In 2013 Lisa van der Wal joined De Roos & Pen, a criminal law boutique firm specialised in financial economic and criminal tax law recognised both internationally and within the Netherlands as an authority in this field. Lisa has been a criminal defence lawyer since 1998; before joining De Roos & Pen she worked at Allen & Overy and Spigt Litigators.
Lisa has extensive experience in providing legal aid in large and complex (international) fraud cases. The fraud cases in which she acts as a defence lawyer relate to money laundering, confiscation of proceeds of crime, forgery of documents, fiscal fraud, corruption and financial fraud. Lisa also advises about criminal liability with regard to these topics. She represents companies, directors, shareholders and employees, as well as (employees) of financial institutions and trust offices, accountants and tax advisers. In addition, Lisa also assists companies and financial institutions who have been victims of fraud, and aids them in the filing of a criminal complaint with the public prosecution office and represents their interests during the trials. For these matters she often collaborates with forensic accountants.
Lisa is a member of the Dutch Association of Defence Counsel, the European Criminal Bar Association, the International Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Lisa is also a member of the Advisory Committee on Criminal Law of the Netherlands Bar Association, which comments all legislative proposals concerning criminal law and she is a member of the editorial board of the journal on Sanction Law & Companies. In 2017 she launched the Netherlands chapter of the Women’s White Collar Defence Association.