If the Dutch Tax Authorities, the Office of the Public Prosecutor or any other supervisory authority suspects a criminal offence or criminal offences then a criminal investigation can be launched. This usually involves investigative methods that have a far-reaching impact on the freedoms and privacy of citizens. Professional assistance from the very first moment is important. Investigation employees are skilled and experienced in the work that they do, whilst it is usually the first time for those involved in criminal investigations that they need to deal with something like that. We assist clients in the preliminary phase where the Dutch Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service (FIOD) or another authority conducts investigations and when the initial interviews (both suspect interrogations and witness examinations) take place, information is claimed (both nationally and internationally), and raids take place. It may also be appropriate to, prior to that, already be prepared for potential actions, e.g. examination or interrogation training.

The attorneys-at-law at our firm are not only skilled in defending our clients with great vigour in the event it comes to a hearing, we also have extensive experience in preventing a hearing by reaching an agreement with the Office of the Public Prosecutor about a (extrajudicial) settlement method. In this respect, a pro-active approach is adopted. In order to convince the Public Prosecutor to dismiss the case, or to accept an amicable settlement, we substantively counter the reports of the Dutch Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service and the Dutch Tax Authorities. Hence, it is accomplished that the chances of success and risks of proceedings become clear, on the basis of which a solution can usually be found.

In the area of criminal law, our firm is specialised in tax (FIOD) cases. In addition to tax fraud, this also includes criminal offences like forgery of documents, participation in a criminal organisation, and money laundering. Our attorneys-at-law also handle related matters and criminal offences, e.g. corruption, bribery, proceedings pursuant to the Dutch Sanctions Act, The Dutch Economic Offences Act, and the Dutch Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Prevention) Act.