Jeroen Soeteman

Jeroen is a founding partner at Jebbink Soeteman Advocaten, a small and fierce criminal law firm from the Netherlands with an impressive track record. After finishing his studies in 1999, Jeroen worked for several prestigious law firms, before starting his own law firm in Amsterdam in 2009. He specializes in (transboundary) financial criminal law and is also very active in the more severe crime cases. Also, he is specialized in assisting persons who are summoned to be heard as a witness or suspect in criminal or other (forensic) fact-finding investigations and before a parliamentary inquiry committee.

Jeroen is a born lawyer, a fast thinker with extensive knowledge of the Dutch criminal law system, making him a force to be reckoned with. He excels in court, where a strong pleading can tip the scale, but he also knows when and how to settle a case outside court, to end a criminal investigation and avoid publicity.

Since 2022 Jeroen is member of the Board of The Netherlands Bar, which represents 19.000 lawyers. As such, he is, among other things, responsible for all criminal law related matters, the professional education of starting lawyers and the lawyer-client privilege.

From 2016 to 2021, Jeroen was the chairman of the Dutch Association of Defence Counsel, representing over 500 criminal defence lawyers in The Netherlands.

He is a member of both the European Criminal Bar Association and the International bar Association. He’s been a longtime lecturer in various fields of criminal law (like Legal Tech and Preventive Custody), both teaching at University and at courses for lawyers, prosecutors and judges. In 2018 he was ranked 5th in a national survey under criminal defence lawyers to select the best criminal defence laywer in The Netherlands.

He provides counsel in fluent Dutch and English and speaks German and some Spanish and French.


“Excels under pressure, a purist with a principal drive to protect his clients by any means necessary.”

“Jeroen is a true professional. Available around the clock, and very straightforward. He will tell it like it is.”





Rosa van Zijl

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 characterized 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. If needed she knows the way to settle cases out of court and keeps them out of publicity. The boundless energy with which she embraces cases is fed by her idealism: everyone is entitled to the best defense.

Rosa is a partner at Jebbink Soeteman advocaten in Amsterdam, a small and fierce criminal law firm in The Netherlands where she is the head of the fraud division. She is a member of the Advisory Committee on Criminal Law of the Netherlands Bar Association, which comments on all national legislative proposals concerning criminal law. Also, she is co-author of the SDU Commentary on Criminal Law and is associated as a lecturer with the professional training course for lawyers of the Netherlands Bar Association. Furthermore, she is a member of the Dutch Association of Defense Counsel, of the European Criminal Bar Association and of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association. She was the (first female) chairperson of the Dutch Association of Young Criminal Lawyers in 2013-2014. Rosa publishes in various professional journals and in the Dutch financial newspaper Het Financiële Dagblad.

“From a legal point of view, Rosa is a true expert, but equally important is the fact that she is so in tune with all human aspects of a case.” She is simply extremely good at her work. (…) Rosa indeed commits herself to her clients for more than 100%.”