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.
Passion for the law. That’s where it begins but it doesn’t stop there. MR. BAS A.S. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ) looks further than the purely legal. The attorney recognizes himselves in the drive that typifies his clientele. He demonstrates enterprise by continually refreshing his approach with just one goal in his sights: only the best is good enough for his clients.
Tailored to his requirements, no ‘one size fits all’. Every question or every problem requires a unique approach. With MR. BAS A.S. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ) you are not just a number. For businesses he is an extension of the business. For individuals he steers you through the legal complexities. That is the only way to achieve effective solutions.
Getting to work with focused expertise and always delivering solutions. MR. BAS A.S. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ) offers expertise in several different areas of law. The attorney maintains his expertise by continually investing in knowledge management. For matters where do not have the specialist knowledge in-house, he entrusts these to specialist firms with whom he has been collaborating effectively for years. This is how he ensures that you still get the help you need by having a specialist on the case.
Time is precious. Often legal questions or problems arrive unexpectedly and at the wrong time. MR. BAS A.S. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ) understands that very well. The attorney seeks a speedy and practical solution. As soon as you put the attorney in the picture he will contact you and within the shortest possible time he will give you concrete advice and a plan of action. Speed is his trump card to provide you with efficient and effective help.
Practical solutions, that’s what it is all about. Solutions that you feel comfortable with. Conflict management is central here. A ‘no-nonsense’ approach rather than theoretical considerations that end up getting you nowhere. What’s more, MR. BAS A.S. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ) continually weighs up cost against benefit. True efficiency only comes with innovative creativity.
Clear in communication
Clear communication, without losing sight of the important legal nuances. Concrete and practical legal advice in ordinary language. When MR. BAS A.S. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ) communicates, he puts clarity at the forefront, also when it comes to the cost of his services. You always know what stage the attorney has reached and where he is going. Purposeful communication.
SPECIALISED FORENSIC AND INTEGRITY SERVICES
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 PRAETOR FORENSIC AUDITING for timely, flexible and practical services that address these broad responsibilities.
PRAETOR FORENSIC AUDITING provides the services required to help private and public organizations identity the nature and extent of financial crime 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 helps clients identify and assess financial crime risk, respond to evolving regulation, react to regulatory action, and enhance their existing financial crime risk management programme. Our services include: Strategy Consulting, Risk Advisory, Compliance Solutions, Independent Review, Technology Innovation and Investigations.
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.
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.
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.
LEGAL DEPARTMENT OPERATIONS
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.
The legal department operations (LDO) professional is typically occupied with project management, financial planning, and managing outside counsel. But these legal department operations (LDO) professionals are also responsible for strategy, goal setting, and managing budgets, people, and vendors. Additionally, legal department operations (LDO) professionals play a crucial role in change management, which might explain their recent popularity.
The legal department operations (LDO) professional is often the person to decide what technology changes make sense and to determine how those technologies should be implemented with consideration of financial and operational implications such as budgeting, staffing requirements, outsourcing, and training.