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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Money Laundering

Money laundering is a complex financial crime involving the process of concealing the origins of illegally obtained money, typically through a series of transactions, to make it appear as though it has been derived from legitimate sources. The primary objective of money laundering is to integrate illicit funds into the…

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Terrorist Financing

Terrorist financing involves the provision or collection of funds with the intention of supporting terrorist activities or organizations. It encompasses various illicit financial activities aimed at facilitating acts of terrorism, including recruitment, training, planning, and execution of terrorist attacks. Terrorist financing poses a significant threat to global security and stability,…

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Sanction and Embargos

Sanctions and embargoes are measures imposed by governments or international organizations to restrict or prohibit economic and financial transactions with specific countries, entities, or individuals. These measures are often used as diplomatic tools to enforce international law, promote human rights, combat terrorism, prevent proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, or…

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Fraud

Fraud is a deliberate and deceptive act carried out with the intention of unlawfully obtaining financial or personal gain, or causing financial loss or harm to others. It encompasses a wide range of illicit activities, including but not limited to false representation, concealment of material facts, and abuse of trust…

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Bribery and Corruption

Bribes and corruption refer to illicit practices involving the offering, giving, receiving, or soliciting of something of value as a means to influence the actions or decisions of individuals or organizations in positions of power or authority for personal or organizational gain. Bribes can take various forms, including cash payments,…

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Tax Evasion and Tax Fraud

Tax evasion and tax fraud refer to illegal activities aimed at intentionally avoiding the payment of taxes owed to the government or manipulating tax laws to reduce tax liability. Tax evasion involves the deliberate underreporting of income, overstatement of deductions, or concealment of assets to evade taxes. Tax fraud encompasses…

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Market Abuse

Market abuse refers to various illegal activities that distort the integrity and fairness of financial markets, undermining investor confidence and market stability. Market abuse can take several forms, including insider dealing, market manipulation, and the dissemination of false or misleading information. Insider dealing involves trading securities based on confidential, non-public…

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Collusion and Anti-Trust

Collusion and anti-trust violations refer to illegal practices where competing companies or individuals engage in secret agreements or arrangements to manipulate market prices, restrict competition, and harm consumers. Collusion typically involves actions such as price-fixing, bid-rigging, market allocation, and other concerted efforts to eliminate or reduce competition in a particular…

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Cybercrime and Data Leaks

Cybercrime and data leaks represent a significant threat within the realm of financial crime, encompassing various illicit activities conducted through digital means that aim to defraud individuals, organizations, or governments. Cybercrime involves unauthorized access to computer systems, networks, or electronic devices to commit fraudulent activities such as identity theft, financial…

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Multidisciplinary and Multidimensional

Attorney Bas A.S. van Leeuwen charts your course with you in the complex tangle of legislation, case law, and legal doctrine. He guides you and accompanies you. The attorney leverages all his experience and expertise…

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Integrity, Authenticity and Consistency

Attorney Bas A.S. van Leeuwen listens to what truly matters and offers practical and personalized advice tailored to a constantly changing world. This requires a refreshing way of thinking, deep insights into new technologies, and…

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Criminal enforcement & compliance

Attorney Bas A.S. van Leeuwen specializes in criminal law and regulatory measures within a business context. He provides comprehensive advice and assistance to both public and private entities as well as individuals at various stages…

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A targeted approach for an effective result

In the intricate landscape of global business, where accusations of financial impropriety and misconduct abound, Attorney Bas A.S. van Leeuwen stands as a beacon of legal expertise, guiding clients through the complex maze of criminal…

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Regulatory, Operations, Analytics and Strategy challenges

In today’s world, organizations are faced with an increasingly complex landscape of regulations, operational challenges, analytical requirements, and strategic decisions, particularly in the realms of fraud risk management, financial and economic crimes, and ESG (Environmental,…

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Supporting the transformation of clients’ organizations

In today’s dynamic and interconnected global landscape, organizations face multifaceted challenges that demand a comprehensive approach to navigating complex regulatory, operational, analytical, and strategic landscapes. This complexity is particularly evident in the realms of fraud…

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Rates

Van Leeuwen Law Firm will invoice its activities, administrative costs, and advanced costs periodically (typically as the activities progress in a case) to the client through advance invoices and a statement of fees and costs.…

