Thomas Felix works primarily within the financial and economic criminal law practice. He advises companies and individuals on compliance issues. He has a broad experience as an defence lawyer during (internal) investigations and prosecutions. His clients are (amongst others) business leaders, register accountants, notaries and lawyers often involved in sensitive cases. As a defence lawyer, Felix has been involved in many complex fraud cases.
Felix publishes regularly about his area of expertise. He recently wrote a handbook for judges, prosecutors and lawyers regarding the confiscation of proceeds of crime. He is an editor for the bar-section in the legal journal Delikt en Delinkwent and a disciplinary court judge within de disciplinary committee of the Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation (KNBSB). Since 2017 he is also affiliated with the VU University Amsterdam where he is a guest lecturer in the field of defence law.
Before joining De Roos & Pen in 2012, Felix gained valuable experience in the field of criminal law: He worked for three years as a criminal defence lawyer at Sjöcrona Van Stigt in The Hague and was a clerk for the investigative judge of the Court of First Instance of Curaçao. In 2011 he participated in the founding of the legal Journal ‘Sanction law and Compliance for Enterprises’ as an editorial secretary.
Felix was appointed honorary member of the Dutch Association of Young Criminal Defence Lawyers (NVJSA) because of his extraordinary commitment during his time as chairman of this association.
In 2018 Expertguides.com identified Felix as one of the Rising Stars in the area of white collar crime and he’s considered by clients to be an ‘exceptionally creative and fast-thinking lawyer‘ and a ‘dedicated and experienced expert‘ (Legal 500, 2020). ‘Thomas Felix has a sharp eye for details. He is creative and persuasive and when a case comes to court he has proven to be an excellent litigator. These discerning qualities make him top of his class.’ (Legal 500, 2021).
Felix has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister): criminal law. Based on this registration, he 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.