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Mr. J.R.J. (Judith) Gijsen

Judith Gijssen
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Mr. J.R.J. (Judith) Gijsen

Why are you working at Hertoghs?

I studied both tax law and criminal law. Hertoghs advocaten offers specialist legal services in the area where these two fields of law intersect. That makes our work very interesting. We work on cases as a team, which creates a dynamic work environment that I enjoy a lot. As colleagues, we help each other out and we get along. That is very important to me as well.

What attracts you in Hertoghs’ areas of expertise?

The cases we work on are highly relevant. Almost every one of us has dealings with the taxman, which means that we can all get embroiled in a tax or – worse – a criminal investigation. To me, this really nails down what we do, even if tax law is typically considered a technical and abstract field. What is more, tax law and criminal law do not exist in a vacuum. Both fields of law are subject to social and international developments. This creates scope for creative arguments and defence strategies.

What is your particular expertise and how did you develop it?

In my practice, I deal with large-scale, cross-border tax and criminal investigations that involve tax fraud, money laundering, forgery of documents and corruption. This means that I tend to play multi-level chess a lot. That keeps me on my toes.

What is your definition of a good attorney?

Clients are usually rattled by a tax or criminal investigation. A good attorney communicates clearly and navigates their clients through the process by delivering tailor-made services.

What can you share about your private life?

I like to spend time with other people. That is why, in my spare time, I meet up with family or friends when I can. We either just hang out or we cook together, play board games or go to festivals. To stay fit, I take spin classes or go swimming.

Curriculum vitae

  • Foreign exchange programme, University of Pretoria, South Africa (2015)
  • Internship at the research department of the Dutch Supreme Court (2016)
  • Master’s degree in criminal law, Leiden University (2017)
  • Master’s degree in tax law, Leiden University (2019)
  • Co-author (with Mariëlle Boezelman) of 'De Algemene wet inzake rijksbelastingen' (The Dutch State Taxes Act), a chapter in 'Bijzonder strafrecht' (2019), a book on criminal enforcement of tax law
  • Member of the Dutch Association of Young Criminal Lawyers (NVJSA)
  • Author vaklunch.nl

 

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Publicaties door Mr. J.R.J. (Judith) Gijsen

Sorry, you’re not invited. Vaklunch.nl #484

In een recente douanestrafzaak zette hof Den Bosch de spotlight op de uitnodiging tot het doen van aangifte….

Procesafspraken; wel snel maar geen shortcut! Vaklunch.nl #480

De ontwikkelingen rondom procesafspraken in strafzaken volgen elkaar in rap tempo op. Met zijn vordering tot cassatie in…

Procesafspraken, it takes three to tango. Vaklunch.nl #477

Uit recente jurisprudentie blijkt dat rechters uiteenlopende criteria toepassen bij de beoordeling van procesafspraken. Rechtbank Zeeland-West-Brabant sluit in…

Onjuist, maar niet zonder meer bewust. Vaklunch.nl #473

Vervolging van fiscale fraude kent vele gedaanten, zo blijkt uit een arrest van hof Den Haag van 21…

Fiscale boete, handle with care! Vaklunch.nl #469

In Vaklunch #469 bespreekt Judith Gijsen het arrest van de Belastingkamer van de Hoge Raad van 8 april…

(G)een schot hagel bij internationale onderzoeken! Vaklunch.nl #464

Eind januari riep Transparency International de politiek (wederom) op tot actie en betere corruptiebestrijding. Daarbij vestigde TI de…

In het verleden behaalde resultaten…Vaklunch.nl #459

In de fraudepraktijk maken opsporingsdiensten in toenemende mate gebruik van informatie van derde partijen. Daarmee komen essentiële waarborgen…

Het belang van privacy in het strafrecht. TBS&H 2020, nr 2

Strafrechtelijke beslissingen worden (doorgaans) gepubliceerd op Rechtspraak.nl. Dit is positief voor de rechtsontwikkeling, maar in sommige gevallen kan…

De intermediairs als nieuwe poortwachter van Europa. VFP 2019/53

Fiscale dienstverleners zien zich geconfronteerd met een toenemend aantal meldplichten. De nieuwste loot aan de stam betreft de…