The lawyers of van Ardenne & Crince le Roy offer leading specialists in the fields of administrative law, criminal law, sanctions- and disciplinary law and (governmental) liability law. A comprehensive introduction.
Robert Crince le Roy
Robert has an extensive advisory- and litigation practice in which complex administrative relations are very apparent. He is interested in the role of the government in legal affairs, both from an administrative and civil law perspective. Subsequently, Robert is interested in the interface between public and private law.
Amongst his clients are governments, semi-governments, institutions, enterprises and individuals.
Robert was president at the Rotterdam Bar Association from 2009 to 2011. He was the chairman at the supervisory board of Zadkine to 2014. Robert was partner an international law firm (Houthoff Buruma) until mid 2014.
Frank van Ardenne
Frank is a criminal law specialist and practices his profession nationwide. He represents both enterprises and individuals whom are suspected of criminal offences in the fields of fraud, bribery, corruption, calamities, occupational accidents, corporate criminal law and environmental criminal law. His cases are complex and often in the public interest. The preparation of the content and procedural aspects of the case is combined with the management of the media attention.
Collaborations with an external specialist team are established, in congruence with the client, in fiscal, financial- and corporate criminal law cases.
Frank has long been an active member at the Dutch Bar Association. The knowledge and experience he has gained from this, leads to the fact that many lawyers are assisted by Frank in disciplinary procedures. His disciplinary legal assistance is also applicable for medical professionals, civil-law notaries, auditors and tax-consultants.
Remko has an extensive administrative advisory- and litigation practice. His particular area of interests is the role of the enforcing government, whilst considering the impact of this on enterprises, institutions and private individuals and the significant interests that play a role.
After his graduation in 2004, Remko worked at the Council of State in the field of environmental administrative law.
As a lawyer, Remko is specialised in administrative criminal law and in particular cases in which enforcement and regulation are central. He litigates and provides legal assistance in the fields of administrative penalties, enforcement and regulatory issues and disputes in environmental law issues.
Remko frequently gives lectures on topics that arise from his practice.
Subsequently, Remko offers subsidized legal assistance to clients whom are unable to suffice the costs of legal aid, but whom need sound and adequate legal assistance.
Remko is chairman of the committee of appeal of the Netherlands Handball Association.
Samantha has fulfilled her Master of Laws specialised in criminal law (cum laude) in August 2017 at (the Utrecht Law College of) the University of Utrecht. During her Master Samantha participated in the Excellent Master Track, a law field exceeding honours program which focuses on both enhancing academic matter and practical experience. During her study she has gained practical experience at the Dutch National Rapporteur Human Trafficking. This experience has led to her thesis titled: “Buiten de Lijntjes? Een onderzoek naar de vraag of de wijzen waarop de Hoge Raad overinclusive norms afbakent te verenigen zijn met het legaliteitsbeginsel en met het rechtszekerheidsbeginsel en de rechtsvormende taak van de rechter in het bijzonder”. (“Beyond the boundaries? A research regarding the question if the ways in which the Supreme Court of the Netherlands is demarcating overinclusive norms can be united with the principle of legality and the principle of legal certainty and the boundaries of the law shaping task of the judge in particular”.) This thesis will be published in the Junior Pompe Reeks. During her study Samantha has become interested in, amongst others, economic offenses, enforcement law and the interface between criminal law and administrative law.
At van Ardenne & Crince le Roy Samantha will exercise administrative and criminal cases, for example in the fields of administrative-criminal law and the administrative fine.
Oswald has a practice advising and representing clients in the full width of administrative law. He is interested in the role of government acting in complicated relations between agencies and administrative authorities at the regulation of markets and corporations. He has broad experience in dealing with cases at the border area between administrative law and criminal law.
Oswald is specialising in compliance and regulation. His expertise in law enforcement, sanctions and administrative fines enjoys international recognition. Oswald is familiar with economic and financial administrative law, which includes planning and environmental law, as well as European administrative law. He advises corporations as well as administrative authorities and agencies, and represents them in administrative litigation.
Oswald has experience as a supplementary judge in administrative law as well as criminal law cases at regional courts and the Dutch Administrative High Court (Centrale Raad van Beroep), and as legal counsel and attorney of the City of The Hague. He held a part-time professorship in European administrative law and public administration at Maastricht University. Currently, he is visiting senior-lecturer Global and Comparative Administrative Law at Tilburg University as well as international visiting scholar at the College of Law of American University in Washington D.C.
Oswald teaches and gives lectures regularly. He is teacher and examiner in the field of financial law at the Grotius Academy of the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) and the Dutch Central Bank (DNB). He has authored several commentaries on Competition, Telecommunications, and Privacy, and administrative law, as well as several books on administrative sanctions. Oswald is member of the committee on Europeanisation of general administrative law of the Dutch Administrative Law Association (VAR).
Olga de Vries
Olga de Vries has a focus on the role of government in legal relations with companies and citizens, in particular the way in which government shares information (the Act on Open Government as well as the Act on the Reuse of Government Information). As a former lawyer at the directorate on Legislation and Legal Affairs of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport she has built extensive experience in this field.
She is an experienced legal advisor on issues involving industrial activities and their tension with environmental demands. Examples of such issues are environmental law and policy issues involving Poly and Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and the level of nitrogen deposition. In this field, she not only advises on enforcement and supervision issues. She also teaches about these subjects.
Finally, Olga is an experienced litigator of environmental law cases, assisting both citizens and governments.
Laura is specialized in criminal law and law enforcement. After the honors program at Utrecht Law College (bachelor), she graduated at the Utrecht University Law School after having followed two master programs: Criminal Law at Utrecht University as well as Forensics, Criminology and Administration of Justice at Maastricht University. Next to this Laura participated in the master’s honours program. In addition, during her studies she did internships at leading law firms and the public prosecutors’ office. As a volunteer she provided legal advice to detainees. Laura has also clerked at the criminal law section in the Utrecht District Court. She has experienced with a wide variety of criminal cases and she is familiar with the Economic Offenses Act (WED), the General State Taxes Act (Awr) as well as the Financial Supervision Act (Wft).
Laura was also one of the authors of the Dutch report on the implementation of the Victims Directive (2012/29/ EU) in the context of the European project “Vociare”. Finally, she conducted research into a cold case with a select group of students from Maastricht University.
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Jaafar is a legal advisor with a focus on the role of government in legal relations with companies and citizens. During his master degree in Constitutional and Administrative Law at Leiden University, Jaafar conducted research on the use of public order powers by mayors and state secretaries.
During his studies, he wrote case notes for the Dutch legal journal on administrative law (AB) and the Dutch legal journal on construction law (BR). He is a member of the Dutch administrative law association (VAR). Jaafar participated, as a member of the Leiden University team, in the national administrative law moot court and in the national student parliament in 2019. Jaafar was an intern at a law firm. He also worked as lawyer at the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport.
Marianne van ’t Zant
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