Environmental Criminal Law

Environmental criminal law is increasingly attracting more attention now the protection of the environment gains (political) ground. Companies and individuals are being prosecuted for environmental offences ever more frequently. Dutch environmental criminal law is nevertheless a very specialised sector of the Dutch criminal law, having its roots in an abundance of laws, guidelines and directives.

MR. BAS A.S. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ), attorney at law, has a great deal of expertise to offer adequate legal assistance within the Dutch Environmental Criminal Law. We assist suspects during questioning by the Police (or Human Environment Transport Inspectorate), provide support during searches, maintain contact with the Police (or Human Environment Transport Inspectorate) and the public prosecutor and seek possibilities to close the criminal prosecution, preferably without having to go to trial.

BAS A.S. VAN LEEUWEN, ATTORNEY

MR. BAS A.S. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ.), attorney at law, 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. The attorney delivers swift solutions that address the underlying problems for urgent matters. Sometimes, his clients are injured by non-compliant conduct; sometimes they find themselves accused of the same.