Lisa van der Wal, LL.M. has extensive experience in providing legal aid in large and complex (international) fraud cases. The fraud cases she assists in relate to, among others, money laundering, confiscation of proceeds of crime, fraud, forgery, fiscal fraud, corruption, financial fraud, environmental fraud and violation of the law regarding the supervision of trust offices. She provides legal assistance to companies, directors, shareholders and employees, as well as (employees of) financial institutions and trusts, accountants and tax advisors.
Van der Wal, also assists companies and financial institutions who have been victims of fraud, and aids them in the filing of a criminal complaint with the public prosecution office. For these matters she often collaborates with forensic accountants. In addition, she provides assistance to witnesses who are called to testify in criminal cases.
Van der Wal has been a criminal defence lawyer since 1998. The first 3.5 years she worked at Loeff Claeys Verbeke, the later Allen & Overy, and from 2002 to mid-2013 she was employed by Spigt Litigators (formerly Spigthoff), the last 4.5 years of which as partner.
Van der Wal is on the editorial staff of the journal Company & Criminal Law in Practice. She regularly publishes and teaches courses for both the bar and the Law Firm School, and lectures to, among others, accountants, tax advisors, employees of trust companies and bank employees.
According to Legal 500, Van der Wal is ‘praised for her ‘exceptional’ work in money laundering, fraud, and corruption defence cases‘ (Legal 500 2020). She is considered a ‘top criminal lawyer’ (Legal 500 2018), has ‘strong litigation skills’ (Legal 500 2015) and is ‘strategically and analytically minded’ (Legal 500 2016).
Van der Wal is nominated by her peers ‘as one of the world’s leading practitioners’ by Who’s Who Legal in the field of Business Crime Defence in the category ‘individuals’.
‘Van der Wal is “an excellent lawyer” who draws high praise from clients for “her ability to keep an eye on the big picture, provide critical feedback and work constructively together with other specialists” said Who’s Who Legal 2018
”The “terrifically clever” Lisa van der Wal is praised for her “great capacity to grasp a client’s aims and priorities”, said Who’s Who Legal 2016.
Van der Wal has registered the following principal legal practice area in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister): criminal law. Based on this registration, she is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.