Anke Feenstra is managing partner of Hertoghs advocaten, a Dutch boutique law firm specialized in defence of fraud cases and tax litigation. She graduated in criminal law and tax law at Utrecht University in 2002. She joined Hertoghs advocaten, which was the only law firm specialized in her two areas of law at that time and, in 2013, became partner there.
As one of the few lawyers at the firm with a criminal defence law background, Anke started a specialization programme to become a criminal defence lawyer specialist. She successfully graduated in 2009.
During her career as a lawyer, she has specialized in white-collar crime cases; tax fraud as well as bankruptcy fraud, money laundering and violation of sanction law. She also has broad experience with tax litigation on foreign assets (including voluntary disclosure procedures) and the formal (tax) aspects of customs and excise cases. Anke is renowned for her excellent knowledge of details and her direct, motivated and unrelenting defence strategies.
Anke is managing partner at Hertoghs advocaten. She has a special interest in the professional development of lawyers and in preserving the legal privilege of the client-attorney relationship as well as the high-quality standards that might be expected from lawyers. She is one of the coaches for the firm’s new paralegals and associates and has various memberships at the Netherlands Bar Association. She is also a member of the Dutch Chapter of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA). Anke is recommended in the Legal 500 and the Who is Who Legal. She won the award of principal of the year (patroon van het jaar) in 2017.