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CSR

In today’s interconnected world, the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) transcends mere ethical obligations; it embodies a fundamental economic and ethical mandate. This principle, applicable to all sectors of society including legal enterprises, emphasizes…

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Criminal Law Practice

MR. BAS A.S. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ) 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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Personal and Family law and Family assets law

When conflicts arise in relationships, emotions often reach a high level and angry feelings are exchanged. Reliable legal assistance with a human touch is more than welcome. BAS A.S. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ.), attorney at law, has acquired considerable knowledge and practical experience in a wide range of legal areas such as name, origin, adoption, guardianship, marriage, cohabitation (de jure or de facto), marriage of convenience and legal cohabitation or recognition of convenience, divorce and problems between unmarried cohabitants. Taking into account the interests of the child, he can offer you advice and assistance when it comes to working out arrangements for parental authority, residence and maintenance payments. Furthermore, BAS A.S. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ.), attorney at law, can offer you their considerable knowledge and practical experience to help settle disputes about maintenance payments and contribution obligations for a spouse or former spouse.…

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Administrative Supervision and Enforcement cases

Administrative and Public law includes the legal rules on relations between the government and the citizen. In addition, Administrative and Public law regulates the relationships between the various government bodies. Administrative and Public law is very extensive and covers, among other things, public procurement, public-private partnerships, road law, government liability, expropriations, domain concessions, the environment, the quality of life, immovable heritage, disciplinary matters, etc.…

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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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Prevention

Attorney Bas A.S. van Leeuwen’s approach to prevention involves active community engagement, emphasizing education as empowerment, and employing a holistic strategy. By fostering a proactive culture, culturally sensitive initiatives, and collaborations with organizations, he aims to prevent legal issues before they escalate. Van Leeuwen anticipates…

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Detection

Attorney Bas A.S. van Leeuwen distinguishes himself through his legal expertise in proactively identifying potential legal challenges and risks for his clients. His comprehensive approach involves thorough assessments and personalized consultations to detect legal issues early on. By addressing concerns before they escalate, he contributes…

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Investigation

Attorney Bas A.S. van Leeuwen stands out in the legal arena with a meticulous investigative approach across various legal domains. His expertise spans criminal charges, administrative disputes, contract breaches, family conflicts, and juvenile matters. Known for in-depth legal research, he builds robust cases through strategic…

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Response

Attorney Bas A.S. van Leeuwen’s response strategy is marked by prompt and effective action. He quickly identifies legal challenges and takes proactive measures to address them. His approach includes personalized response plans tailored to clients’ specific needs, utilizing diverse measures such as legal letters and…

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Advising

In the realm of legal advising, Attorney Bas A.S. van Leeuwen stands out for providing clear and insightful guidance to clients. He ensures that clients are well-informed about their legal options, rights, and potential outcomes. Through open communication and transparent advice, he empowers clients to…

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Litigating

Attorney Bas A.S. van Leeuwen distinguishes himself in the legal arena with a strategic and thorough approach to litigation. Whether navigating criminal courts, administrative tribunals, or civil proceedings, he leverages his expertise to advocate for the rights and interests of his clients. Known for his…

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Negotiating

Attorney Bas A.S. van Leeuwen is a skilled negotiator who excels in navigating and securing favorable terms through adept negotiation techniques. He prioritizes amicable solutions, emphasizing cooperation and constructive outcomes over prolonged legal battles. Van Leeuwen approaches negotiations with a holistic perspective, considering both immediate…

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Integrity

Integrity is the bedrock upon which Van Leeuwen Law Firm is built, especially in the critical context of combating financial economic crime. The firm understands that its reputation is its most valuable asset and is committed to upholding the highest standards of ethical conduct in…

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Collaborative Approach

A collaborative approach is not merely a strategy but a fundamental principle guiding interactions within the firm and with external stakeholders. In the fight against financial economic crime, the firm recognizes that collective action is essential. Collaboration, cooperation, and partnership are prioritized at every level…

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Social Impact

Social impact is not an incidental outcome but a fundamental core value that informs every action at Van Leeuwen Law Firm, particularly in the fight against financial economic crime. The firm acknowledges the far-reaching consequences of financial crimes on individuals and society. Therefore, it is…

