The more and more companies are prosecuted in Belgium for crimes, such as fiscal and economic fraud, forgery and financial forgeries, money laundering, internet fraud, environmental crimes and social crimes.

Belgian and foreign  companies or non profit organisations can be sentenced to substantial fines and forfeiture of  assets and profits and even dissolution. 

Companies and  other  are also entitled to their own independent and specialized criminal defense.

It is important that they are assisted by a lawyer when the representatives or directors of these companies are called up for questioning by the police in a criminal investigation.

Tom De Meester has extensive experience in assisting companies and other legal entities in financial fraud, bankruptcy crime, money laundering and other property crimes. Because he also assists companies in other legal matters, he knows the practices and decision-making process in companies well.

He is also appointed by the courts as ad hoc proxy (legal representative) in criminal investigations for companies.

Tom De Meester, specialist in criminal law

Since 1995, Tom De Meester has built up a wealth of experience and thorough expertise in all aspects of criminal law. His penchant for criminal law stems from his human involvement and aversion to injustice.

He is Chairman of the Department of Criminal Law of the Antwerp Bar of lawyers and responsible for legal assistance  during police interrogations  . In addition, he also teaches as a lecturer in criminal procedural law at the school for trainees.  

As holder of the certificate of special training in  proceedings before the Supreme Court of Belgium  in criminal matters, he can also defend you before the Supreme Court. He is also a member of the Committee on Criminal Law of  the Order of the Flemish Bar associations  and the Council of the League for Human Rights. He fcompleted an additional course in criminology and was a research assistant at the Ghent University department of Criminal Law and opening speaker of the Conference of Lawyers in Antwerp.

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Tom De Meester barrister Liberant Lawyers