Fraud prevention and corporate criminal law

 

Over the years, we have built up an extensive track record in the areas of:

 

Fraud prevention

  • Fraud prevention: establishing a fraud policy, developing a whistle-blowing scheme, conducting a fraud assessment;
  • Fraud audit: risk assessment and advice regarding criminal offences with regard to social and tax law;
  • Compliance: conducting criminal due diligence investigations, building up a fraud prevention policy (with respect for the right to privacy), assistance, training and advice with regard to the prevention of money laundering;
  • Fraud/Forensic investigation: supervising and conducting internal/external fraud investigations.

 

Corporate criminal law

  • Legal support during the criminal investigation and criminal procedure: assistance during questioning, criminal record analysis, suggestions for further investigations, lifting of a criminal seizure, criminal and civil defence;
  • Assistance for suspects and accused persons, but also for victims of fraud;
  • Vast experience with (inter alia) criminal files regarding: fraud, abuse of confidence/corporate assets, falsification of documents, tax fraud and money laundering, social fraud, corruption, computer criminality, bank and insurance fraud, etc.

 

We assist victims or offenders, employers or employees, or entrepreneurs and business managers. In short, anyone connected in any way with fraud can count on our advice and expertise.

 

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Our team

Partner

Stijn De Meulenaer

Partner

Stijn De Meulenaer

Stijn De Meulenaar graduated in 1996 with distinction with a master’s degree law at the University of Ghent. After that, he also obtained a master’s degree in criminology at the University of Liège, where he was also an assistant for a while. After gaining experience in some big firms in Brussels, he started at Everest Lawyers in 2007 with some fellow partners. He is a lawyer in Ghent and Brussels and is also a director of the Everest office in Ghent.

 

Within his practice as a lawyer, Stijn has built up a wealth of experience in corporate criminal law and fraud prevention. Together with his team, he assists companies and business leaders with advice and in litigation cases.

 

Stijn De Meulenaar has written various articles and books on fraud and corporate criminal law. In addition, he is also a popular speaker at seminars, lectures in tax criminal law at the Bruges Business School (VIVES), and is an executive professor in fraud auditing. He is also connected to the Free University of Brussels as a scientific collaborator.

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Associated partner

Mathieu Baert

Associate

Inge Tuyttens

Junior Associate

Jasmien Jaques

Junior Associate

Fien Schreurs

Associated partner

Mathieu Baert

Mathieu Baert graduated with distinction in 2015 with a master’s degree in law at the University of Ghent. Prior to his law degree, he graduated with a master’s degree in criminology in 2012. After that, in 2017, he obtained a master’s degree in business economics with studies at the University of Latvia and the University of Ghent. He started working at Everest in 2015.

 

Apart from his vast experience in corporate criminal law and corporate law and criminal law more generally within the anti-fraud and corporate criminal law department, Mathieu also takes the lead of the sport law department within Everest.

 

Mathieu was appointed as academic consultant in crime and sport at the University of Ghent on 1 June 2020. Furthermore, he is also working on various publications in matters of sports law and he is also a disciplinary judge within the Disciplinary Committee of the Judo Federation of Flanders.

Associate

Inge Tuyttens

Inge Tuyttens graduated with distinction in 2016 with a master’s degree in law at the University of Ghent. Before that, she had previously gained master’s degrees in criminal sciences and in business economics at the University of Ghent.

 

After gaining experience in the banking sector in the areas of anti-fraud and money laundering, she made the transition to become a lawyer in 2016.

Since 2019, she has been part of the anti-fraud and corporate criminal law department at the Everest office in Ghent.

Inge has also built up an extensive track record in general agreement and contract law and the broad corporate law.

Junior Associate

Jasmien Jaques

Jasmien Jaques graduated with distinction in 2018 with a master’s degree in law at the University of Ghent.

 

Since 2018, she has been a lawyer at the Ghent bar and she has joined the Everest office in Ghent where she works in the anti-fraud and corporate criminal law department.

She specialises in cases related to fraud, money laundering and similar offences.

She also has a special interest in financial and economic (criminal) law.

Moreover, Jasmien also has experience in company law and corporate law.

Junior Associate

Fien Schreurs

Fien Schreurs graduated in 2019 with a master’s degree in law at the Roman Catholic University of Leuven. She then completed a general LL.M. at the University of Ottawa in Canada.

 

Fien has been registered since 2020 as a lawyer at the Ghent bar and joined the Everest office in that same year.

 

She works in the anti-fraud and corporate criminal law department.

Fien also specialises in sports law.

Contact us

Are you interested in our services regarding fraud prevention and corporate criminal law? If so, contact our specialists without obligation via our contact form or telephone us on 09/280.20.94.