VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM has carved out a reputation as a multidisciplinary Dutch law firm that stands out for its client-focused mindset. MR. BAS A.S. VAN LEEUWEN’s story is all about seizing opportunities, tenacity and, above all, a flair for business. From his office in Utrecht-City, MR. BAS A.S. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ) works as an extension of your team. He cherishes a close client-lawyer relationship, while his sophisticated approach outperforms the service of many competitors. The attorney guarantees integrity, authenticity and consistency. His 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.…

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Criminal Law Practice

Violent crimes (homicide, assault, causing grievous bodily harm, public violence, vandalism) / Sexual offenses / Property crimes (theft, handling of stolen goods, extortion, embezzlement, money laundering) / Fraud (forgery, false travel documents, skimming, fraudulent bankruptcy) / Cybercrime / Human trafficking, deprivation of liberty, abduction / Threatening, defamation, stalking / Drug offenses / Violation of the Arms and Ammunition Act / Tax offenses / Economic crimes / Traffic offenses / Objection to the refusal to return a driving license / Request for dismissal of the case / Appeal against a sentence imposed by the prosecutor / Extradition European Arrest Warrant (extradition in Europe) / Transfer of Sentenced Persons (conversion by the Dutch judge of a foreign prison sentence, after which it can be served in the Netherlands)…

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Personal and Family law and Family assets law

Divorce / Spousal and Child maintenance / Parenting plan / Divorce and division of community of property / Matrimonial contract and divorce / Dissolution of cohabitation contract / Termination of a registered partnership / Legal separation / Adoption / Child acknowledgement / Parental Custody / Visitation Rights / Child protection measures / Mentorship, administration and guardianship / Name changes…

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Administrative and Public Law

Competition matters / Decisions, legislation, and policies / Declarations of intent, settlement agreements and anterior agreements / Energy law / Enforcement of regulations / Environment and planning law and the Environment and Planning Act (Dutch: Omgevingswet) / Environmental law / Expropriation and obligation to tolerate / Freedom of Information Act (Dutch: Wob) / Government liability / Housing for immigrant worker / Limited rights / Municipalities (Preferential Rights) Act (Dutch: Wet voorkeursrecht gemeenten) / Opposition and appeal procedures / Permits / Procurement / Project development / Public partnerships / Soil contamination / State aid / Subsidy and funding / The cross-over area between public and private law…

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Employment and Benefits

Employment contract law; including the drafting and review of employment contracts / Individual and collective dismissal law / Reorganizations / (Enforcement of) non-competition and partnership clauses / Public and Semi-public Sector Senior Officials (Standard Remuneration) Act (Dutch: WNT) / Flexible employment arrangements / Individual disputes with employees / Privacy (GDPR) / Employee participation (Works Councils Act) / CLA and company regulations / Fines and warnings imposed by the labor inspectorate / Employee participation schemes / Frontier work or other matters with an international aspect / Absenteeism and incapacity for work…

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Contract Law

Drawing up commercial trade contracts (purchase, sale, collaboration, agency, distribution, transport and storage) / Termination, dissolution or annulment of agreements / Disputes with respect to the fulfilment of agreements / Obtaining compensation for losses / Litigating with respect to fulfilment of agreements or obtaining compensation for losses…

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Multidisciplinary and Multidimensional

MR. BAS A.S. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ.) maps out your route through the complex web of legislation, jurisprudence and legal doctrine. He guides the way and accompanies you. Your attorney-at-law uses all his experience and expertise to work for you, creates sustainable added value and shares all their knowledge freely and openly. This means that you can move forward, safe in the knowledge that everything has been carefully thought through. The legal context and requirements are constantly changing. They are becoming more complex and strategic.…

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Integrity, Authenticity and Consistency

MR. BAS A.S. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ.) listens to what is important and provides practical and personalised advice in a constantly changing world. That requires fresh thinking and tech savviness combined with proven experience. The attorney believes that when knowledge travels, opportunities arise. He thinks client-focused, acts fast and speaks frankly in a language that you understand. He makes sense, not nonsense. Expect accessible personality, an open mind and a pragmatic bullet point approach.…

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White-collar defence and corporate crime

