Business and tax criminal law
Avoidance of criminal liabilities, including directors liabilities
As most commercial and corporate legislation contains criminal sanctions, Deloitte Legal's Commercial team have developed specific expertise in fraud and white collar crime. We advise on criminal law compliance and implement appropriate risk management procedures, often in close collaboration with forensic auditors. Whenever clients are prosecuted or became victims of crime, our lawyers can represent them in criminal investigations and proceedings.
Our areas of expertise
Reputed for their expertise in tax-related fraud, economic crimes and money-laundering offences, the team is specialised in all aspects of criminal law and criminal procedure, including:
- Criminal law and criminal procedure in general
- Corporate criminal law
- Financial criminal law
- Economic criminal law
- Tax criminal law
- Social criminal law
- Environmental criminal law
- International and European criminal law
- Administrative sanctions
Our team can provide all forms of assistance: from advice on general or specific topics and assistance with prevention and compliance, to litigation in criminal courts.
Criminal (tax) litigation
Tax fraud is a criminal offence. We assist companies, organisations and individuals facing prosecution on the account of tax fraud and related issues, such as money laundering.
Due to a change in Belgian legislation, the Criminal Courts will equally have to adjudge the underlying (civil) tax disputes as well in cases where a tax case is brought before the criminal court. This means that in depth and technical knowledge of the tax law and tax procedure is now essential in criminal tax cases.
Our approach is to combine excellent criminal law capabilities with an in depth technical knowledge of tax law itself, and is therefore perfectly suited for the new Belgian model of criminal and civil tax fraud procedures.