CoLegal has been incorporated by Annemarije Schoonbeek. In the period 1999–2011, Annemarije was affiliated to Loyens & Loeff as tax advisor and lawyer. She moved on to become project manager with the Financial Markets Authority (AFM) from 2011-2016, whereby she was also seconded to the Dutch Central Bank (DNB) for some time. In that role, she was responsible for complex investigations and projects in the area of integrity supervision of licence holders, such as accountancy/audit organisations and investment managers. Annemarije has also had experience with (re)assessment of managing directors. She works regularly together with the DNB, the Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service and Economic Investigation Service (the FIOD), the Tax Authorities and the Financial Expertise Centre (FEC). Annemarije resumed her practice in the legal profession mid-2016. On 1 January 2018, Annemarije incorporated CoLegal and continues her practice under that name. The mission of CoLegal is to provide high quality specialised legal support in an effective setting.
Annemarije is specialised in the enforcement of financial supervision legislation (Wft, Wtt, Wwft) and in financial and economic criminal law. In addition, she is specialised in the supervisory legislation regarding accountancy organisations / audit firms (Wta) and the disciplinary rules. In that framework, she advises on compliance (amongst others, reporting obligations). She assists accountancy organisations / audit firms and (financial) enterprises when (threatened to be) confronted with investigations into violation of supervisory legislation and fraud and the subsequent enforcement. Drawing from her professional experience, Annemarije is well-equipped to provide assistance in the framework of incident management. She also advises enterprises who are confronted with actions of investigative bodies, supports them at inquiries and when necessary, draws up reports for enterprises which are the victim of fraud.
Annemarije graduated in Netherlands law and in tax law from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). She has completed a variety of specialist courses, including the specialist course Criminal Law of the NOvA, the Training Course Law of evidence in criminal law at the VU University and the specialist course in Financial Law at the Grotius Academy of the Radboud University. Annemarije publishes articles regularly and is editor of the Journal, Tijdschrift voor Compliance (TvCo) and the Annual Accounts Law Journal, Tijdschrift voor Jaarrekeningenrecht (TvJ). She is a highly sought after speaker, lecturer at the Netherlands Compliance Institute and Licent, and an advisor in the area of compliance, supervision and financial and economic criminal law.
Annemarije is a member of the Netherlands Criminal Defence Lawyers Association (Nederlandse Vereniging van Strafrechtadvocaten: NVSA), the association for Financial Law (Vereniging voor Financieel Recht: VvFR), the Netherlands Tax Lawyers Association (Nederlandse Vereniging van Advocaten Belastingkundigen: NVAB) and the CR & Corruption Eradication Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).