Bas A.S. van Leeuwen (LL.M., Esq.), attorney at law, is experienced in the management of complex state and cross-border litigation, as well as advising clients on preventative measures and compliance programs designed to reduce the risk of civil and criminal penalties. His extensive experience allows him to provide clients with advice covering the legal, procedural, governance and reputational aspects of compliance issues and investigations wherever they may arise. Bas A.S. van Leeuwen (LL.M., Esq.), attorney at law, has in-depth experience representing clients in all phases of white-collar litigation, with particular capabilities handling bribery and corruption, money laundering, fraud, tax, insider-trading, market abuse, sanctions, extradition and corporate manslaughter claims. His recent work has included white-collar crime matters involving False Claims Act litigation and qui tam actions in the healthcare.…

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White-collar crime and internal investigations

Businesses today face an increasingly complex framework of established and evolving legislation and regulations concerning civil, criminal and regulatory risks. VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM provides clients a ‘one-stop,’ connected international service to help navigate the legal, procedural, governance and reputational aspects of regulatory and compliance issues, investigations and litigation worldwide. With an in-depth understanding of cross-disciplinary best practices, VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM is inter-connected across jurisdictions, industries and regulatory fronts, enabling us to advise clients on managing risk, multi-jurisdictional investigations and compliance matters, wherever they arise.…

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Training

VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM assists corporate entities in developing and carrying out training on criminal law…

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In searches

Search-and-seizure is an important factor in criminal proceedings. They regularly affect corporate entities when they are…

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In Court Cases

Should attributable violations of obligations in the company result in criminal court proceedings, these are regularly…

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As Witness Counsel

Even when corporate entities are not directly affected by criminal proceedings, managerial personnel or other employees…

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Driven

Passion for the law. That’s where it begins but it doesn’t stop there.…

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Personal

Tailored to his requirements, no ‘one size fits all’. Every question or every problem requires a unique approach.…

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Speedy

Time is precious. Often legal questions or problems arrive unexpectedly and at the wrong time.…

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Pragmatic

Practical solutions, that’s what it is all about. Solutions that you feel comfortable with. Conflict management is central here.…

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Clear in communication

Clear communication, without losing sight of the important legal nuances. Concrete and practical legal advice in ordinary language.…

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Plain hourly rate

Unless otherwise agreed, work carried out under the heading of fees shall be charged on the basis of an hourly rate. VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM determines the hourly rate in function of the nature of the case, the stakes involved, the degree of difficulty of the case, the experience of the attorney in the legal matter concerned and the urgency of the assignment. The hourly rates are indexed annually and can also be adjusted at any time, on an individual basis per attorney. The client can always request all updated hourly rates from VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM.…

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Fixed price

If you’d prefer to rule out any financial surprises at the end of the day, the best option is to agree beforehand on a set price. In most cases, it’s fairly straightforward to divide a case into a number of separate components. By estimating the amount of time we are likely to spend on each component, and then factoring in any additional expenses (i.e. out-of-pocket expenses such as registry fees and bailiff’s charges), we can propose a price for each one. Thanks to our extensive experience, we’re pretty good at estimating beforehand how much time things are likely to take.…

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Hourly rate based on results

Although success may not be guaranteed, what we can guarantee is that we’ll do our very best to obtain the best possible result for you. Under their professional code of conduct, Dutch lawyers are forbidden from entering into ‘no cure, no pay’ deals. What we can do, however, is to agree beforehand on the hourly rates we charge as a function of the results obtained in your particular case. In other words, we agree up front on two hourly rates, a high rate and a low rate. If we do not obtain the result you want, for example if the…

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Subsidized Legal Aid (RVR)

If your income and assets are below the statutory limit, you may be eligible for legal aid. This means that the Dutch State pays some or all of your lawyer’s fees. You then only have to pay a personal contribution, which VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM will pass on to you. To find out whether your income is below the statutory limit, please visit the website of the Dutch Legal Aid Board (www.rechtsbijstand.nl). This is the body that deals with and assesses applications for legal aid.…

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Legal aid insurance

Have you taken out legal aid insurance? In that case you have the right to choose your own lawyer, at the insurer’s expense, if you are involved in a judicial or administrative procedure. That is what the Court of Justice of the European Union has decided. You also have this right to freely choose a lawyer if it is not mandatory to engage a lawyer (e.g. cases before the sub-district court). The Court of Justice has ruled that dismissal proceedings before the UWV are considered an ‘administrative procedure’. In that case, too, you have the right to choose a lawyer…

