Construction in Netherlands

AKD

AKD ‘belongs to the best law firms in the Netherlands in the field of construction’. It advises on national and international mandates, including contentious and non-contentious matters. Its multidisciplinary team includes experts in litigation and arbitration, real estate, construction, project finance, public-private partnerships (PPPs), environmental and planning law. Marc Wintgens, who focuses on private construction and real estate law, heads the team alongside Sven Billet. Frenk Huisman joined as a partner from Baker McKenzie and brings expertise in  property development and projects work; he has previously been based in the Middle East. Jeanette Luijten was promoted to the partnership.

Practice head(s):

Marc Wintgens; Sven Billet

Other key lawyers:

Frenk Huisman; Jeanette Luijten

Testimonials

Open and transparent communication.

Professional competency.’

Juridical depth of advice, swift response and practical approach.

Marc Wintgens has a very good understanding not only of construction but also of development and the real estate business.

The team is very practically oriented in their advice.

They understand our business needs well and are able to provide tailored guidance in structuring deals and dealing with practical issues.

Frenk Huisman is responsible and dependable.

Marc Wintgens is an excellent construction lawyer, with a lot of experience, in-depth knowledge and excellent negotiation skills.

Key clients

VolkerWessels

DW Partners

Prorail

WDP

DSV

Catella

Green Real Estate

Development Company Greenport Venlo (DCGV)

M&G Real Estate

Heijmans

BAM

Crosslane

Philips

Janssen De Jong / Hercuton

The municipalities of: Amsterdam; Utrecht: Eindhoven; Kampen; Tilburg; Breda and Westland

The Provinces of: Limburg; Gelderland and Zuid-Holland.

Dutch housing cooperatives: Rochdale, Stichting Portaal, Stichting Staedion, Stichting Haag Wonen, Stichting Havensteder, Stichting Vestia Groep, Stichting Woonbedrijf, Stichting Ymere, Woonstichting ’thuis, Woningbouwvereniging WonenCentraal and Stichting Sint Trudo

Kaan Architects

Prologis

Vue Cinemas

Epicenter Stockholm

Flow Real Estate

TB3 Investment

Profinn

Several hospitals including:

Erasmus Medical Centre

Zuyderland

Greystar Real Estate Partners LLP

Allianz Real Estate GmbH

Netflix

Work highlights

  • Advised VolkerWessels on all legal work with respect to a development / redevelopment project in the Netherlands, Strijp S, comprising around 500,000 sqm on a former Philips Electronics site.
  • Assisted a large pan-European construction company in a complex legal dispute with its principal.
  • Advising Netflix on building its new monumental landmark EMEA head office building in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek is well regarded for high-stakes construction litigation and has carved a niche handling construction arbitration before international arbitral institutions. It also handles non-contentious matters, often with a cross-border element, including project financing, PPP projects and public law. Practice head Bommel van der Bend focuses on European and Dutch public procurement law and complex international arbitration in the construction and natural resource sectors. Edward van Geuns handles high-value disputes. Senior associate Stefan Derksen is recommended for commercial litigation, arbitration and contract issues.

Practice head(s):

Bommel Van Der Bend

Other key lawyers:

Stefan Derksen; Edward van Geuns

Testimonials

‘Stefan Derksen has good knowledge and experience in the practice area.’

‘Good tailor-made advice.’

‘Easily accessible and willing to help.’

‘This is a very diverse team – so, the solutions are rounded and creative.’

‘What I find impressive is the team’s ownership of the case, and an almost old-fashioned sense of responsibility and accountability.’

‘The sense of real ownership and pride in their work are some of the attributes that make the team stand out to me.’

‘Junior team is very strong.’

‘A broad range of experts in all areas.’

Key clients

Royal Dutch Shell

Schiphol Airport

Eindhoven Airport

TenneT

ProRail

McDermott (CB&I)

Port of Rotterdam

PALLAS

SBM Offshore

Gasunie

Ahold Delhaize

ENGIE

VolkerWessels

BAM Group

Tebodin

DSM

VTTI

Novolipetsk Steel Company (NLMK)

Heineken

Work highlights

  • Represented Sabah Shell Petroleum Co. Ltd. (Royal Dutch Shell) in high-stakes arbitration related to the construction of a large offshore oil platform.
  • Provided  Schiphol Airport with strategic advice and assistance for the construction and tendering of a new terminal building.
  • Assisting Royal BAM Group N.V. with all of its financing work, including multiple transactions of BAM’s PPP group.

HabrakenRutten

Rotterdam-based boutique infrastructure and real estate specialist HabrakenRutten provides comprehensive construction and development advice, handling large-scale projects from start to finish. With the capacity to handle both contentious and non-contentious issues, the firm advises on procurement, contract law, corporate law, finance, planning, zoning and environment matters. On the contentious side, it handles litigation and construction-specific arbitration. Peter Habraken heads the practice and acts for clients in the real estate, infrastructure, energy and logistics sectors. Sjoerd Rutten and Henk Raven  jointly head the team. Toon van Mierlo joined as partner from NautaDutilh.

