Attorney at law

Jouko Barensen


Jouko practices corporate criminal law and deals with environmental crime, white collar crime and fraud. Apart from being an experienced litigator, Jouko also deals with internal investigations, compliance issues and regulatory.

In his sector focus on Construction, Financial Markets and Technology, and Heavy Industry (particularly companies that fall under the scope of the ‘Major Accidents Risks Decree’, Brzo 2015), Jouko is acting for constructors, logistics companies, waste processing companies, refineries, airline carriers, tech companies, pharmaceuticals, real estate companies, auditors and tax advisers and financial institutions. Jouko also represents their Boards and management

Jouko has extensive experience as a litigator in a wide range of criminal procedures, which include defending his clients against charges as diverse as tax fraud, fraud and wrong doings in the financial sector, environmental fraud, bribery and corruption, money laundering, cybercrime, international sanctions and insolvency fraud. Apart from defending suspects, Jouko is experienced in asset tracing and recovery for natural and legal persons that have been victimized.

What clients say about me

"Knowledge about criminal investigation procedures and about the authorities conducting them is essential to a lawyer and his client”


Before Jouko joined Ploum he worked for 16 years in the Public Prosecutors Office, of which he was a Prosecutor for 9 years. This means that he understands the needs at both sides and can effectively work with both parties’ interest at hand. In addition, Jouko has been appointed as a deputy judge to the court of The Hague.


  • Member of the Association for Environment and Law
  • Aspiring member of the Dutch Association of Criminal Law attorneys


  • 'Over het begrip ‘zwaar ongeval’ in het Brzo 2015 – en het opvallende gebrek aan rechtspraak hierover”, in TBS&H, Aflevering 3, 2018.
  • 'Dilemma’s rondom de artikel 12 Sv-procedure', in Strafblad 2017/5
  • 'Verbeurdverklaring: een verrassend alternatief. Maakt dit de ontnemingsprocedure overbodig?' in Strafblad 2016/1
  • 'Identiteitsfraude op de arbeidsmarkt en in de sociale zekerheid', J.Barensen en J.A Eijkelenboom, Justitiële Verkenningen, 2006/7.

The Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister)

Jouko Barensen has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):

  • General practice
  • Criminal law

Based on this registration, Jouko Barensen is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.

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