Jantien Dekkers LL.M. is a passionate attorney specialized in criminal law. Her practice is a combination of complex fraud- and money laundering cases, including Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service (FIOD) investigations, and other challenging criminal law cases. She represents individuals and companies in investigations into, amongst other things, corruption, embezzlement, deceit, money laundering, forgery and tax fraud. She also has a great deal of experience with internal investigations, confiscation of proceeds of crime and traffic cases.
Dekkers distinguishes herself by a thorough analysis of the casefile, creative thinking and plain language. She has the discipline to work through elaborate reports and administration (financial or otherwise), in full detail if necessary. As such, she often makes a great difference in criminal cases, but also in proceedings regarding the determination of proceeds of crime or damages to injured parties. Dekkers is known for her out-of-the-box thinking, as she often comes up with new solutions and defenses. Clients value her clear explanation of the casefile and the next steps to be taken, as well as the way in which she translates their side of the story into convincing legal arguments.
Before joining De Roos & Pen she worked in the Corporate Criminal Law team of Houthoff Buruma, where she advised large corporations on criminal matters and was involved in performing internal investigations.
Dekkers graduated cum laude in both criminal and civil law. During her studies she worked as a clerk at the District Court of Maastricht and lectured at the university. Among other subjects she specialized in forensic investigations and evidence. In 2013 she published the book ‘Forensic familial DNA searching examined: Forensic & human rights safeguards for criminal investigations into genetic family relationships’.
Since 2020, Dekkers has been repeatedly referred to as ‘rising star’ and as of 2022 she is described as a ‘recommended lawyer‘ in the Legal 500. She is characterised as ‘smart, knowledgeable, experienced, and very responsive’. She is considered ‘a key contact for clients for the defence of corruption, embezzlement, money laundering, forgery and tax fraude allegations’.
Dekkers is registered with the Dutch Bar association in the legal practice area of criminal law. Based on this registration, she is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in this practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.