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Value Delivered

“Value Delivered” goes beyond meeting legal obligations; it encompasses making a tangible and positive impact on society. Van Leeuwen Law Firm recognizes its broader responsibility to contribute positively to the communities it serves. Whether recovering assets for victims of financial fraud or advocating for stronger…

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Clients come First

“Clients Come First” is not merely a motto but a guiding principle that defines the firm’s approach to practicing law, especially in the context of combating financial economic crime. Clients trust the firm with their most sensitive legal matters, and the firm honors that trust…

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Respect for Individuals

“Respect for Individuals” is not just a value at Van Leeuwen Law Firm; it is the cornerstone of the ethical framework, particularly in the fight against financial economic crime. The firm believes in treating every individual with dignity, fairness, and respect, regardless of their role…

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Strategic Perspective

“The Strategic Perspective” is a fundamental pillar within the firm, especially in the context of combating financial economic crime. Recognizing the intricate landscape of financial crimes, the firm emphasizes the importance of effective strategies that go beyond legal expertise. Van Leeuwen Law Firm adopts a…

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Expanding the Art of Possible

At the heart of Van Leeuwen Law Firm is the commitment to “Expanding the Art of Possible.” This core value reflects a profound dedication to pushing beyond conventional boundaries in addressing the complex challenges of financial transgressions. The firm embraces a pioneering spirit, constantly seeking…

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Grow by Growing Others

“Grow by Growing Others” stands as the quintessential ethos encapsulating the very essence of Van Leeuwen Law Firm. Far beyond a mere legal doctrine, this principle articulates a pivotal commitment to addressing financial mismanagement, fraud, bribery, money laundering, corruption, and international sanctions violations. Yet, it…

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Lead with Integrity

“Lead with Integrity” establishes itself as a lighthouse within the legal landscape, especially in the critical arena of combating financial economic crime. Beyond being a mere principle, it serves as a fundamental guiding force, delineating Van Leeuwen Law Firm’s commitment not only to address but…

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Conquer Complexity

“Conquer Complexity” transcends the conventional legal rhetoric, positioning itself as a lodestar within Van Leeuwen Law Firm’s principles, particularly in the labyrinth of combating financial economic crime. This principle not only underscores the firm’s commitment to address financial offenses but goes above and beyond, pledging…

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Drive Inspired Impact

“Drive Inspired Impact” assumes a pivotal role in the narrative of Van Leeuwen Law Firm, especially in the critical context of combating financial economic crime. More than a principle, it stands as a testament to the firm’s commitment not merely to address but to make…

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Bring Insight into Light

“Bring Insight into Light” assumes a central role within the ethos of Van Leeuwen Law Firm, particularly in the critical context of combating financial economic crime. It goes beyond the traditional legal paradigm, encompassing a profound commitment to addressing a spectrum of financial transgressions, ranging…

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Hourly Rate

Unless otherwise agreed, Van Leeuwen Law Firm charges for its services based on an hourly rate. These rates vary depending on factors such as the nature of the case, the complexity involved, the experience of…

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Fixed Price

For clients seeking predictability in their legal expenses, Van Leeuwen Law Firm offers the option of agreeing upon a fixed price beforehand. This approach involves breaking down the case into distinct components and estimating the…

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Fee Based on Results

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…

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Legal Aid Insurance

Clients with legal aid insurance have the right to choose their own lawyer at the insurer’s expense when involved in a legal or administrative proceeding. This right extends even when legal representation is not mandatory,…

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Office Costs

In addition to professional fees, Van Leeuwen Law Firm charges for administrative and office costs, including expenses for opening files, typing, printing, postage, and telephone usage. These costs are typically billed as a fixed percentage…

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Court Costs and Expenses

Any costs advanced by Van Leeuwen Law Firm to third parties, such as court fees, notary fees, or expert fees, are separately billed based on actual expenses incurred. This ensures that clients are aware of…

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Advance Payment

To facilitate the provision of legal services, Van Leeuwen Law Firm may request an advance payment from clients before commencing or continuing work on their behalf. This advance, known as a retainer, covers anticipated costs…

