Fraud, investigations and recovery

Legaltree has extensive experience of dealing with fraud allegations in civil proceedings, proceedings before the Enterprise Chamber and in arbitration. This includes:

  • commercial and corporate disputes in which fraud or (other) criminal allegations have been made against one or more parties in dispute;
  • claims or petitions are pending or will be brought before Dutch civil courts, the Enterprise Chamber and/or arbitrators; and
  • (potential) criminal proceedings or investigations are proceeding in parallel.

We also assist clients in investigations ordered by the Enterprise Chamber into the policies and affairs of a company.


In the area of fraud, investigations and recovery, recent cases handled by our partners include:

  • defending a company in the energy sector against payment claims made by a fraudulent contract party;
  • acting for an ex-director of a Dutch company involved in a dispute over a share transaction with a West African state-owned energy company and related fraud allegations;
  • counsel of an IT company CEO in connection with misappropriation of company assets by an ex-bookkeeper and related damages claims;
  • counsel of a co-defendant in enforcement proceedings in connection with the nationalisation of an Eastern European bank;
  • acting for the former CEO of an Eastern European energy company regarding a cross-border fraud case;
  • Dutch law expert in foreign proceedings concerning a global accounting fraud;
  • counsel of a company in the maritime sector, defending claims for use of materials not meeting agreed quality standards.


Our partners have a network of specialised foreign lawyers with whom they have often worked for many years. This allows us to seamlessly assist clients in cross-border cases.

Together with the partners in Corporate criminal law, Sanctions, Liability, damages and insurance law, Employment law and Construction, real estate and leasing, we assist clients with a complete offering in fraud, investigations and recovery.

Our partners specialized in Fraud, investigations and recovery