Kim Helwegen

Senior Associate

Kim specializes in resolving disputes, whether through out-of-court settlements or litigation.

She is also a legal mediator who can facilitate dialogue and negotiation between parties with divergent interests and perspective.
Kim is a seasoned litigation lawyer, with over a decade of experience in cross-border investigations, (out of court) settlement discussions or litigation, representing companies and executives in high-stakes and high-profile cases. Kim has a unique combination of tax and criminal litigation skills, which allows her to deal with a wide range of tax law and financial economic issues. She combines her litigation and investigation expertise with her mediation skills to help parties resolve disputes in a constructive and cost-effective way. Along with that, she helps clients resolve (boardroom) disputes as a mediator, using her pragmatic and authentic style.
Kim is a key member in our Amsterdam investigation, litigation and enforcement practice, recognized by Legal 500 for her expertise in representing companies, directors and executives in tax and criminal proceedings. She is also a passionate advocate for Women’s Empowerment and leads the Dutch the Dutch chapter of the WWCDA (Woman’s White Collar Defense Association),a global network of women professionals in investigations, business integrity and ethics. She frequently speaks and writes on procedural tax and financial economic (criminal) law topics.



Pro bono

Offered legal aid to persons whose financial means are limited

Published Work

  • Computerrecht 2022/95 met annotatie van J.J. Oerlemans, K.M.T. Helwegen
  • Privacy, cryptovaluta en compliance, Boom Strafblad 2021-2, p. 74-75  
  • Kroniek Ondernemingsstrafrecht eerste helft 2021(cybercrime), Tijdschrift Bijzonder Strafrecht & Handhaving, 2021  
  • Kroniek Ondernemingsstrafrecht tweede helft 2020 (cybercrime), Tijdschrift Bijzonder Strafrecht & Handhaving, 2021   

Speaking Engagements

  • VAT and carousel fraud, Bijzonder Strafrecht Academie, 31/01/2020
  • VAT and carousel fraud, Bijzonder Strafrecht Academie, 27/08/2019

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

Admitted to the Netherlands Bar (Nederlandse orde van Advocaten)

The Dutch association of tax attorneys (Nederlandse Vereniging van Advocaten-Belastingkundigen)

The Dutch association of tax advisers (Nederlandse orde van Belastingadviseurs)

The Dutch association of young defense lawyers (Nederlandse Vereniging van Jonge Strafrechtadvocaten)

Dutch Chapter of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association



Listed in the register of legal practice areas of the Dutch Bar Association for Strafrecht (Criminal law) and Belastingrecht (tax law).
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.