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Van der Feltz advocaten is a boutique law firm, based in The Hague, the Netherlands. They focus on Real Estate, Energy, Industrials, Government and Public sector. The lawyers advise and litigate on both public and private law matters, often operating at the interface of the two.

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Houthoff’s real estate team handles a large number of high-end and high-profile deals across Europe. Drawing on strength from its finance, tax, corporate, investment management, public law and environment experts, the firm advises on the full life-cycle of real estate transactions. The team is led by Jan Cees Kuiken  and Herman Lohman  with Cees Kuiken advising Dutch and international banks, pension funds, investors and developers on projects and M&A, and Lohman handling cross-border transactions and restructurings. Dolf de Jong is a civil-law notary with experience in property and contract law, and Lucas Louwerier focuses on notarial real estate law.

Practice head(s):

Jan Cees Kuiken Herman Lohman

Other key lawyers:

Lucas Louwerier ; Dolf de Jong


‘We choose Houthoff because they have the capacity to deliver all specific competencies for very complex deals’.

‘A fast and pragmatic approach is essential for us and they are well aware of that necessity’.

‘Dolf de Jong is capable of summarising complex matters to their essences in a short and concise manner’.

‘Dolf de Jong is extremely good in context and overview’.

‘Great real estate practice in The Netherlands, with exceptional experience in real estate development transactions’.

‘Dolf de Jong has created a very strong team and in his absence matters are taken care of in a very professional way’.

‘Jan Cees Kuiken is an exceptional notary and not comparable with any other in the business’.

‘Houthoff’s real estate practice is dedicated, diligent but also practical’.

Key clients

CBRE Global Investors


Nuveen Real Estate

ASR Real Estate


LCN Capital Partners


Gramercy Property Europe

Syntrus Achmea Real Estate & Finance

Delta Lloyd / Nationale Nederlanden





Commerz Real Investmentgesellschaft




Hannover Leasing

Kroonenberg Groep

Work highlights

  • Advised ASR Real Estate on the incorporation and structuring of ASR Dutch Farmland Fund and the contribution and transfer of thousands of farmland parcels to the new fund.
  • Advised Egeria Real Estate Development on the incorporation of a new acquisition and development fund including the management participation structure.
  • Advised Annexum and Portico Investments in relation to the purchase of 62 retail locations from Jumbo.

Loyens & Loeff

Loyens & Loeff’s top real estate practice group handles a high volume of deals for high-profile international clients. Its multi-disciplinary team includes tax lawyers and civil notaries, making it well placed to handle the full range and life-cycle of real estate deals. Lonne Rooseboom heads the group and focuses on commercial real estate transactions, turnkey projects and project development work. Managing partner Bram Linnartz handles M&A, funds work and property finance issues; while Wilfred Groen handles domestic and international restructurings, and transactions that include major real estate portfolios. Steven Lucas is a name to note for real estate litigation and tenancy law, while Pauline Leegwater was promoted to partner.

Practice head(s):

Lonne Rooseboom


‘L&L has a lot of knowledge and expertise in the field of real estate and has a lot of experience in the field of takeovers of such projects’.

‘Wilfred Groen is strategically and legally very strong’.

‘They are absolutely top of the bill’.

‘Always contactable, dedicated, professional and extremely hard working’.

‘As the sole attorney responsible for my Fortune 100 company’s real estate globally, I have managed projects in approximately 40 countries and 35 states in the US; Loyens & Loeff is among the very best firms with which I have worked’.

‘Best in the market from a professional standpoint’.

‘The firm is extremely responsive, brings consummate legal knowledge to the table, works very collaboratively and always helps to find creative solutions to problems in transactions.’

‘The attorneys are very personable and genuinely good people — in my experience they genuinely care about the client, and they quickly learn and operate with a view to the quirks and peculiarities of the client company’.

Key clients

Round Hill Capital

The Blackstone Group



ING Bank

Merck Sharp & Dhome

Goldman Sachs

Patrizia Immobilien AG

Union Asset Management


Hannover Leasing


Schiphol Travel


Monarch Alternative Capital

M7 Real Estate

Highbrook Investors

AB Sagax

Zurich Insurance




Savills IM

Soros Fund Management

UBM Development

Tristan Capital

AEW Europe

Fortress Investment Group LLC






Real I.S.

