Domain

Anti-fraud

Fraud has always been around, today more than ever. Simply consult today’s news media to find out. From a legal perspective, fraud is associated with a variety of different legal areas, such as:  

  • Labour law (dismissal for misconduct on the grounds of fraud);
  • Company law (dismissal of fraudulent directors and managers);
  • Tax law (tax regularisation following fraud);
  • Corporate criminal law (criminal prosecution of perpetrator);
  • Civil law (recovery of loss sustained as a result of fraud);
  • …  

To name but a few.  

A good understanding and coordination of these legal areas are a prerequisite to bring any anti-fraud file to a favourable conclusion.  

We pride ourselves on being one of the few law firms - if not the only law firm - in Belgium to have developed a specific practice in the area of anti-fraud.  

As such, several of our lawyers are experts in the field of anti-fraud at various levels.  

Stijn De Meulenaer, for example, is a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Forensic Auditors, where he is also accredited as a Registered Forensic Auditor.  

 

Our areas of expertise and experience to benefit your business

 

The Anti-fraud practice has built an extensive track record in the areas of:   

 

1) Corporate fraud (internal and external fraud):

  Fraud prevention;
  Fight against fraud:
    Depending on the priorities set:
  •     Mitigation (dismissal, putting a stop to fraudulent activities, …);
  •     Business continuity (replacement, regularisation, …) ;
  •     Recovery of losses incurred (settlement, court proceedings, …).

    Legal guidance / support of Forensic / internal audit:
  •     Compliance with legislation on the use of private detectives;
  •     Compliance with personal privacy legislation;
  •     ...
  Conducting fraud investigations, involving the guidance of outside experts (forensic experts) or otherwise.

 

2) Tax fraud:

  •     Risk assessment of criminal offences;
  •     Regularisation with the administrative and judicial authorities;
  •     Guidance during (criminal) tax investigations;
  •     Guidance during (criminal) tax procedure.

 

3) Social fraud:

  •     Risk assessment of criminal offences;
  •     Regularisation with the administrative and judicial authorities;
  •     Guidance during (criminal) social law investigations;
  •     Guidance during (criminal) social law procedures.

 

4) Fraud involving the annual statement of accounts:

  •     Conducting fraud investigations, involving the guidance of outside experts or otherwise;
  •     Legal guidance for perpetrators or victims of fraud involving the annual statement of accounts.