Jurjan Geertsma

Attorney-at-law, Partner
Jurjan Geertsma’s legal practice focuses expressly on disciplinary and criminal law, the law of 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 and disciplinary issues.

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). Jurjan has been a board member of the Amsterdam Bar Association since September 2022.

He teaches courses at institutions, for professional practitioners and for legal and compliance officers in the fields of Anti Money Laundering (AML), Anti Bribery & Corruption (ABC), International Sanctions Regulations and Compliance, Integrity, Client Confidentiality and Lawyer-Client Privilege, and organises interrogation and search (‘mock dawn raid’) training sessions. Until early 2005 Jurjan worked as senior counsel in Boekel de Nerée’s Fraud & Compliance practice group in Amsterdam. Together with Oscar Pluimer, he runs the Money Laundering section for the Journal of Sanctions Law & Business.

Jurjan founded JahaeRaymakers in 2015 together with Han Jahae and Carel Raymakers, and is a partner in that law firm. The Legal 500 names JahaeRaymakers 'Top Tier 1' in the field of Fraud and white-collar crime and lists Jurjan Geertsma as 'Leading Individual'.

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