R.E. van Zijl

Criminal Defence Lawyer / Partner

Tel : +316 1819 3705 |  vanzijl@jsadvocaten.nl

Rosa van Zijl

If the subject concerns financial-economic criminal proceedings, Rosa van Zijl will make the difference. With relentless energy she works through the paperwork from the Public Prosecution Service or the Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service, in search of an incorrect assumption or an accusation that cannot be proven. She is characterised by her in-depth manner of handling all her cases. She can be distinguished in the courtroom by way of her strongly formulated documents and the calmness with which she, especially in complex financial cases, infallibly maintains an overview and directs matters toward the best possible result in a focused manner. The boundless energy with which she embraces cases is fed by her idealism: everyone is entitled to the best defence.


Rosa van Zijl completed her Criminal Law and Encyclopaedia and Philosophy of Law studies cum laude at the University of Leiden and also passed her propaedeutic year in Greek and Latin Languages and Culture. In 2007 she started her career as a criminal lawyer at Sjöcrona Van Stigt advocaten, a law firm that specializes in financial-economic criminal law. In 2013 she moved to Jebbink Soeteman advocaten, where she specialised further in financial-economic criminal proceedings. In November 2016 Rosa van Zijl became partner at Jebbink Soeteman.

Rosa van Zijl is also the Dutch representative in the Criminal Law Committee of The Council of Bars and Law Societies in Europe (CCBE) and member of the Advisory Board of the European Criminal Bar Association. She is also a member of the Advisory Committee on Criminal Law of the Netherlands Bar Association. This Committee comments on all national legislative proposals concerning criminal law. She is a member of the Dutch Association of Criminal Lawyers, of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association and was chairperson of the Dutch Association of Young Criminal Lawyers in 2013-2014. She publishes in various professional journals and in the Dutch financial newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad.