A.E. van der Wal, LL.M.


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Lisa van der Wal, LL.M. has extensive experience in providing legal aid in large and complex (international) fraud cases. The fraud cases in which she acts as a defence lawyer relate to money laundering, confiscation of proceeds of crime, forgery of documents, fiscal fraud, corruption and financial fraud. Van der Wal also advises about criminal liability with regard to these topics. She represents companies, directors, shareholders and employees, as well as (employees) of financial institutions and trust offices, accountants and tax advisers.

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 and represents their interests during the trials. 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; before joining De Roos & Pen she worked at Allen & Overy and Spigt Litigators. In 2013 she joined De Roos & Pen

Van der Wal is also a member of the Advisory Committee on Criminal Law of the Netherlands Bar Association, which comments all legislative proposals concerning criminal law and she is a member of the editorial board of the journal on Sanction Law & Companies. She publishes regularly in this journal and she teaches about (the prevention of) fraud together with a civil attorney and regularly speak in panels at conferences. In 2017 she launched the Netherlands chapter of the Women’s White Collar Defence Association.

Van der Wal is an interim-judge in the district court Midden-Nederland.

According to Legal 500 (2023), Van der Wal is considered a leading individual’She has been ‘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), is strategically and analytically minded (Legal 500 2016) and has ‘strong litigation skills’ (Legal 500 2015).

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 both categories ‘corporates’ and ‘individuals’. In 2021 she was included in the Thought Leaders, Global Elite edition: ‘Lisa van der Wal is touted for her “brilliant reputation for corporate defence” and “excellent attention to detail” as well as her “top-notch legal insights”. ‘In 2018 Who’s Who Legal wrote: 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” and in 2016:The “terrifically clever” Lisa van der Wal is praised for her “great capacity to grasp a client’s aims and priorities.

Van der Wal is recommended by Chambers. She is always willing to walk the extra mile in the interest of the client’.

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.