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.
Practice Areas and Capabilities
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.
New technologies and processes are transforming in-house legal departments, but staffing models, too, are shifting to create new efficiencies and respond to the need for updated departmental skills and expertise. Meet the legal department operations (LDO) professionals – a new position in corporate legal departments that is increasingly helping free up attorney time to focus on legal matters instead of operational ones. The recognition that operations, innovation, technology, and procurement should actually be the responsibility of an identifiable individual, rather than part of the portfolio of the general counsel is the biggest emerging trend in legal operations.
VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM | FCRM 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.
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 LAW FIRM | FORENSIC AUDITING for timely, flexible and practical services that address these broad responsibilities.
Law and Litigation
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.
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.
If you are an entrepreneur in the Netherlands and you have a dispute with another entrepreneur, a consumer, a current or former employee or a current or former tenant, you have the option of taking the dispute to court. The court then issues a binding ruling which you and the other party must comply with. Depending on the kind of case or the value of the case, proceedings will be instigated in the first instance before either the sub-district court or the civil court.
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.
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.
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. The implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires a profound change in the legal, organizational or technical “Data Privacy” approach taken by economic players.
Legal Department Operations
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.
VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM’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 LAW FIRM’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.
VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM | FCRM brings the power of deep technical competence to the table, with a long history of being recognized in the market as a transformation leader. 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.
Financial Crime Risk Management
VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM | FCRM’s fraud risk management services include: (1) Employee ethics and fraud awareness surveys; (2) Fraud awareness training programs or ‘Ethical dilemma workshops’ and ‘Fraud vulnerability workshops’; (3) Fraud risk management assessment and assistance with the preparation and development of fraud control plans / policy; (4) Setting up of whistleblowing service / helpline (including system assessments and benchmarking); (5) Forensic data analytics for anomaly detection as a preventive measure and for post incident analysis of alleged fraud during investigations; (6) Development of a fraud response management plan; and (7) Assistance in the investigation of fraud.
The Tip-Offs Anonymous is an independent, anonymous and confidential reporting service that enables employees to raise concerns about possible fraud or misconduct. This allows the employer to then take prompt and effective action. Issues uncovered through this service include (a) bribery and corruption, (b) procurement fraud, (c) misappropriation of company assets, (d) harassment and (e) discrimination.
VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM | FCRM’s Anti-bribery and corruption (ABC) consulting service includes: (a) ABC Compliance Programs & Risk Assessment; (b) ABC Data Analytics; (c) ABC Due Diligence; (d) ABC Health-Checks; (e) ABC Awareness Training / Ethical Dilemma Workshops; and (f) ABC Investigations.
VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM | FCRM’s AML services entails: (a) Money laundering investigations; (b) Know Your Customer (KYC); (c). Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Health Check; (d) Acquisitions – AML Due Diligence; and (e) Anti-Money Laundering Training.
VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM | FCRM’s Business Intelligence servicesentails the following: (a) Integrity Due Diligence; (b) Third Party Due Diligence; (c) Senior Management Due Diligence; (d) Screening and Red Flag Identification; (e) Asset Tracing; (f) Strategic & Competitor Intelligence; (g) Operational Risk Assessment; and (h) Investigative / Forensic Litigation diligence diligence.
VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM’s Business Intelligence servicesentails the following: (a) Integrity Due Diligence; (b) Third Party Due Diligence; (c) Senior Management Due Diligence; (d) Screening and Red Flag Identification; (e) Asset Tracing; (f) Strategic & Competitor Intelligence; (g) Operational Risk Assessment; and (h) Investigative / Forensic Litigation diligence diligence.
VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM | FCRM’s Data Analytics professionals specialise in the collection, cleansing, enrichment, transformation, analysis and modeling of data for the purpose of investigation. It’s data analysis will identify areas susceptible to high fraud risk, enabling you to focus your efforts in preventing them or dealing with them during the Investigation process.
VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM | FCRM collaborates with some of the most experienced computer forensic specialists, with backgrounds in law enforcement, technology, fraud investigation, system security consulting, computer forensics and computer incident response, that can help in the identification, collection and forensic analysis of electronic data.
VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM | FCRM applies a variety of quantitative and qualitative techniques to isolate and analyse damages. Whether the dispute involves claims from joint venture partners or suppliers, or a buy sell dispute, or a valuation dispute or any other complex legal dispute which has significant financial implications, the law firm assists businessses relevant stages of a business dispute which require forensic support, from case theory development to expert witness testimony.
Integrity and Forensic Services
VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM | FORENSIC AUDITING advises clients on ways to mitigate their exposure to fraud with a financial dimension, including tax fraud (Sections 68 and 69, General State Taxes Act), money laundering (Section 420bis et seq., Criminal Code), forgery (Section 225, Criminal Code), deception/embezzlement (Sections 326 and 321, Criminal Code), bankruptcy fraud (Section 340 et seq., Criminal Code), corruption (Sections 177 and 328ter, Criminal Code) and breaches of the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Prevention Act and sanctions legislation (Sections 1, 1a and 2, Economic Offences Act).