R.E. van Zijl

Criminal Defense Lawyer / Partner

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

If the subject concerns financial-economic criminal proceedings, Rosa van Zijl will often 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. However, she is also characterised by her in-depth manner of handling general 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.

Career

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 addition, she deals with general criminal proceedings and conducts proceedings before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

Rosa van Zijl is also associated as a lecturer with the professional training course for lawyers of the Netherlands Bar Association, and is 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 European Criminal Bar Association, of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association and was chairperson of the Dutch Association of Young Criminal Lawyers in 2013-2014. She is co-author of the SDU Commentary on Criminal Law and she publishes in various professional journals and in the Dutch financial newspaper Het Financiële Dagblad.