Susanne van Breukelen

Attorney-at-law, Partner
Susanne assists companies and senior management in complex criminal investigations and proceedings. She also advises on integrity and compliance issues, for example in the field of anti-money laundering and anti-corruption. Susanne is a corporate advisor with extensive knowledge and broad experience and is therefore, like no other, able to understand the needs of clients. She advocates a proactive and multidisciplinary approach, aimed at solving problems, preventing their occurrence in the future and managing risks.

Susanne is a specialist in the field of anti-money laundering, anti-corruption, environmental and working conditions legislation and (tax) fraud. In addition, Susanne has in-depth knowledge of subjects such confidentiality obligations and legal privilege. Susanne's clients include both national and international companies active in, for instance, the (petro)chemical sector, private equity, real estate development and investment, commodities, healthcare, e-commerce and transport. Susanne has extensive experience in conducting (internal) investigations and advising on the implementation of compliance measures. She also provides regular training on what to do during a dawn raid or interrogation by the authorities and gives courses on confidentiality obligations and legal privilege.


Some of Susanne's recent cases:

  • Assisting an international financial institution in a criminal investigation into alleged breaches of anti-money laundering legislation
  • Conducting an internal investigation into possible tax irregularities by a foreign subsidiary of a large international ICT service provider
  • Advising senior management of an international commodity trader in the context of a criminal investigation into suspicions of corruption
  • Providing training and advice to an international investment company on the implementation of anti-money laundering measures

Susanne is a member of the Dutch Association of Defense Counsel (‘Nederlandse Vereniging van Strafrechtadvocaten’), the Corporate Litigation Association (‘Vereniging Corporate Litigation’) and the Financial Law Association (‘Vereniging voor Financieel Recht’). Susanne regularly lectures on subjects related to her practice. Susanne is also a deputy judge in the criminal law division of the District Court of Midden-Nederland.

Before joining JahaeRaymakers, Susanne headed the corporate criminal law practice of Loyens & Loeff. Before that, she worked at Boekel De Nerée and DLA Piper.


What others say about Susanne:

Legal 500: "Susanne van Breukelen is a technically strong but at the same time a very emphatic person who got the job done with very good results and pleasant cooperation." (2021)

Legal 500: “At Loyens & Loeff, the team, according to one client, 'does an outstanding job in assisting us with difficult legal cases'. Senior associate Susanne van Breukelen is a key name for corporate criminal defence work. Compliance issues are another area of strength.” (2019)

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