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It is essential for you to manage fraud and compliance risks effectively in order to protect your business and reputation. After all, the last thing you want is a criminal investigation. So it is crucial for your compliance to be in order and future proof.

Hertoghs advocaten understand better than anyone the importance of taking this seriously. We provide expert advice on compliance with relevant laws and regulations such as the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Act (Wwft) and combating fraud and corruption, as well as on its implementation in internal policies. We also do this in relation to ongoing investigations.

Getting your compliance in order

Our specialist lawyers provide support on various compliance aspects to ensure that your company is fully compliant with the law. This minimises potential risks. Our services include the following:

1. Dawn-raid-procedures

We will help you draw up an effective procedure for dealing with dawn raids, thus ensuring that your company is thorougly prepared for unannounced visits from investigative authorities and regulators such as the Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service (FIOD) or the Tax and Customs Administration.

2. Compliance policy

To mitigate potential risks, our team will help you develop and implement a comprehensive compliance policy including with regard to the AML (anti-money laundering legislation). We can also advise you on obligations on keeping tax records. Of course, we also pay attention to important matters such as protecting confidentiality, which applies to documents exchanged with lawyers and civil-law notaries for example. This guarantees your lawyer-client privilege.

3. Reporting obligations to regulators:

We can advise you on the various reporting obligations to regulators, so that you always meet the requirements. We also provide advice during ongoing tax audits by the Tax and Customs Administration or investigations by the Bureau Financieel Toezicht, the 'Bureau Toezicht van de Belastingdienst', 'Autoriteit Financiële Markten' and 'De Nederlandse Bank' or the 'Kansspelautoriteit', all with regard to the Wwft.

4. Internal reporting and risk assessment:

we will help you evaluate internal reports and risks. This is crucial to enable you to identify and address any problems promptly.

5. Courses and guidance:

Our team can offer training and guidance to raise your employees' awareness of compliance issues.

6. Other compliance issues:

Whatever your specific compliance issues may be, we are ready to help you resolve them.

7. Adequate remedial measures:

If your internal compliance policy suffers a breach, it is very important to act quickly and adequately. Our experienced team can help you take appropriate remedial measures to limit any damage. In addition, we provide legal assistance in both criminal and administrative proceedings, including monitoring procedures.

Trust our team:

Many companies find it reassuring to have a single law firm for both the compliance process itself and the legal settlement of any incidents. Our team of experienced lawyers is ready to support and guide you through the entire process. We will ensure that your compliance is in order and that your company has maximum protection against fraud and reputational damage.

Contact us for advice tailored to your needs

Compliance risk management is vital for protecting your business from fraud and potential reputational damage. Hertoghs lawyers offer the expertise and experience needed to help you comply with laws and regulations, set up internal policies and take remedial action where necessary. Rely on our team to optimise your compliance processes and protect your business to ensure a successful future. contact our specialists today for more information and tailored advice.

 In a nutshell

Dawn-raid-procedures

Organising compliance policy

AML (anti-money laundering legislation)

Reporting obligations

Training courses and coaching

Contact our specialists

A.A. (Anke) Feenstra

J.N. (Judith) de Boer

M. (Maaike) Coenen

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