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Economic criminal law

Apart from fraud, the field of economic criminal law comprises many other types of conduct that may amount to a criminal offence. Examples of these are exceeding noise standards, dumping or trading in waste without a licence, or other infringements of environmental legislation. Violating the terms of a licence may also constitute a criminal offence. A notable feature of economic criminal law is that investigations are often carried out by special investigation services. This could include various environmental services, the NVWA (Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority) or the FIOD (Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service). In case any of these services searches you or your company, it is important to contact a specialised lawyer as soon as possible.

Winning an economic or environmental case requires much more than the legal expertise of our lawyers. Although we have in the meantime acquired considerable knowledge about asbestos, fluorine, flue gas ducts, emission standards, grate widths, driving times, etc., it is essential for us to acquire exact details about what happens within your company. You are the expert within your own company. Neither is the auditor an expert, nor we, nor the public prosecutor, and certainly not the judge. Our strategy starts with a meeting with the expert within your company. We then draw up a joint action plan.

We have access to the Netherlands Register of Court Experts in case there is need to avail of external expertise. We also regularly collaborate with independent experts or universities