Practice head(s):

Sjoerd Rutten; Peter Habraken; Henk Raven

Other key lawyers:

Toon van Mierlo

Key clients

Hochtief

Strukton

Siemens Nederland

Work highlights

  • Advising a combination on the early termination of its PDC contract with the State of the Netherlands, for the complete restructuring of the Hoevelaken A1 and A28 Motorways intersection.
  • Advising Hommerson Casino’s on the development and realisation of a new two-level underground parking garage for 700 cars under The Hague North Sea beach boulevard.

Houthoff

The construction team at Houthoff is based in Rotterdam and provides a full-service offering, inclusive of financing, regulatory, insurance, environmental and planning expertise. The ‘very proactive’ group is adept at handling construction litigation, public procurement, and project development. Practice head Michel Klijn provides ‘sharp analysis’ and ‘always has an eye on the strategic line’. Klijn advises on transactional and contentious matters. Sander van den Boogaart, who was recently promoted to counsel, is noted for projects, project financing and PPPs.

Practice head(s):

Michel Klijn

Other key lawyers:

Sander van den Boogaart

Testimonials

‘Broad expertise and easily approachable.’

‘Empowerment, expertise and clear advice.’

‘Besides the in-depth knowledge and easy contact, I appreciate the flexibility of the way Houthoff answers questions.’

‘They always deliver, never disappoint and are always are worth the money.’

‘Most of the time I work with Michel Klijn. I can reach Michel almost any time, he even picks up the phone when he’s on holiday’.

‘Michel Klijn has much knowledge in the top of his head, so you get immediate answers’.

‘The team is very proactive and fast paced.’

‘The Houthoff team gives excellent advice and legal strategy, always with a long-term focus and the aim to avoid litigation.’

Key clients

BAM Groep

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield

Boskalis

Invester United Benefits GmbH

Rotterdam Erasmus University

DST Group / Bysteel

Hansa Invest

Attero

FCC

Eneco

Spitzke Rail

International Criminal Court

Siza

Giant

Jaarbeurs

OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons)

Waterschap Aa en Maas (Water control board)

Work highlights

  • Representing a joint venture (named Oviesa) between IES Immobilien-Projektentwicklung GmbH and Invester United Benefits GmbH (Austria) in a project which consists of the development and realisation of two iconic buildings along the IJ waterfront in Amsterdam.
  • Representing Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield in the €600m redevelopment of the Leidsenhage shopping mall in Leidschendam-Voorburg, the Netherlands.
  • Advising FCC on the A9 motorway project.

Stibbe

Stibbe has extensive transaction and litigation experience regarding real estate, construction and procurement law. It is well-known for its involvement in major construction and PPP projects, as well as heavy plant projects and offshore facilities. David Orobio de Castro jointly heads the real estate and construction group and is noted for his expertise in private finance initiatives (PFIs), building contracts, property development, property finance, real estate and concession contracts. Fellow co-head Ingmar De Groot has an ‘eye for detail’.

Practice head(s):

David Orobio de Castro; Ingmar de Groot

Other key lawyers:

Erik Verweij; Iris Hendriksen

Testimonials

‘Stibbe is a very reliable and knowledgeable partner to work with and has great experience in the various types of contracts.’

‘They are always on top of the issues and follow up in a quick and swift manner, which is of great importance of our business.’

‘The construction team combines an in-depth knowledge with extensive transaction and litigation experience regarding real estate, construction and procurement law.’

‘The construction team members have a very good business sense and are able to communicate in a smooth and effective way.’

‘They have a pragmatic approach.’

‘They always remain focussed even in long-lasting procedures.’

‘The Stibbe people are team players, both internally and with the client which makes it an inspiring and pleasant experience to work with them.’

‘Stibbe are the number one go to firm for high-end and complex construction matters.’

Key clients

Macquarie Capital

EIB

Ballast Nedam

Heijmans

Fluor

Jan de Nul

Boskalis

University of Amsterdam (UVA)

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Foundation

Bouwfonds Property Development (BPD)

Holland Casino

VU

TNT/FedEx

Neinver

Work highlights

  • Advised Macquarie Capital (sponsor) on reaching the financial close of the €1bn PPP Project A9 Badhoevedorp-Holendrecht.
  • Advised BPD in relation to the development of Booking.com’s new international headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Advising Ballast Nedam in relation to all the legal aspects of the construction of a new hospital on the island of Curacao.

Straatman Koster Advocaten

Niche construction specialist Straatman Koster Advocaten handles a broad range of construction matters from its base in Rotterdam. The team is a popular choice for major corporate clients, construction companies, property developers, architects, engineering firms, and the public sector. Practice head Olivier Vermeulen is a key name for construction disputes, including litigation and arbitration cases. Angela Minderhoud specialises in pre-court dispute resolution and also handles contract negotiations, and engineering and construction claims.

Practice head(s):

Olivier Vermeulen

Other key lawyers:

Angela Minderhoud; Thijs Straatman; Frederik van Nouhuys; Wilfried Koster; Matthijs van Leeuwen

Testimonials

‘Angela Minderhoud is communicative, very knowledgeable and more importantly communicates clearly and in a friendly manner.’

