Marleen is a lawyer in the criminal and regulatory team with experience in defending a variety of fraud and white collar crime matters. She represents clients both pre and post charge in relation to investigations of money laundering, corruption, insider dealing and (tax) fraud. In addition, she represents clients facing extradition and is familiar with mutual legal assistance requests. She has previous experience in commercial/insurance litigation. Marleen is a native Dutch speaker.
Operation Closeknit - acted for one of the defendants in a cash seizure and money laundering prosecution by HMRC/CPS.
Operation Navigator – SFO prosecution alleging a conspiracy to corrupt a series of high value oil and gas engineering projects, dealing with any issues arising from a Proceeds of Crime restraint order. Dealing with confiscation proceedings.
Operation Amazon - HMRC prosecution.
LIBOR - SFO prosecution in respect of LIBOR fixing.
Operation Cotton – HMRC prosecution.
Acted for an individual subject to a FSA investigation alleging breaches of section 19 FSMA 2000, dealing with any issues arising from a High Court restraint and freezing order.
Acted for individuals faced with extradition proceedings following requests from the Government of the United States of America in relation to wire fraud and money laundering charges.
Mutual legal assistance – represented various witnesses in a Dutch fraud case.
Marleen graduated from the University of Amsterdam with a Masters in Dutch Law. She then worked as an in-house lawyer at DAS Legal Expenses Insurance. Marleen completed her Graduate Diploma in Law and LPC at the College of Law in London and joined Byrne and Partners in 2010 after training at Davies Arnold Cooper. Marleen is a member of the Fraud Lawyers Association, Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum (DELF) and Women in Criminal Law. Marleen is a mentor in the Careers Mentoring Scheme at the University of Law.