White collar criminal law

Criminal law has undergone a huge development. Even enterprises, directors and employees may be subject to criminal prosecution.

In economic criminal law, different legal disciplines may overlap. The broad legal knowledge and many years of experience of Schuermans advocaten are in those difficult and delicate moments of paramount importance.

In particular, we think about:

  • fraud (among others by directors or employees)
  • insider trading
  • offenses following bankruptcy or seizure
  • environmental infractions and violations on planning
  • money-laundering regulations
  • cash companies schemes
  • infringements of social criminal law.

Examples

Criminal defence of several actors (buyer/seller/agent) in various cash companies schemes.

Successful defence of a cattle farmer prosecuted for administering banned substances.

Criminal defence of employees and customers of a company prosecuted for violations of the legislation on fireworks.

Civil action against a co-shareholder for fraud and abuse of corporate assets.

Acquittal for alleged infringements concerning international money transfers on the grounds of violations on the rules regarding interrogations by the police.

Acquittal of a major Dutch cigar manufacturer for alleged breaches of tobacco advertising.