Work highlights

  • Provided integrated legal (corporate and real estate) and tax advice to Round Hill Capital and KKR on: the (re)development and transformation of the former Oudenrijn Hospital property and the (indirect) disposal to Greystar of 682 newly built apartments in the ‘the Rock’ complex in Utrecht.
  • Advised Highbrook Investors on the acquisition of 33 Dutch industrial and last mile logistics properties.
  • Advised Somerset Capital Partners on – inter alia – the following projects: a joint venture between USAA Realco and Somerset Capital Partners: the development and realisation for Zalando of an e-fulfilment centre in Bleiswijk and the subsequent sale thereof to Midas/Warburg/HIH.


The real estate and construction team at AKD draws on strength from practitioners in a range of areas, such as planning, tax, corporate, finance, public procurement and state aid to advise on a range of major real estate projects. The practice is headed by civil-law notary Sven Billet, who focuses on project developments, and Marc Wintgens who is experienced in large-scale residential and commercial real estate projects. Frenk Huisman handles both domestic and international transactional work, and has previously worked in the Middle East; while Taco de Lange, who is also a civil-law notary, focuses on real estate transactions, joint venture transformation projects and financings.

Practice head(s):

Sven BilletMarc Wintgens


‘The AKD team is incredibly responsive and knowledgeable on Dutch law’.

‘The AKD team has successfully completed over eight real estate transactions for us, often with unreasonably short timelines’.

‘Frenk Huisman is an extraordinarily knowledgeable lawyer with exceptional client management skills’.

‘Frenk Huisman is an excellent communicator with top-notch problem solving skills’.

‘This team is very practical and business-oriented’.

‘Rather than just providing options, they give actionable advice to our business and legal teams’. 

‘AKD understands our way of working and provides us with sound legal advice but is also able to act quickly and practically’.

‘Taco de Lange is deal-driven and has extensive experience with real estate transactions’.

Key clients


DW Partners



Green Real Estate

Development Company Greenport Venlo (DCGV)

M&G Real Estate



Kaan Architects


Epicenter Stockholm

Flow Real Estate

TB3 Investment




Greystar Real Estate Partners



Allianz Real Estate GmbH

Life Europe


Joint Owners of the Entrada Area

Work highlights

  • Advising VolkerWessels on all legal work with respect to the  Strijp S (re)development, comprising around 500,000sqm on a former Philips Electronics site.
  • Acting as legal counsel to EDGE Technologies regarding the redevelopment of Forum Amsterdam into a cutting edge smart office.
  • Advising Netflix in relation to the lease and construction contracts for its new monumental landmark EMEA head office building in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Allen & Overy LLP

The ‘knowledgeable and solution-driven’ projects and real estate team at Allen & Overy LLP has recently been handling its fair share of Covid-19-related work including amending leases and new sale and lease-back transactions, particularly in the hospitality and leisure sector. Its major focus is on commercial deals, major development projects, real estate financings and public law matters. Practice co-head Leon Hoppenbrouwers brings expertise in notarial law, controlled auctions of real estate portfolios, urban redevelopments and social housing to the team. Jochem Spaans joined as partner from NautaDutilh in February 2021 and now co-heads the team alongside Werner Runge, Zeeger de Jongh, Hilde Van Der Baan and Hoppenbrouwers. Coen Thomas left for Stek.


‘The team is knowledgeable and solution-driven’.

‘They know how to get the deal done’.

‘Leon Hoppenbrouwers is knowledgeable and easy to work with’.

‘Integrated approach covering all aspects of real estate at a consistently high level’.

‘Very capable, substantive and strong’.

‘Dedicated and available when needed’.

‘Broad knowledge about the practice area’.

Key clients






Bewust Investeren

Bank of Ireland

Crossroads Real Estate

CTF Development International



Europa Capital

Fattal Hotels

Fortress Investment Group

Bluevest (formerly known as Giesbers Groep)

Goodman Logistics

ING Bank

Jumbo Supermarket


Primark Netherlands

RED Company

Roompot Vakanties

Time Equities

Van Lanschot

Work highlights

  • Advised Jumbo Supermarkten B.V. on the acquisition of 62 retail properties, mainly in use as Jumbo supermarkets from Supermarkt Vastgoed FGR and subsequent sale to Annexum and Portico with the majority of the properties leased back by Jumbo to remain in use as Jumbo supermarkets.
  • Advising RED Company on the turnkey development and lease of the new Janssen Biologics building in Leiden.
  • Advising lenders on the financing of Windplanblauw.


