Jurjan Geertsma focuses on Dutch Corporate Internal investigations, Dutch sanctions and the reputational issues involved. He helps his clients to identify potential risks, jointly draws up an appropriate strategy and proactively and resolutely goes in search of solutions. He assists companies from a wide range of sectors (including the chemical, food and property sectors), financial institutions (such as trust offices) and professional practitioners (in e.g. the healthcare sector and the notarial and accountancy practices) who are faced with criminal accusations, administrative enforcement, and supervisory, integrity and disciplinary issues.
Jurjan has experience in advising companies and institutions about anti-money laundering, anti-corruption and other international and Dutch sanctions compliance. He performs Corporate Internal Investigations together with forensic accountants and develops asset tracing and recovery strategies with tax or civil law lawyers.
Jurjan is a member of the Dutch Association of Defence Counsel (NVSA) and of the European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA), where he forms part of the Anti-Corruption Working Group. He is also involved in the Corporate Responsibility & Anti-Corruption Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). He is affiliated with the Asset Tracing & Recovery working group of the Institute for Financial Crime (IFFC). He teaches courses at institutions, for professional practitioners and for legal and compliance officers in the fields of the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Prevention Act (Wwft), international sanctions regulations and compliance, integrity, client confidentiality and lawyer-client privilege, and organises interrogation and mock dawn raid / search training sessions. Until early 2005 Jurjan worked as senior counsel in Boekel de Nerée’s Fraud & Compliance practice group in Amsterdam.
Jurjan is one of the founders of the law firm JahaeRaymakers