Marianne Hirsch Ballin will join Pels Rijcken's partner group on 1 September 2023. Pels Rijcken thus strengthens its position in the field of criminal (procedural) law. Marianne's expertise includes international and European law aspects of criminal law and the relationship with other areas of law, such as administrative law, national security law and data protection law. Marianne is currently Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Law at VU University Amsterdam and associated with Pels Rijcken as a lawyer for one day a week. After her association, she will reverse these roles. Marianne also holds various ancillary positions. For instance, she is a board member of the National Committee of 4 and 5 May and deputy judge in the Gelderland District Court. Previously, she was a member of the Committee for Implementation of the New Code of Criminal Procedure.
Marianne Hirsch Ballin: “I am looking forward to deploy my knowledge and experience in the field of criminal law for Pels Rijcken as a partner. Criminal justice often involves complex conflicts of interests. I see it as an important responsibility to defend the public interest in accordance with the requirements of the rule of law as a lawyer of the State. I also want to continue contributing to a meaningful connection between theory and practice as a professor at VU University Amsterdam."
Sandra van Heukelom-Verhage: "I am pleased that Marianne is joining the partner group. She is a talented lawyer with special expertise in criminal (procedural) law. With her experience in both practice and science, she is able to contribute ideas to our clients on a strategic level from a broader perspective."