‘Thorough market expertise, excellent negotiation capabilities, highly appreciated strategists.’

‘Very good knowledge of the market.’

‘The firm is always open to develop their services and practice to meet our needs and expectations.’

‘Practical approach with very good legal knowledge.’

‘Angela Minderhoud stands out because she not only focusses on the topic at the table but has the ability to think about the unexpected’.

‘They have deep knowledge of construction litigation’.

‘Very pleasant and professional approach’.

Key clients

BDP (formerly Bouwfonds) / Rabobank

Koninklijke Volker Wessels Stevin

Dura Vermeer

Schiphol Area Development Company

KanAm Grund

A Lanes A15 (Strukton, Strabag, Ballast Nedam)

TenneT TSO

Municipality Rotterdam

Municipality the Hague

Municipality Leiden

Municipality Gouda

Municipality De Bilt

Municipality Almere

Ballast Nedam

Football Club Feyenoord

Green Park Aalsmeer Gebiedsontwikkeling

Football Club AZ

VORM Ontwikkeling B.V.

ProDelta Real Estate Development B.V.

Moervast Development

KIKX Development

Strukton Group

Synchroon/TBI

Evides

Vesteda

Van Herk

Arcadis N.V.

KBC

Middin

Hochtief

Transdev

Klépierre

Mirus International

Museum Naturalis

Woonstad Rotterdam

Cores (Belgium)

Demako (Belgium)

Leiden University

Strabag

Stichting Vestia

Royal Properties Development

Woonzorg Nederland

Work highlights

  • Advising TenneT on a major dispute with a contractor regarding the design and build of a 110 Kv cable connection between two cities.
  • Advising A-lanes A15 with respect to subcontractor issues regarding the new Botlek Bridge and the highway reconstruction including negotiations and litigation.
  • Advising the Municipality of Rotterdam on ‘Hart van Zuid’, an urban redevelopment project.

CMS

The real estate and construction team at CMS is noted for its energy, infrastructure and projects focus. The firm is well placed to advise contractors, consultants, architects and employers on contracts and the resolution of litigious matters. Leveraging support from its global network of offices, the team is able to handle multi-jurisdictional disputes. Head of practice Arno Moret has deep expertise in litigation and arbitration. Jeroen Berlage, who jointly heads the team, advises national and international clients on civil-construction law issues.

Practice head(s):

Jeroen Berlage; Arno Moret

Other key lawyers:

Maartje Speksnijder

Testimonials

‘The CMS Real Estate & Construction team members know the construction business inside and out’.

‘They have a practical approach, with the best interest of the client as their main priority. ’

‘Arno Moret has excellent knowledge of construction law and knows the construction business very well’.

‘Arno Moret comes up with practical solutions and keeps a close eye on both the short and long term consequences of actions and measures’.

Key clients

Koninklijke BAM Groep N.V.

N.V. Nederlandse Spoorwegen

a.s.r.

AEB

Ballast Nedam

Global Switch

Janssen de Jong (subsidiary company Hercuton)

Andus Group

Dynniq

Tétris Design & Build (part of JLL)

Work highlights

  • Advising and  a.s.r. / Vesteda (“LRC”) on the development and construction of Leidsche Rijn Centrum, a new city centre of a Utrecht suburb.
  • Advised BAM on a complex matter where part of the parking garage at Eindhoven Airport collapsed, where many parties (airport authorities, engineering authorities, Dutch State, subcontractors) and insurers were involved.
  • Acting as litigation counsel in arbitration on behalf of the subcontractor against the main contractor TBI, pertaining to the newly realised office building of the European Patent Organisation in Rijswijk.

Dentons

The construction and projects team at Dentons focuses on infrastructure, renewable energy and industrial projects, alongside commercial real estate developments. The team also provides additional support on regulatory and permitting issues, corporate, tax and notary matters, and is well positioned to handle a broad range of construction issues. Head of practice Bas van Schouwenburg has considerable experience handling national and international arbitration. Bram Braat, who was recently promoted to partner, specialises in procurement matters.

Practice head(s):

Bas van Schouwenburg

Other key lawyers:

Bram Braat

Testimonials

‘I always get a prompt reaction end helpful answer to my questions.’

‘We have complete confidence in Bas van Schouwenburg.’

‘We have deep respect for Bas van Schouwenburg’s knowledge and understanding of real estate law and the legal system in the Netherlands.’

‘Bas van Schouwenburg is positive, creative and highly ethical with great attention to detail, as well as a grasp of complex legal matters.’

‘Pleasant and nice individuals, focused on getting the job done.’

‘Bas van Schouwenburg has repeatedly demonstrated force of intellect, and when necessary, restraint in representing our position to the opposing legal counsel.’

‘Bas van Schouwenburg views each issue with clarity, understanding of the nuances involved and brings the qualities of judgement, character and ability to craft an effective legal argument.’

Key clients

Adyen N.V.

Almelose Woningstichting Beter Wonen

BAM Bouw & Techniek B.V.

