We focus on a combination of administrative law, criminal law, sanctions- and disciplinary law and (governmental) liability law, with enthusiasm and dedication. This is an unique combination.
Administrative law/governmental practice
A dispute with the government often includes a great extent of inequality. Knowledge of the rules of the game is therefore crucial for legal proceedings in which governmental authorities are involved. The lawyers of van Ardenne & Crince le Roy have a broad government-related advisory- and litigation practice. The emphasis is on general administrative law, supervision and enforcement, environmental law and government liability (lawful and wrongful government actions and environmental liability). The lawyers of van Ardenne & Crince le Roy also offer advice on concluding and terminating contracts with the government (pps and project development).
The lawyers of van Ardenne & Crince le Roy both take legal action for and against governmental authorities.
The lawyers of van Ardenne & Crince le Roy focus in particular on fraud and corruption, calamities and occupational accidents, corporate criminal law and environmental criminal law. Those cases are often in the public interest. The preparation of the content and procedural aspects of the case are then combined with the management of the media attention. The lawyers of van Ardenne & Crince le Roy know their way around, when it comes to media.
Osmosis of administrative law and criminal law/sanctions-and disciplinary law
The lawyers of van Ardenne & Crince le Roy offer legal assistance to clients whom are confronted with a(n) (administrative) fine. The system of sanctions to penalise violations of the law can fall both under criminal and administrative law. Great differences exist between these two systems. All violations that fall under criminal law can be subjected to a court-ordered financial penalty or fine stipulated by the Public Prosecution Service. An administrative penalty, on the other hand, is a penalty imposed by a government authority, without intervention by the Public Prosecution Service or judiciary. Integrated knowledge of both administrative- and criminal law is therefore essential in cases in which a penalty is imposed. The lawyers of van Ardenne & Crince le Roy help clients both during the investigative phase and after the fine is imposed.
With any suspicion of liability, undermining or problems with a supervisor, a threatening fine imposition, fraud, integrity issues or threat to reputation (e.g. naming and shaming), it is utterly important to accurately assess one’s legal position (both internal and external) at the earliest possible stage. The lawyers of van Ardenne & Crince le Roy conduct internal assessments at governmental authorities, institutions or enterprises beneficial to controlling risks and to prevent escalation.
Frank van Ardenne and Robert Crince le Roy have years of supervisory experience in the legal profession. This experience has brought refined knowledge and skills. These capabilites are of high importance when offering effective legal assistance in disciplinary procedures to lawyers, civil-law notaries, auditors, tax-consultants and medical professionals.
The lawyers of van Ardenne & Crince le Roy closely follow current legal developments and they are member of specialist associations relevant to their practice.