MR. BAS A.S. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ.) assists clients with criminal matters, administrative supervision and enforcement cases, and internal and external investigations. Cases involving accusations of fraud, bribery, money laundering, corruption or violations, financial mismanagement, of international sanctions seriously disrupt a client’s operations and damage their reputation. At a client’s request, MR. BAS A.S. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ.) can conduct internal investigations, advice, litigate and negotiate with regulators and the Public Prosecution Service. MR. BAS A.S. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ.) delivers swift solutions that address the underlying problems for urgent matters. Sometimes, Bas’ clients are injured by non-compliant conduct; sometimes they find themselves accused of the same.

Like traditional lawyers, MR. BAS A.S. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ) delivers high quality legal advice. Like forensic consultants, he has the skills, can-do approach and technology support to handle complex projects. Like in-house lawyers he works together with other areas of expertise like finance, tax, strategy, compliance, audit, risk management, marketing and HR.

MR. BAS A.S. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ) guarantees integrity, authenticity and consistency. The attorney’s mission is to find solutions through excellent legal insight and strong business instinct. That is how he exceeds expectations, delivers consistent results and forges long-term relationships with his clients.

FORENSIC AND INTEGRITY SERVICES:

Integrity is a cornerstone of a company’s mission. The Corporate Legal Department plays a crucial role. Organizational failures continue to illustrate that Corporate Legal Departments are on the front lines of balancing a company’s business objectives and risks, as well as protecting its reputation and assets. These responsibilities can bring a seemingly never-ending stream of fraud, bribery or corruption allegations, whistleblowers, regulatory inquiries and disputes. Corporate Legal Departments turn to VAN LEEUWEN FORENSIC AUDITING for timely, flexible and practical services that address these broad responsibilities.

Forensic and Financial Crime

VAN LEEUWEN FORENSIC AUDITING 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.

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Investigations, Compliance and Defence

VAN LEEUWEN FORENSIC AUDITING combines specialist knowledge and years of experience in the various disciplines of compliance, monitoring and enforcement. It 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.

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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.

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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. Chief Information Officers must ensure that they have watertight consent management processes in place, whilst Chief Marketing Officers require effective data rights management systems to ensure they don’t lose their most valuable asset – data.

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Forensic Technology and Discovery Services

VAN LEEUWEN FORENSIC AUDITING leverages proven methodologies, as well as innovative and proprietary technologies, to identify relevant investigative and dispute resolution evidence in a timely and credible manner.

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SERIOUS FRAUD INVESTIGATION OFFICE (SFIO):

Fraud has serious consequences for organizations operating in an international business environment. In such an environment, organizations are operating under serious pressure, competition is stiff and margins are tight. This, in conjunction with trying to adapt to unfamiliar legal systems, conventions and specific political circumstances, can make doing business in an international environment very difficult. There is therefore much depending on whether an organization can win a contract, obtain a licence or market a product in good time.

The Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) is VAN LEEUWEN FORENSIC AUDITING’S specialist investigating and litigating unit tackling the top level of serious or complex fraud, bribery and corruption.

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LEGAL DEPARTMENT OPERATIONS:

From legal advisory services (where permitted by law) to managed services — driven by people, guided by process, powered by technology — VAN LEEUWEN FORENSIC AUDITING helps deliver the informed services your legal department needs to better support the business and drive additional value.

Legal Advisory Services

Corporate Legal Departments are seeking ways to have greater transparency. They reduce third-party spend with legal providers. Corporate Legal departments are also looking for a coordinated, one-stop-shop approach for managing cross-border legal needs. VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM provides coordinated and efficient services to assist clients in the following areas: (a) Corporate and Commercial law; (b) Labour and Employment law; (c) Transaction law; (d) Digital Law; and (e) Financial services Law.

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Legal Managed Services

VAN LEEUWEN FORENSIC AUDITING’s legal managed services is an umbrella offering that provides technology-enabled support, including automation for high-volume repetitive or event-driven legal work (where permitted by law). Legal managed services are delivered in close collaboration with professionals from across the various service lines and practices. The major areas of VAN LEEUWEN FORENSIC AUDITING’s legal managed services include: a) Entity compliance and governance; b) Contract lifecycle management; c) Research and regulatory mapping; and d) Document review and functional analysis

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Legal Function Consulting

The Corporate Legal Department, a very technical function of the company, with broad responsibility for managing risk and advising the company strategically on achieving its revenue growth goals, is changing. VAN LEEUWEN FORENSIC AUDITING helps clients navigate that change effectively and improve the performance of their legal function through the strategic deployment of people, process and technology. The major areas of Legal function consulting include: a) Operating strategy and organization design; b) Process and controls enhancement; c) Technology; and d) Business enablement.

