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 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.
PRAETOR FORENSIC AUDITING combines specialist knowledge and years of experience in the various disciplines of compliance, monitoring and enforcement. It provides the services required to help private and public organizations identity the nature and extent of fraud and deliver appropriate remedies: Fraud Risk Assessment, Fraud Risk Management, Fraud Investigations, Compliance Assistance, Integrity Due Diligence, Forensic Business Intelligence, Litigation, Negotiation and Reputation Management.
PRAETOR 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).
PRAETOR FORENSIC AUDITING leverages proven methodologies, as well as innovative and proprietary technologies, to identify relevant investigative and dispute resolution evidence in a timely and credible manner.
VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM’s private client-oriented practice concentrates on individuals as well as families and provides them with advice associated with the accumulation, management and transfer of personal assets. The law firm is able to provide legal services to influential individuals as it understands their specific needs and requirements.
Choosing the most suitable form, drafting or updating articles of incorporation, legal compliance auditing, preparing employment contracts and other legal documents, applying for grants – whatever your issue, MR. B.A.S. (BAS) VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ), attorney at law, can find the best solution for you. He offers a one-stop shop for associations and foundations, covering legal and judicial issues, to human resources, accounting, and financial requirements.
Harnessing the experience of its officially qualified attorneys, VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM is the first choice and a key ally for the liberal professions. The firm offers clients flexible solutions that take into consideration the Dutch law on economic growth, activity and equal opportunities.
VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM advises company directors active in all economic sectors. Drawing on its multidisciplinary approach, the law firm offers technical, practical and innovative solutions for meeting the needs of business leaders. VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM can assist at all stages of a business’ development. It remains steadfastly by its clients’ side, seeking to understand the project in question. It sets it up in the best possible way, all the while protecting its clients’ personal interests.
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are non-subsidiary, independent firms which employ fewer than a given number of employees. This number varies across countries. The most frequent upper limit designating an SME is 250 employees, as in the European Union. However, some countries set the limit at 200 employees, while the United States considers SMEs to include firms with fewer than 500 employees.