Mr. G.J. van Oosten (Geertjan)
After studying Dutch law at the University of Amsterdam, Geertjan van Oosten has been practising law since 1998. The first 4.5 years he worked in the criminal law section, focusing on economic criminal law, of then law firm Trenité van Doorne. In 2002 he started his own law firm with others. In October 2007 he started Van Oosten advocaten. In June 2018, this led to the formation of Van Oosten Schulz De Korte Advocaten, which currently consists of ten lawyers.
Geertjan specialises in corporate criminal law/sanction law, including administrative criminal law. He assists companies, including multinationals and their directors. In addition, he has always continued to handle general criminal cases. He is also particularly interested in administrative-law proceedings relating to driving licence retention, traffic offences and minor traffic violations. He is one of the few lawyers in the Netherlands who represents lawyers, civil-law notaries, doctors, accountants and bailiffs in disciplinary proceedings.
He completed the specialist course in criminal law at the Pompe Institute of Utrecht University and the Special Criminal Law course at the VU. Since 2008 he has been the secretary (and acting chairman) of the board of the Dutch Association of Defence Counsel (NVSA). For ten years, he was the criminal law portfolio holder and chairman of the editorial staff of Advocatenblad, the official journal of the Netherlands Bar Association, and a member of various Ministerial Working Parties and consultations on behalf of the Netherlands Bar Association. He regularly acts as an expert in the media and regularly publishes in the professional law journals, some examples of which can be found on this site under the heading “publications”. Geertjan has taught criminal procedure to trainee-lawyers and is a director of the training institute of the Dutch Association of Defence Counsel, in which capacity he organises many training courses each year. In addition, he is a member of the European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA) and the European Fraud and Compliance Lawyers Association (EFCL).
- General and financial criminal law
- Disciplinary law
- Juvenile law
- Certificate of good conduct
- Criminal traffic law