Ricardo Rail

Beulco GmbH & Co. KG

Bluefield

CTF Amsterdam

Cushman & Wakefield / DZAP

Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam

Gemeente Capelle aan den Ijssel

H&M Hennes & Mauritz Netherlands B.V.

Hollandia Group

Du Prie Vastgoedontwikkeling B.V.

Imbema

Impact Vastgoed

Jacobs UK Ltd.

Joh. Mourik & Co Holding B.V.

Klépierre Nederland B.V.

Leyten Bouwplan Ontwikkeling B.V.

Maarsen Groep

McCain Foods Holland B.V.

Nederlandse Vereniging van Makelaars (NVM)

Plaza West

Sinnalba

Prowinko

Stichting Woonstad Rotterdam

TAV Ariport Holding CO

TBI Holdings / Croonwolter&dros / Mobilis

Unibail Rodamco Westfield

Union Investment Real Estate GmbH

Visser & Smit Hanab B.V.

Wester IJ-Dock B.V.

Wonderwoods Development B.V.

Work highlights

  • Advising University Campus Erasmus Rotterdam on various matters and disputes regarding various construction projects on the university campus.
  • Advising CTF Amsterdam B.V. on the ongoing transformation of the former Paleis van Justitie.
  • Advising Wonderwoods Development B.V. on a major ongoing project in the Dutch city of Utrecht to build two large connected towers, forming an urban ‘vertical forest’, the centrepiece of a €200m mixed commercial and residential development.

Kennedy Van der Laan

Kennedy Van der Laan’s construction, real estate and procurement team also has expertise in zoning, planning and environmental law, construction and architect law, procurement law, lease law and transactional work. It handles projects from tender through to post-construction litigation and arbitration, and also advises on leasing and property management issues. Team head Richard Jan Roks specialises in civil construction and procurement, with a focus on the healthcare sector. Nico Jacobs, who jointly heads the team, focuses on commercial real estate projects in the hospitality sector.

Practice head(s):

Richard-Jan Roks; Nico Jacobs

Other key lawyers:

Eline Goemans

Testimonials

‘Excellent team that has a lot of experience in the field of construction and procurement law.’

‘Richard-Jan Roks is a very good and pleasant lawyer to work with.’

‘Richard-Jan Roks has a lot of experience in construction and procurement law.’

‘Richard-Jan Roks is very good at drafting contracts and tender documentation, but also very good at litigating in court.’

Key clients

Municipality of Amsterdam

Port of Amsterdam

Municipality of Groningen

Prinses Máxima Centrum for Child Oncologie

ABN AMRO

AMC (academic hospital)

VUmc (academic hospital)

Nike Europe

Vink Bouw (construction company)

IQNN (development company)

PPHE Hotel Group

Grand City Hotel Group

Maarsen Groep (large Dutch developer)

Schiphol Airport

Bouwbedrijf de Nijs

Bouwmaatschappij Weboma

MVDRV (architect)

Rijnboutt (architect)

Zurich

AIG

AEW Europe

Raiffeissen Bank

Blauwhoed

VolkerWessels

De Alliantie

Neutelings Riedijk

HP Nederland

Work highlights

  • Assisting the Dutch construction / development company Vink Bouw with a number of high-profile developments in Amsterdam and Delft.
  • Assist AEW Europe with dealing with tenants of The Vijzel and the renovation of the office building including the drafting and negotiating of the design and construction agreement with the main contractor.
  • Involved in the drafting of various construction contracts for massive data centres.

Loyens & Loeff

Loyens & Loeff’s multidisciplinary team includes civil law notaries and tax advisers, as well as lawyers, making it well positioned to advise on a broad range of construction and real estate matters. The team is frequently instructed by project developers, investors, and construction companies. The practice is headed by Jurriaan van der Stok, Ynze van der Tempel and counsel Timo Huisman. Van der Stok is a civil notary and focuses on project development and real estate transactions. van der Tempel is chairman of the indirect tax practice group.

Practice head(s):

Jurriaan van der Stok; Ynze van der Tempel; Timo Huisman

Other key lawyers:

Bartjan Zoetmulder; Steven Lucas

Testimonials

‘When we were put in the corner there was always a creative way out with a smart work around to make it work one way or the other.’

‘The composition of the company and team is organised in such a way that there is an answer for every question.’

‘Timo Huisman is very skilled and versatile in construction law.’

‘The practice has a multidisciplinary team available at all times.’

‘What makes the individuals stand out, is their drive to provide you with the best legal advice made available in the shortest possible time.’

‘Deal-driven, strong negotiation skills, pragmatism, responsive and excellent knowledge.’

‘Experienced, pragmatic and pleasant to work with.’

Key clients

AM

Amvest

APF International / Angelo Gordon

Being Development

CBRE GI

David Hart Group

Edge Technologies

Goldman Sachs

KKR / Mirastar

Maarsen Groep

Provast

Patrizia

Royal BAM

Somerset

Work highlights

  • Advised The Blackstone Group on the redevelopment (including permits) of the monumental Amsterdam office buildings Tripolis into Tripolis-Park.
  • Advised USAA Realco and Somerset on i) the establishment of a joint venture, ii) the acquisition of the Flora Holland area, iii) the development agreement and lease agreement with Zalando and iv) the construction agreement with the contractor to realise a large distribution centre.
  • Advised Provast on the turn-key sale of the Grotiusplaats project in The Hague to CBRE Global Investors and ASR.