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VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM:

MR. BAS A.S. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ.) offers expertise in various different areas of law. Thanks to extensive training and broad practical experience, The attorney offers goal-oriented and effective assistance. 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.

Criminal Law Practice

MR. B.A.S. (BAS) VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ), attorney at law, 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.

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Family Law Practice

MR. B.A.S. (BAS) VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ), attorney at law, advises and assists you in couple, marriage and prenuptial agreements issues. He also deals with issues related to patrimonial family law, including donations, successions. He intervenes in divorce and separation proceedings, child custody and visitation, alimony, but also international child relocation and abduction.

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Civil Litigation

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. 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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Administrative and Public Law

Administrative law is a comprehensive branch of law, which regulates with which rules public bodies must comply. Administrative Law also regulates how citizens and business and industry can protect themselves against the actions of public bodies. It is the law for, of and against public bodies. Administrative law records with which instruments a public body acts, the standards which must be adhered to, and the possibilities of putting up resistance against the public body.

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Employment and Benefits

VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM litigates and files employment law proceedings in case that should be necessary, for instance in case of termination of the employment agreement due to inadequate performance or in case of economic reasons. The firm is able to advise clients over the whole range of (corporate) employment law. It renders advice on employment law regarding acquisitions, conduct pre-merger due diligence and coordinate (national and cross-border) restructuring and relocation of employees.

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BUSINESS AREAS:

  • Advising the central government, the provinces and municipalities as well as their companies and partners on the needs of the public sector.
  • Assisting Public and Semi-Public Operators, from the development of their strategy to the day-to-day management of their activities, in the following fields: organization and management of public bodies, choice of contractual arrangements, launch of consultation procedures, negotiation and monitoring of contracts, management of public services, economic interventionism, digital and energy transition, out-of-court settlement and litigation before national and supra-national authorities.
  • Providing comprehensive support for entities in the financial sector and combining regulatory expertise with broad networking in the market, with supervisory authorities, associations and legislators.
  • Advising industrial and family businesses on legal issues related to business operations.
  • Supporting firms in organizing and enforcing law within the company and avoiding liability, as well as partners in all matters of monitoring and succession.
  • Assisting (directors of) businesses, civil servants and private clients during questioning by the law enforcement authorities, providing support during searches, maintaining contact with the law enforcement authorities and the public prosecutor and seeking possibilities to close the criminal prosecution, preferably without having to go to trial.
SME, SMI and Midmarket companies

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are non-subsidiary, independent firms which employ fewer than a given number of employees. This number varies across countries. The most frequent upper limit designating an SME is 250 employees, as in the European Union. However, some countries set the limit at 200 employees, while the United States considers SMEs to include firms with fewer than 500 employees.

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Directors

VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM advises company directors active in all economic sectors. Drawing on its multidisciplinary approach, the law firm offers technical, practical and innovative solutions for meeting the needs of business leaders.

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Liberal Professions

Harnessing the experience of its officially qualified attorneys, VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM is the first choice and a key ally for the liberal professions.

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Associations and Foundations

Choosing the most suitable form, drafting or updating articles of incorporation, legal compliance auditing, preparing employment contracts and other legal documents, applying for grants – whatever your issue, MR. B.A.S. (BAS) VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ), attorney at law, can find the best solution for you.

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Property and Construction

More than ever, real estate lies at the heart of fundamental and strategic issues for actors in both the private and public sphere, in both their private or professional life. To clearly and more simply understand complex regulations that bring together increasingly broad and varied sources, it is essential to seek the best advice.

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Government and Public Sector

The public sector is the part of an economy in which goods and services are produced and/or (re)distributed by government agencies. Civil servants working for government entities are public sector employees, whereas those employed by private employers not affiliated with government are private sector employees.

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Law Enforcement Agencies

Regardless of the extent and scope of an investigation, police are bound by constraints imposed upon them by Dutch Police Force Law and Dutch Constitution. If a prosecutor believes you stepped outside your lawful bounds as an officer, you can find yourself facing serious criminal charges of (military) police misconduct. If you are a (Military) Police Officer, you know that you need to protect your law enforcement badge, after all, it’s your livelihood!

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Private Clients

VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM’s private client-oriented practice concentrates on individuals as well as families and provides them with advice associated with the accumulation, management and transfer of personal assets.

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