Anke Feenstra

Anke Feenstra is a partner in Hertoghs advocaten, a Dutch boutique law firm specialised fraud and tax litigation. Anke is recommended by Legal500 in the specialisation ‘Fraud and white-collar crime’.    


Anke was studying criminal law and tax law at the Utrecht University, when she first got to know Hertoghs advocaten, the (at that time) only law firm specialised in exactly these two areas of law. Directly after her graduation in 2002 she joined the office. In 2013 she became a partner.


Since she is one of the few lawyers at the office with a more criminal defense law background, Anke started a specialization program to become a criminal defense lawyer specialist. She successfully graduated in 2009.


During her career as a lawyer Anke has specialised in white-collar crime; tax fraud as well as bankruptcy fraud, money laundering and violation of sanction law. She is also experienced in tax litigation on foreign assets (including voluntary disclosure procedures) and the formal (tax) aspects of customs and excise cases. Anke is well-known for her excellent knowledge of details and her straight and duly motivated defense strategies. She will not stop until her client has found a way out of a difficult position.     


Anke is a board member and head of the scientific desk. She has a special interest in the developments on the profession of lawyers. Consequently, she is aiming to preserve the legal privilege of the client-attorney relationship as well as the high quality standards that are expected from lawyers. Anke is therefore one of the coaches for our new paralegals and associates at our office and is a member of various committees.  She is also a member of the Dutch Chapter of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association (“WWCDA”). For more information visit:



Criminal law and Tax law, Utrecht University 2001

Specialization Program Criminal Law, Willem Pompe Institute Utrecht University 2009


Memberships and committees

Admitted to the Dutch Bar since 2003

Member of the Dutch association of defense lawyers

Member of the Dutch association of tax attorneys (chair of the tax fraud committee)

Member of the Examination Committee of the Dutch Bar Exam

Chair of the regional criminal defense law committee

Member of the International Bar Association

Member of the International Fiscal Association

Member of the Dutch Chapter of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association (“WWCDA”)

Member of the editorial staff of ‘Tijdschrift voor Bijzonder Strafrecht en Handhaving’ (a scientific magazine for white collar crime specialists)


Other activities

Author of a number of legal publications on white-collar crime and tax fraud.

Speaker and/or panelist on various national and international seminars and webinars. 

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