Norton Rose Fulbright

The infrastructure team at Norton Rose Fulbright is well regarded for construction and project development, with a focus on project finance and PPP. It has expertise over the entire lifecycle of a project, with experience in concession contracts, construction and operation contracts, public procurement, land rights and infrastructure funds. The team also often contributes to think tanks initiated by the Dutch government to promote innovative projects in the field of infrastructure and expedite public procurement and permitting procedures. Daphne Broerse heads the practice.

Practice head(s):

Daphne Broerse

Other key lawyers:

Annemarie Ver Loren van Themaat-Creutzberg

Testimonials

‘A solid team with short communication lines.’

‘Practical and take the situation “as is”‘.

Key clients

Ballast Nedam Concessies

Heijmans Nederland

John Laing

Macquarie Capital

TBI PPP

Dura Vermeer

DEME Group

BBGI

Ørsted

Wavin

Emerald Kalama Chemicals

Strukton

Santrade

Work highlights

  • Advised all three lender groups in respect of the realisation of Drentse Monden en Oostermoer, an onshore wind farm in the Netherlands.
  • Advising Fresh Trading Ltd in respect of a new integrated juice terminal, blending and filling business which will be constructed in the port area of Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Advising the winning Consortium Comol5 regarding the RijnlandRoute project, a new N434 road close to Leiden including a tunnel.

Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV

The construction and procurement law practice group at Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV is well known in the marketplace for its representation of the Dutch state in large-scale public infrastructure works. It also acts for private sector clients and has noted expertise in PPP, PFI, drafting contracts and disputes. Practice head Mark Birnage is deeply experienced in design, build, finance, maintain and operate (DBFMO) contracts. Pieter Stuijt handles litigation and arbitration in relation to construction and procurement disputes. Senior associate Christina Mutinghe is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Mark Birnage

Other key lawyers:

Pieter Stuijt; Christina Mutinghe; Maarten van Rijn; René Kiers

Testimonials

‘A very strong, fast-thinking and fast-acting team, they give great advice with a sharp eye for detail and possible political implications.’

‘Would recommend them to anyone.’

‘Broad knowledge and therefore full advice, but still one point of contact.’

‘The team is always searching for the long term solutions and relationships.’

‘The knowledge of the national government and the proper protection of its interests in and outside the courtroom makes this law firm unique.’

‘The employees have extensive knowledge and expertise.’

‘René Kiers is a giant among some very formidable international colleagues’.

‘The individuals I have worked with are outstanding in putting things in perspective and helping to make the context clear’.

Key clients

State of the Netherlands, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat)

State of the Netherlands, Ministry of Defence

State of the Netherlands, Ministry of Finance

State of the Netherlands, Central Government Real Estate Agency

State of the Netherlands, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy

State of the Netherlands, Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations

Philips Pension Fund

ExxonMobil / Esso Nederland B.V.

Galapagos

Aruba Airport Authority

ProRail

Province of Noord-Holland

Province of South-Holland

Province of Noord-Brabant

Province of Gelderland

City of Amsterdam

City of The Rotterdam

City of The Hague

City of Utrecht

City of Haarlem

De Vries Groep and Feadship Royal de Vries Shipbuilding BV

Feadship – Royal van Lent Shipyard

Rabobank

Siemens

Work highlights

  • Representing the State of the Netherlands in major litigation concerning issues leading to delay in the execution of the €750m Zeetoegang IJmond sea lock PPP.‎
  • Advising the Ministry of Infrastructure (Rijkswaterstaat) on project Zuidasdok.
  • Advising the Ministry of Infrastructure (Rijkswaterstaat) on the redevelopment of a beltway.  

Six Advocaten

Boutique Six Advocaten is well regarded for planning and environmental issues, litigation and transactions. The firm is seeing an uptick in instructions from the healthcare and infrastructure sectors and has a niche expertise in the development, sale and acquisition and lease of student housing and hotels. Fabian Horsting heads the practice. Leon Burgersdijk counts project developers, construction companies, housing corporations and municipalities among his client base.

Practice head(s):

Fabian Horsting

Other key lawyers:

Wouter Post; Leon Burgersdijk

Key clients

BPD Development

MN Pension Fund for Metal and Technology Industry

Paribus Immobilien Asset management GmbH

Ballast Nedam

Lingotto

PVH Group (Tommy Hilfiger)

Rabobank

CBRE Global Investors

Yisheng Group

AVEBE

Royal BAM group (BAM Infra, BAM Bouw en Techniek and BAM Civiel) as well as AM Real Estate Development, the separate development entity of Royal BAM

Work highlights

  • Assisting the municipality of Amsterdam in the realisation of IJburg II, a €100m project involving the construction of an artificial island in the IJmeer lake for the development of residential houses.
  • Advising Yisheng Development on a project to design, build, finance and maintain a large student accommodation facility located at the ‘Bio Science Park’ in Leiden.
  • Advising AM with respect to the development of a new mixed-use urban area around the starting point of the new ‘North-South’ metro line, station Noord, consisting of student accommodations as well as owner occupied houses, a hotel and a parking garage.