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Client relations

At the heart of Van Leeuwen’s ethos lies a profound respect for client relationships. Recognizing that the essence of legal practice is rooted in trust and integrity, the firm pledges to deepen its engagement with…

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Van Leeuwen Law Firm embraces diversity as a cornerstone of its organizational culture. Understanding that diverse perspectives fuel innovation and enrich decision-making, the firm is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where every voice is…

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Communication and Information technology

In the digital age, effective communication and harnessing the power of information technology are imperative. Van Leeuwen recognizes the potential of technology to enhance efficiency, accessibility, and sustainability in legal practice. From implementing state-of-the-art cybersecurity…

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Premises, energy and suppliers

As custodians of the environment, Van Leeuwen Law Firm is cognizant of its responsibility to minimize its ecological footprint. From sustainable building practices to energy-efficient operations, the firm is committed to reducing its environmental impact.…

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Transport

In an era marked by heightened environmental awareness, Van Leeuwen Law Firm recognizes the importance of sustainable transportation practices. From promoting alternative modes of commuting to encouraging telecommuting options, the firm aims to reduce its…

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Social aims

Beyond its legal mandate, Van Leeuwen Law Firm aspires to be a catalyst for positive social change. Through pro bono work, community outreach programs, and philanthropic initiatives, the firm endeavors to address pressing social issues…

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Commitment to Clients

An organization’s commitment to its clients is the bedrock of its existence. It goes beyond providing products or services; it entails fostering trust, transparency, and satisfaction. This commitment manifests in a relentless pursuit of client-centricity,…

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Commitment to the Firm

The commitment to the firm encapsulates the organization’s dedication to its mission, vision, and values. It encompasses a culture of integrity, accountability, and excellence across all levels. This commitment entails upholding the highest ethical standards…

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Commitment to Employees

An organization’s commitment to its employees is fundamental to its success and sustainability. It revolves around creating a supportive, inclusive, and empowering work environment where employees feel valued, respected, and motivated to excel. This commitment…

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Commitment to Social

The commitment to social responsibility reflects the organization’s recognition of its broader impact on society and the environment. It involves actively contributing to the betterment of communities, promoting environmental sustainability, and advocating for social justice…

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Aerospace & Defence

The Aerospace & Defence sector encompasses all businesses and organizations involved in the design, development, manufacturing, and maintenance of aerospace and defence products and services. This sector is characterized by its focus on aerospace technology, military equipment, and national security.…

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Automotive & Mobility

The Automotive & Mobility sector encompasses all businesses and organizations involved in the production, distribution, sale, service, and mobility of vehicles. It includes both the traditional automotive industry and new players in the mobility sector.…

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Business & Professional Services

The Business & professional services sector encompasses a wide range of service-based businesses that provide professional support and expertise to other companies. It is a critical sector that offers support to various businesses and industries.…

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Chemicals Sector

The chemical sector refers to the industry involved in the production, distribution, and sale of chemicals and chemical products. To thrive in the chemical sector, companies must embrace innovation, invest in research and development, adhere to regulatory requirements, adopt sustainable practices, and effectively address evolving customer needs and market trends.…

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Consumer & Retail

The Consumer & Retail sector encompasses companies involved in the sale of goods and services directly to consumers. It covers a wide range of sub-sectors, including retail, food and beverages, clothing and fashion, household goods, consumer electronics, personal care, and more.…

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Corporate Crime & Investigations

Corporate Crime & Investigations refers to legal issues that arise when companies and organizations are involved in criminal activities or alleged violations of laws and regulations. These issues can range from fraud, corruption, and bribery to violations of competition laws, money laundering, cybercrime, and other forms of corporate misconduct.…

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Financial Institutions & Insurance

The Financial Institutions & Insurance sector encompasses a wide range of businesses and institutions involved in financial services and insurance-related activities. This sector plays a crucial role in the economy by providing financial intermediation, risk management, investment services, and insurance coverage.…

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Home Care Sector

The home care sector encompasses all services and activities focused on providing care and support to individuals in their own homes. It is a sector that aims to promote health, well-being, and independence for people who require care at home. The home care sector offers a wide range of services,…

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Hotels, Hospitality & Leisure

The Hotels, Hospitality & Leisure sector encompasses businesses and activities that are focused on providing accommodation, hospitality, and recreational services to customers. This sector plays a significant role in the tourism industry and offers guests a wide range of services, including accommodation, food and beverage facilities, event organization, and recreational…

