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Hans de Jong



Partner, admitted to the Bar in 1998


Dutch, English and some French


  • Tilburg University (criminal law and criminal procedure)

About Hans de Jong

In his extensive fraud practice, Hans mainly handles economic and tax criminal cases. He acts for many companies and their directors in the Europoort area (Mainport Rotterdam) and beyond. He defends the interests of companies in criminal and administrative investigations in environmental cases and after industrial accidents and major incidents. He puts together tailor-made procedures for the reception of authorities within companies. He identifies criminal liabilities, including those of company directors.

Hans is also an expert in assisting accountants and tax advisers and their firms in all kinds of criminal law issues that may arise in their practice.

Hans also regularly acts as a lawyer in high profile corruption and tax criminal cases arising in the Caribbean Netherlands. In particular, he is frequently active in Curaçao and Sint Maarten.

Furthermore, Hans traditionally acts as a lawyer in traffic cases, especially for professional drivers accused of culpable homicide.

Hans de Jong receives extensive acclaim from peers and clients, who single him out as "an extremely good lawyer" in the business crime space.

Who’s Who Legal, 2022, Business Crime Defence – Corporates

Education and career

Hans graduated in criminal law in Tilburg. He was admitted to the Bar in 1998. He has been with our firm at the Rotterdam office since April 2000. Since 1 January 2006, he has been a partner and member of the partnership, which he currently chairs. For several years, Hans was portfolio holder for criminal law in the then Supervisory Board of the Rotterdam Bar Association. He is a member of the Dutch Association of Defence Counsel, the Rotterdam Port Association and Deltalinqs, which represents the joint interests of logistics and industrial companies in the Rotterdam port and industrial area. Before joining our firm, he worked as a criminal lawyer at the Bureau for Legal Aid in Rotterdam. He held various other positions, including member of the Supervisory Committee of a Penitentiary Institution and chairman of the Coornhert League.

In the register of legal areas of the Netherlands Bar, Hans is registered as a specialist in criminal law. This specialism includes:

  • Financial-economic criminal law
  • Fiscal criminal law
  • Environmental criminal law

Hans de Jong obtains a minimum of ten training points each calendar year in the field of this specialisation according to the standards of the the Netherlands Bar.

Accountants and tax advisors entrust Hans de Jong on criminal investigations and prosecutions.

The Legal 500 - 2022

Member of

  • Dutch Association of Defence Counsel (NVSA)
  • Deltalinqs
  • Port of Rotterdam Association