Van Doorne

The multidisciplinary real estate development and construction team at Van Doorne is made up of lawyers, civil law notaries and tax experts. It focuses on the non-contentious side of construction law, handling major commercial real estate and housing construction projects, and also deals with disputes and arbitration. Practice head Mark Moolhuizen is recommended for PPPs, tenders, urban developments, commercial lease law and property law. Annerie Ploumen jointly heads the team and is also noted alongside associate Jordie Bakker. Rogier Schellaars joined as partner from Simmons & Simmons.

Practice head(s):

Mark Moolhuizen; Annerie Ploumen

Other key lawyers:

Jordie Bakker; Rogier Schellaars

Testimonials

‘The team at Van Doorne has a clear view on the current market situation.’

‘Mark Moolhuizen and Jordie Bakker are characterised by great enthusiasm, punctuality and broad knowledge’.

‘We’ve been working with the firm for a long time now, and they are responsive, quick, pro-active and they understand our needs without asking’. 

‘The team is very flexible and available; they have a pragmatic attitude, without losing sight of the important legal issues’.

‘Compact, highly qualified team’.

‘Annerie Ploumen has a high level of leadership and stands up for the client’.

‘Extremely capable, legally brilliant, solutions-oriented and with seemingly limitless capabilities of getting the job done in the timelines provided’.

Key clients

ProRail

Aberdeen

Albert Schweitzer Hospital

AM

Amphia Hospital

Amvest

Amsta

Amstelring

Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS)

Care Property Invest

Cordaan

De Nijs Construction

Frasers

Het Nieuwe Instituut

Holland Park

Hornbach

Housing Corporation Woonbron

Housing Corporation De Key

Housing Corporation Eigen Haard

Housing Corporation Waterweg Wonen

Inter IKEA Systems

Kentucky Fried Chicken

Municipality of Helmond

Nederlands Kanker Instituut (NKI) Antoni van Leeuwenhoek

Niersman Construction Company

Oiltanking Amsterdam

PRA Health Sciences

Radboud University Hospital

Retail Estates

Saxenburgh Hospital

Schiphol Airport / Schiphol Real Estate

Slingeland Hospital

Tergooi Hospital

Vahstal Construction Company

Xior Student Housing

Zaans Medical Centre

Work highlights

  • Advising LIFE NV (a Belgian developer) on preparations for the development, construction and sale of the ‘Stationspostgebouw’ building in The Hague and all other projects involved in the renovation of the area.
  • Acting for Zalmhaven C.V. in respect of the development and realisation of the Zalmhaven Tower in Rotterdam.
  • Advising Schiphol on the cooperation with VolkerWessels on the acquisition and development of the so-called ‘Chipshol grounds’, comprising 850,000 sq m in the vicinity of Schiphol Airport.

Croon advocaten

Niche construction and procurement firm Croon advocaten has experience in litigious matters, including in cases brought before the Supreme Court. It acts for a large number of public sector clients, which it advises on major infrastructure projects. Areas of focus include construction contracts, PPP contracts and DBFMO contracts. Daniel Santurio González, Nienke Keus-Goldberg, Birgit Le Haen-de Croon and Georg Huith head the team.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Santurio González; Nienke Keus; Birgit Le Haen; Georg Huith

Other key lawyers:

Louisa Engels

Key clients

The State of The Netherlands Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK)

The Caribbean island country of Curacao Ministry of Traffic, Transport and Urban Planning

Regional public water authority Aa en Maas

Corporate Tender Board

The State of the Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management

The Province of South Holland

The Province of Flevoland

The Province of Zeeland

Regional public water authority Hollandse Delta

Regional public water authority Schieland en Krimpenerwaard

The City of Amsterdam

The City of The Hague

The City of Utrecht

Foundation Paleis Het Loo National Museum

TenneT

Work highlights

  • Represented the Province of Flevoland in a complex multiparty dispute regarding the renovation of the provincial government building.
  • Acting as main legal counsel to the City of The Hague regarding the projects ‘Rotterdamsebaan’ (€301m), ‘Trekfietsviaduct’ (€9.4m) and ‘Bediencentrale Den Haag’ (€26.7m).

DLA Piper

DLA Piper’s construction group makes use of the firm’s expertise in real estate, litigation and regulatory, finance, projects and restructuring. It acts for both public and private clients on all stages of a project, from procurement to construction, to post-development litigation. The team is headed by newly promoted partner Janet Meesters, who sits in the firm's wider litigation and regulatory department.

Practice head(s):

Janet Meesters

Other key lawyers:

Rutger Oranje; Leen van der Marel; Hans-Mark Giezen

Testimonials

‘Strong analytical skill, very hands-on, practical approach and attuned to the customer’s need for a commercial approach alongside legal one’.