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Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0, also known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, refers to the integration of advanced digital technologies and automation in the manufacturing sector. It represents a new phase of industrialization that leverages technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, big data analytics, cloud computing, and…

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Life Science & Health

The Life Science & Health sector encompasses all companies and organizations involved in healthcare, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and other areas related to life sciences and healthcare. This sector plays a crucial role in improving people's health and well-being, developing new drugs and therapies, and advancing medical progress.…

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Logistics & Transport

The Logistic & Transport sector encompasses the activities involved in the movement, storage, and distribution of goods and people. It plays a critical role in facilitating trade, supply chain management, and the transportation of goods and individuals across various locations.…

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Private Security Industry

The private security industry refers to the sector composed of private companies and organizations that provide security services to clients. These services may include physical security, surveillance, access control, alarm monitoring, event security, executive protection, and more. The private security industry operates independently of public law enforcement agencies and is…

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Private Wealth

The sector of Private Wealth refers to the industry and services focused on managing the financial assets and affairs of high net worth individuals (HNWIs) and ultra-high net worth individuals (UHNWIs). It encompasses a range of financial and wealth management services tailored to the needs of wealthy individuals and families.…

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Public services & education

The Public services & education sector encompasses all government services and educational institutions that focus on providing essential services to society and offering education and training opportunities.…

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Taxi Industry

The taxi industry refers to the sector that provides taxi services for transporting passengers from one location to another. It encompasses companies and individual operators that own and operate taxis to serve the transportation needs of the public.…

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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.…

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Legal Managed Services

Legal Managed Services (LMS) refers to the outsourcing of legal services to specialized third-party providers. It involves the transfer of legal work from an in-house legal department or law firm to an external vendor that offers a range of legal…

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Legal Operations Consulting

Legal Operations Consulting is a specialized service provided by consultants who assist legal departments and organizations in optimizing their legal operations and improving their overall efficiency and effectiveness. These consultants are typically experts in legal operations management and have a…

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Legal Project Management

Legal Project Management (LPM) is a structured approach to planning, organizing, and managing legal projects to ensure their successful completion. It involves applying project management principles and techniques to specific legal initiatives, such as transactions, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, compliance…

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Legal Support Hub

A Legal Support Hub is a centralized platform or department within a legal organization or law firm that provides a wide range of support services to attorneys and legal professionals. It serves as a resource center and offers various services…

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Legal Technology Solutions

Legal Technology Solutions, also known as Legal Tech Solutions, refer to the application of technology to improve and streamline various aspects of the legal industry. These solutions aim to enhance efficiency, accuracy, cost-effectiveness, and accessibility within legal operations.…

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Legal Procurement

Legal procurement refers to the process of sourcing and acquiring legal services and products for an organization. It involves the strategic management of purchasing legal services, selecting legal vendors, negotiating contracts, and ensuring cost-effective and high-quality legal support.…

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Negotiating

Attorney Bas A.S. van Leeuwen is a skilled negotiator who excels in navigating and securing favorable terms through adept negotiation techniques. He prioritizes amicable solutions, emphasizing cooperation and constructive outcomes over prolonged legal battles. Van Leeuwen approaches negotiations with a holistic perspective, considering both immediate legal implications and broader contexts.…

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Litigating

Attorney Bas A.S. van Leeuwen distinguishes himself in the legal arena with a strategic and thorough approach to litigation. Whether navigating criminal courts, administrative tribunals, or civil proceedings, he leverages his expertise to advocate for the rights and interests of his clients. Known for his meticulous preparation, van Leeuwen’s litigation…

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The scope of the reporting requirements under the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD)

The scope of the reporting requirements under the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) encompasses various aspects of sustainability reporting. The CSRD extends reporting obligations to a wide range of organizations, including large public-interest entities (PIEs) and certain smaller companies. In summary, the CSRD expands the scope of sustainability reporting by…

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Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) is an international working group established by the Financial Stability Board (FSB), an international body focused on financial stability. The TCFD's purpose is to promote transparency regarding climate-related financial risks and opportunities. The TCFD has developed guidelines that organizations, both companies and…

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