Jebbink Soeteman Advocaten

We believe that our clients should have access to any means necessary for the best possible defence when confronted with powerful government bodies such as the police and the justice system. It is often literally a hundred against one. At times like these, we stand behind our clients.

Our Lawyers

Once we sink our teeth into a case, we don’t let go. On occasion we’ve even been told that we are too fanatical about our work. We see this completely differently: this approach can make the difference to the lives of our clients or their business operations. That is the reason why we consider it our duty to aim for the best possible results, whatever it takes.

We believe that everyone has the right to a good lawyer.

Willem Jebbink

W.H. Jebbink

Criminal Defence Lawyer /

Willem Jebbink has a career background in financial-economic criminal law. He is specialized in Dutch Supreme Court cases and international human rights law cases, such as complaint procedures at the European Court of Human Rights. In addition, he has distinguishable expertise in freedom of expression and freedom of demonstration cases in the context of criminal law.

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Jeroen W. Soeteman

Criminal Defence Lawyer /

Jeroen Soeteman thrives on pressure and is an expert at playing several matches at once. Soeteman is a born lawyer and fast thinker with an enormous knowledge of criminal legal proceedings.

Rosa van Zijl

R.E. van Zijl

Criminal Defence Lawyer /

Rosa van Zijl will make the difference in complex white-collar and general criminal proceedings. With relentless energy, strongly formulated documents and the calmness with wich she infallibly maintains an overview and directs matters toward the best possible result.

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prof. dr. mr. Petra van Kampen.

Criminal Defence Lawyer /

Petra van Kampen (1969) studied law in Leiden. She was sworn in as a lawyer in Rotterdam in 2001, after teaching criminal law at Leiden University as a university lecturer and obtaining her PhD there in 1998 based on expert evidence in criminal cases in the Netherlands and America.

Ivonne Leenhouwers

I.E. Leenhouwers

Criminal Defence Lawyer /

Ivonne Leenhouwers is one of the most prominent specialists in the Netherlands in the field of sexual offense cases. She believes it is her duty to continuously assess the criminal law investigation and the application of the law with alertness and in a critical manner, inside as well as outside the court room.

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Z. Boufadiss

Criminal Defence

Zahra Boufadiss specialises in (complex) criminal cases, such as violent crimes, human trafficking and organised crime. She is highly empathic and has great passion for exposing every relevant argument in criminal cases. Those assets make her a persistent opponent of the public prosecution service and the courts.

Jaantje Kramer

J.R. Kramer

Criminal Defence

Jaantje Kramer has a natural drive to provide assistance to others in the most difficult situations. Jaantje is tenacious, handles each case and task with tireless effort and strives to make a difference. These qualities are especially convenient when dealing with fraud cases, which she specialises in.

Tosca Urbanus

T. Urbanus

Criminal Defence

Defending others is Tosca Urbanus' second nature. After working as a clerk at the criminal court, she became a criminal defence lawyer. She mainly assists people in cases involving offenses against property, a person and drug-related offences. She is also specialized in cybercrime.

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D. Gaasbeek

Daan Gaasbeek studied law at Utrecht University. He completed his master's degree in criminal law at the University of Amsterdam and graduated with honors in 2022. After working as a legal assistant at a criminal law firm, he joined Jebbink Soeteman Advocaten in 2024. He will be sworn in shortly as a defence attorney.

Initial Advice

Have you received a letter summoning you to appear at the police station, or are you expecting a visit from the police? Then please contact us for advice without obligation regarding which further steps are to be taken. The following will provide you with the necessary initial advice.

Do not go unprepared.

Court cases can be decided as early on as in the interview room. You will probably be familiar with the expression ‘anything you say can be used against you’. This also applies to Dutch criminal law: what has been said remains said. ‘Off the record’ does not exist. You can never again withdraw your statement. What is even more important is that your statement can be used as (important) evidence against you or against others. Therefore never go unprepared to an interview, even if the police officer who interviews you seems understanding or friendly. Please contact us to discuss strategy before you give a statement of any kind.

Usually, you have the right to know prior to the interview what subject you are to be interviewed on. Have you been informed about this? And are you a suspect or only a witness? Do you understand the charge or criminal provision(s) you are confronted with? Are you obliged to give a statement or do you have the right to remain silent? Is it permitted for a lawyer to be present at the interview? We are here and happy to help if you need us to answer these important questions.

Time is of the essence: do not miss deadlines!

There are all sorts of deadlines in criminal law. For example, after receipt of a summons, a notice of objection can be submitted only if this takes place within eight days. In addition, the witnesses or experts must be named in principle no later than ten days prior to the hearing. An appeal must be lodged within fourteen days after the judgment. These are solid deadlines and judges are very insensitive to the reason for missing such a final deadline. We advise you to contact us as soon as possible.

No news does not always mean good news.

When you are permitted to go home again after an interview by the police or the Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service, you are not always told if you will be prosecuted. The criminal case has not finished once the interview is over and you always run the risk that you will receive a summons at a later date. In the intervening period, it is very important that you stay active. If you don’t do anything, you run the risk that exculpatory evidence might be lost or witnesses disappear altogether. This could be seriously disadvantageous for you. Furthermore, your lawyer can agree to a settlement with the public prosecutor, as a result of which public proceedings can be prevented. Together we can determine your strategy, as long as you make contact with us as soon as possible.