‘Janet Meesters was outstanding in how she supported our firm regarding a public tender and both her approach and legal support in drafting were key to achieve the desired effect we were aiming for.

‘The team which works for us is loyal, always available and is performing perfectly. ’

‘Very strong commitment to our company and specific knowledge of our business.’

‘Janet Meesters knows construction law and the construction business like no other’.

‘Their business approach is very practical and creative in bringing up solutions to make the deal’.

‘I truly believe that they take a neutral and independent stand in deals without losing sight of the interests of the client that they represent’.

‘Open and transparent communication’.

Key clients

Ballast Nedam

DEME

Royal Reesink

the Dutch Central Bank

Asset Rail

Alpha Trains

NH Hotels

Saab Technologies

Dura Vermeer

LyondellBasell

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Delft University of Technology

RJB Group of Companies

Lego (Netherlands B.V.)

Sicca Dania

ArcelorMittal

Emmi Group

ASR Real Estate

Mecno Service

MG Demolition

Work highlights

  • Representing Ballast Nedam in court in a dispute with Unibail-Rodamco concerning delays, extra work and several contractual issues with other contractors in relation to a shopping mall project.
  • Advising the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool van Amsterdam) on the three to four year procurement and construction process of the new Conradhuis, a fourteen storey building.
  • Representing Asset Rail in a court proceeding relating to rail maintenance against VolkerRail Nederland B.V.

Lexence

The real estate, construction and development department at Lexence is headed up by Bob Bekker. The team is experienced in residential and non-residential property developments in urban and rural areas. The team leverages mandates from developers, contractors, lenders, institutional investors, family offices, private equity parties and municipalities. Areas of expertise include real estate transactions, large-scale area developments and litigation. Vincent Boumans was promoted to partner.

Practice head(s):

Bob Bekker

Other key lawyers:

Jan-Willem Raadgever; Bas Martens; Jan Hockx; Stephan Westera; Vincent Boumans

Key clients

Rabo Real Estate Group / Bouwfonds REIM

Volker Wessels

Kroonenberg Groep

Steigenberger

NSI

Deutsche Bank (DWS)

Klépierre

HansaInvest

Achmea

Bouwinvest

Goodman

Annexum

De Hoge Dennen

BNP Paribas REIM

Schiphol

CBRE Global Investors

ASR

Slokker

Van Herk Groep

Forma Fund

Triuva

Shurgard

Dura Vermeer N.V.

Stena Realty

BPD Ontwikkeling

Amvest

MEAG Munich ERGO REIM

Vastint

Rosenbaum

Intergamma

Elizen Vastgoed

ReShape

Rochdale

Hurks Bouw

Hannover Leasing

Nederlandse Spoorwegen (Dutch Railways)

Orange Capital Partners

NautaDutilh

NautaDutilh is experienced in project developments, acting for owners and developers. PPPs are a particular area of focus for the practice and it has advised the Dutch State on many of these. The group also handles greenfield and brownfield developments, and their conversion into industrial working spaces, such as pharmaceutical plants, distribution centres, data centres and office spaces. The team is headed by David van Ee, Arief van Rhee and Kees Koetsier.

Practice head(s):

David van Ee; Arief van Rhee; Kees Koetsier

Testimonials

High competence in construction business’.

‘Very fast response times compared to other firms’.

‘David van Ee has the negotiation skills to find compromises for the benefit of the client.’

‘Around the clock availability, very fast response’.

‘The Nauta Dutilh team not only takes on the legal side of a transaction, but also discusses the commercial aspects of a deal in great detail’.

‘The availability, service dedication, strong commercial advice and deal making principles are embedded in the DNA of the team’.

‘David van Ee and his colleagues can cope with anything and do so wonderfully and efficiently’.

‘The construction team in NautaDutilh is first class and sets itself apart from its peers in terms of its ability to respond in a commercial manner focusing on the key issues of concern’.

Key clients

ABN AMRO

Automatic Signal

BinckBank

Municipality of Amsterdam

Koninklijke BAM Groep

BNG

TBI

Heijmans

Ballast Nedam

G&S Vastgoed

Expeditors

European Investment Bank (EIB)

Siemens Nederland

Siemens Energy

Siemens Healthcare

Sodexo

Pathé

BamTech (Subsidiary of Disney)

Cathexis

PM Group

ThyssenKrupp

Kraft Heinz

Neste Oil

Being Development

Cerner

Eneco

Macquarie

Van Lanschot Kempen

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (O.M.A)

John Sisk & Son Ltd

M.A.N. Energy

Nouryon

Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam

Econocom

Allianz Nederland

KVT

Work highlights

  • Assisted the lenders to the consortium VeenIX on the €1bn design, build, finance and maintain (“DBFM”) contract for the broadening and improvement of the A9 highway between junctions Badhoevedorp and Holendrecht.
  • Advising Expeditors International B.V. on a new logistics complex (offices and warehouse facilities).
  • Assisted the lenders to CCY consortium in the execution of a new maintenance contract.

Rozemond Advocaten

Construction law boutique Rozemond Advocaten focuses on disputes, and also handles procurement matters. Rob Bleeker is the key practitioner.

