifting to create new efficiencies and respond to the need for updated departmental skills and expertise.
Meet the legal department operations (LDO) professionals – a new position in corporate legal departments that is increasingly helping free up attorney time to focus on legal matters instead of operational ones. The recognition that operations, innovation, technology, and procurement should actually be the responsibility of an identifiable individual, rather than part of the portfolio of the general counsel is the biggest emerging trend in legal operations.
The legal department operations (LDO) professional is typically occupied with project management, financial planning, and managing outside counsel. But these legal department operations (LDO) professionals are also responsible for strategy, goal setting, and managing budgets, people, and vendors. Additionally, legal department operations (LDO) professionals play a crucial role in change management, which might explain their recent popularity.
The legal department operations (LDO) professional is often the person to decide what technology changes make sense and to determine how those technologies should be implemented with consideration of financial and operational implications such as budgeting, staffing requirements, outsourcing, and training.