White-collar crime

Previously the term white-collar crime basically referred to the higher social position of the perpetrator, nowadays this terminology is mostly used for economic fraud cases. Apart from tax fraud and corruption cases this also includes embezzlement, forgery of documents, money laundering, fraud, and participation in a criminal organisation.

A suspected taxpayer is, apart from the accusation of tax fraud, to an increasing extent confronted with the suspicion of these kinds of related criminal acts. For that matter, criminal cases in which these punishable acts are charged on their own also occur very regularly.

In white-collar criminal cases there is usually question or protracted investigations. In these cases the Public Prosecution Service ever more often pursues an active press policy. This results in ample media attention, which quite often causes considerable damages to involved companies and private individuals.

In addition, knowledge and experience in the area of these financial economic offences is important to put forward a proper defence. For instance, the case law related to money laundering has been at the cutting edge of developments in the past years. Our lawyers follow these new developments closely and consequently (also) dispose of broad expertise in this area.