Severijn Hulshof Advocaten

Construction and public law procurement boutique Severijn Hulshof Advocaten is heavily involved in the infrastructure sector. The team is sought out by contractors, engineers and architects, and clients in the construction industry. Hein Stroeve recently joined as partner from Ekelmans & Meijer Advocaten and now heads the team alongside Leendert van den Berg, Joost Haest and Erik Gierman.

Practice head(s):

Leendert van den Berg; Joost Haest; Erik Gierman; Hein Stroeve

Testimonials

‘Extremely responsive, flexible and capable young team of experts’.

‘Extensive knowledge of procurement legislation, public and civil law in all their aspects’.

‘Excellent in-depth knowledge on construction matters’.

‘Open and transparent communication’.

‘Responsiveness, knowledge and accessible’.

‘Leendert van den Berg is our trusted advisor in all construction matters’.

‘Leendert van den Berg is appreciated for his strategic and technical thinking and his thoughts form an important part of our strategy’.

‘What makes the Severijn Hulshof Advocaten practice unique is the knowledge of the team and the genuine approach to solve the issues or problems faced by its clients and consultants’.

Sight Advocaten

Led by Saskia Könemann, boutique firm Sight Advocaten represents construction and real estate parties in litigation and arbitration. It also provides advice on how to avoid lawsuits in case of a dispute. Key clients include construction companies, project developers, investors and public authorities.

Practice head(s):

Saskia Könemann

Testimonials

‘Up-to-date knowledge with a strategic overview’.

‘Practical, to-the-point advice’.

Simmons & Simmons

Simmons & Simmons focuses on project development, tenders and litigation and arbitration in the construction space. The team leverages mandates from developers, contractors, authorities, consortia, and lenders and investors. Practice head Luc Cohen is experienced in an array of international projects and disputes.

Practice head(s):

Luc Cohen

Other key lawyers:

Andrea Chao

Testimonials

‘Professional and adaptive, with high-level knowledge’.

‘Andrea Chao has proven herself as a dedicated and skilled legal advisor regarding procurement and construction contract law’.

Key clients

Hines

Provast

Pfalzsolar

90 North Real Estate Partners LLP

Danone

SAS ATREAM

Blauwhoed Projectontwikkeling

Certitudo

NIBC

Meijer Realty Partners

Savills Investment Management

Vopak/Gasunie

Bouwfonds IM

RE-N Produktion ApS/RE-N Technology BV

Macquarie

Global Switch

Movement Real Estate / Van Deursen Group

Municipality of Amsterdam

National Recovery Program Bureau (Sint Maarten)

Work highlights

  • Advised German solar company PfalzSolar GmbH on the development of multiple rooftop and greenfield solar PV projects in the Netherlands.
  • Advised Danone on project development and contract management of its largest production facility for early life nutrition.
  • Advised the National Recovery Program Bureau (Sint Maarten) on a tender dispute, instigated by contractor Confident Construction BV.

Van der Feltz Advocaten

The Hague-based boutique Van der Feltz Advocaten handles a broad range of construction and real estate matters, including public procurement law, leasing, zoning and planning, and transactions. Its client base includes project developers, investors, construction companies and regional authorities. Marc Houweling heads the practice. Senior associate Susanne van der Pest is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Marc Houweling

Other key lawyers:

Willem van der Werf; Susanne van de Pest

Testimonials

‘Approachable law firm with high expertise in contracting’.

‘Dedicated to getting the job done within the boundaries of the assignment’.

‘I am impressed by the decisiveness, speed and accuracy in dealing with the contract matters’.

‘Van der Feltz is very committed to our practice’.

‘Their legal expertise on contract management is strong’.

‘Experienced and knowledgeable in Dutch construction law’.

‘Susanne van de Pest guided us reliably and skilfully in all our dealings on Dutch construction contracts’.

‘Susanne van de Pest had thorough knowledge of the contractual provisions and guided us astutely in our dealings with construction firms and professionals’.

Key clients

Heijmans group

Koninklijke BAM group

AM

VolkerWessels group

Van Wanrooij Bouw en Ontwikkeling

Van Arnhem Bouwgroep

Municipalities of: • Delft • Rijswijk • Gorinchem • Pijnacker-Nootdorp • Voorschoten • Wassenaar • Soest • Waddinxveen • Zoetermeer

Industrieschap Plaspoelpolder

Bedrijvenschap Harnaschpolder

Boele & van Eesteren B.V.

Gebr. Van Kessel Speciale Technieken en Producten B.V.

Work highlights

  • Advised Boele & van Eesteren on project documentation (including financing and securities) regarding project ‘Nieuw Kijkduin’: 300 apartments and over 17.000 m2 real estate of commercial use.
  • Representing Gebr. Van Kessel Speciale Technieken en Producten B.V in the court of appeal in The Hague on various claims made by its contractor Van Kessel concerning the reconstruction of the Maastunnel in Rotterdam.
  • Advising EPO as counsel on the development of its new main building, a €250m office building of 80.000 m2.