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Office charge

Notwithstanding the charging of fees, administration and office costs, including costs for opening a case or subsidiary file in a case, typing costs, printing and photocopying costs, postage costs, telephone costs, etc. will be charged under the heading ‘administration costs’ as a fixed 8% of the fees charged.…

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The legal fees and disbursements

The costs which VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM has advanced to third parties, such as registries, mortgage offices, registration offices, diplomatic offices, official or unofficial databases, bailiffs, notaries, translators, accountants, auditors, experts and (domestic and foreign) bodies, will be charged separately under the heading of costs on the basis of the costs actually incurred (+ VAT if applicable).…

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Advance payment

VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM reserves the right to ask the client a provision before starting and in the course of its activities, by means of a provisional invoice and reserves the right to only to start or continue its activities or to advance costs after payment thereof. A statement of expenses and fees in these terms and conditions shall also be understood to be a provisional invoice. A provision is a lump sum paid by the client to VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM prior to an interim statement or final statement. This provision may relate to services already rendered or costs…

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Integrity & Compliance

Integrity is at the core of contemporary business and this means not only doing what is legal, but also doing what is right. VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM (FORENSIC AUDIT SERVICES)…

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Investigations

Companies that act with integrity, manage risks, and investigate misconduct have a business advantage. VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM (FORENSIC AUDIT SERVICES) can help companies respond rapidly to instances of alleged…

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Transaction Forensics

VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM (FORENSIC AUDIT SERVICES) assists organizations and legal counsel in identifying and mitigating financial, operational and reputational risks inherent to mergers and acquisition transactions. The law firm…

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Privacy & Cyber Response

From incident response, to forensic investigation, to litigation and regulatory response, VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM (FORENSIC AUDIT SERVICES) assists organizations to fight and prepare against complex cyber-attacks. VAN LEEUWEN LAW…

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Forensic Data Analytics

VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM (FORENSIC AUDIT SERVICES) brings together extensive industry experience with data science and analytics capabilities to help businesses detect and investigate instances of data breach, fraud, waste,…

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Discovery & Analytics

The diversity and dispersion of digital information continues to grow as the legal and regulatory environments become more challenging. From pre-litigation information management to post-matter data disposition, VAN LEEUWEN LAW…

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Disputes

From helping you mitigate dispute risks in contracts and deals, to presenting commercial and financial matters in legal proceedings, to managing claims to recover losses, VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM provides…

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Incident Response & Resilience

In dealing with crisis, the complexity of decision points, action workflows, and the monitoring of initiatives can be major challenges. VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM (FORENSIC AUDIT SERVICES) can help you…

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AML monitoring and investigations

VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM (FORENSIC AUDIT SERVICES) helps deliver meaningful, data-driven insights and skilled resources to identify suspicious financial activity more quickly and accurately, reduce the quantity of false positives,…

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Pleading

An attorney will represent your interest before all the courts of the country and he/she will argue your case. An attorney will discuss with you and he/she will determine with you the strategy to be followed. He/she will examine the applicable laws, he will examine the existing case law or legal authority and he will sum up all the legal…

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Represent

Either in your presence or in your absence an attorney can represent you before any authority where your interests are at stake. Not only before the Courts, but also before all sorts of administrative bodies, your lawyer is able to go on location in your place and stead. For instance your attorney can also represent you at  business meetings and…

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Advise

Each and every one is regularly being confronted with legal documents, such as contracts, statutes or regulations. In many instances, the exact meaning of these texts is not all that clear or one does not understand the full meaning of them. An attorney will assist you and will counsel you and advise you. For this specific reason, an attorney is…

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Negotiate

An attorney negotiates on your behalf and together with you tries to reach an agreement. Not only in relation to commercial contracts, but also in relation to inheritance and estates, divorces or disputes between neighbours, negotiations are always advisable and an attorney can be of great help. A negotiated solution is to be preferred over long and protracted proceedings.…

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Draft agreements

An attorney takes care of the drafting of contracts and agreements that were reached. A well-written agreement will result in continued friendly relationships. For that reason it is of the utmost importance that agreements reached between parties are carefully and clearly recorded and produced in writing. An attorney has the necessary experience and will also deal with matters that you…

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