Vanessa is part of the Criminal Defense & Investigations Team. She focuses on criminal and regulatory enforcement, investigations and business conduct.
Keen eye for detail. Driven. Committed.
Vanessa has broad and longstanding experience in cross-border investigations and enforcement by various regulatory bodies. She is solution orientated and provides substantive and strategic advice to board and management and works closely with the various expert teams within our firm. Her areas of expertise include (criminal) enforcement, regulatory, compliance and remediation.
Having worked as in-house legal counsel she helps clients to strengthen their business conduct programs and advices on internal policies and procedures and whistleblowing matters. Driven by personal experience, she has an additional focus on the healthcare and education sectors, non-for-profit and on the (semi) public domain.
She is founder of a foundation (2CU) and holds several other positions, including being commissioner for the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. Furthermore, she is part of the editorial team of the 'Tijdschrift Bijzonder Strafrecht & Handhaving' (Special Criminal Law & Enforcement Journal).
The combination of her experiences make Vanessa a unique lawyer who well understands the dynamics in the various fields, knows how to deal with stakeholders in sensitive matters and is able to look further than the mere legal issue.