The real estate and construction team at CMS offers broad expertise in international real estate transactions, project development, financing, environmental and zoning matters, and leasing issues. With civil notaries and tax experts in-house, the firm acts as a one-stop shop for domestic and global clients from its Amsterdam base. The team is jointly led by Hein van der Meer  and Arnout Scholten , with van der Meer recommended for developments, redevelopments and transactional work, with a focus on the logistics sector; and Scholten handling high-end real estate transactions, project developments and lease law issues.

Other key lawyers:

Femke Stroucken


‘Full-service firm recommended for complicated turn-key development transactions’.

‘Very smart and pragmatic lawyers’.

‘The notarial team is well organised and quick in their follow up’.

‘Femke Stroucken is a very valued real estate notary with a pragmatic view and high-quality transactional skills’.

‘Arnout Scholten is always available for the client, has great leadership skills and a great sense of humour’.

‘The service provided by the CMS team is outstanding’.

‘Hein van der Meer is very pragmatic and deal-driven’.

‘All individuals we have worked with are all technically very strong’.

Key clients


Midas International Asset Management

Kiwoom Asset Management

Neo Capital





CBRE Global Investors

Swiss Life







Work highlights

  • Advised South Korean investor Midas International Asset Management on the €215m acquisition and financing of the newly constructed Zalando e-fulfilment centre in Bleiswijk from Somerset/USAA Realco.
  • Advised Catella on the sale of a Dutch residential portfolio on behalf of the Catella European Residential Fund (CER) to Woonhave for over €100m.
  • Advised Synchroon on the Floating Gardens project in Amsterdam.


The real estate department at Dentons has a strong focus on transactional and leasing work, and also handles finance, construction, notarial, tax, and litigation matters. It acts for developers, landlords and tenants, and is active across various asset classes, including office, retail, logistics, residential and leisure properties. Wendela Raas co-heads the team and is well regarded in the market for commercial leasing work; she is also active in contentious matters. Dirk-Jan Gondrie , who jointly heads the team, focuses on sales, acquisitions, leasings and restructurings, and often handles cross-border transactions.


‘Wendela Raas is an expert, has a great reputation and is easily accessible’.

‘Very pragmatic team with strong commercial skills, which helps the efficiency of legal discussions’.

‘It’s a pleasure to work with them’.

‘Dentons team has shown great capabilities through out the time we have worked with them’.

‘Woking with Dentons teams feels like having an internal legal department at the company’.

‘Very good and hands-on team with good up-to-date legal and market knowledge and very supportive in finding solutions in difficult COVID-19 times and conflicts respecting both the landlord and tenant positions’.

‘Perfect sparring partner to discuss practical solutions as well as complex legal queries’.

‘Jeroen le Clercq is a high qualified lawyer with whom we work on a daily base for many cases. He is always driven and proactive. Very transparent thinking makes the process very cooperative.’

Key clients



Cushman & Wakefield

Europa Capital


P3 (GIC)

Round Hill Capital

Savills Investment Management


Union Investment Real Estate

Madison International Realty

Work highlights

  • Advised logistics services provider DSV on a 115,000sqm real estate development of a “XXL” distribution centre and the sale of the project through a sale-and-leaseback transaction with Vestas Investment Management.
  • Assisted several pension funds in relation to their real estate investments, with a special focus on residential portfolios.
  • Advised Patrizia, a German-based real estate investment manager with a substantial retail portfolio, on Covid-19 advice, such as renegotiating leases with retail tenants.

DLA Piper

DLA Piper’s real estate offering is well placed to handle cross-border mandates, drawing on strength from its international network and its in-house notaries and tax advisers. Its broad clientele includes include private and public companies, institutional investors and government entities, which it advises on large-scale development projects. The practice has recently seen an uptick in instructions in alternative asset classes, including data centres, and healthcare and life sciences projects. Leen Van Der Marel heads up the team and is well versed in real estate M&A, often acting for high-profile real estate investors. Civil-law notary Monique Laenen  is another key practitioner who is recommended for portfolio deals, and sale and lease back transactions.

Practice head(s):

Leen Van Der Marel


‘DLA Piper Netherlands provides a full and diversified dedicated team in the real estate industry’.

‘They are very familiar with institutional investors’ expectations’.

‘Seamless service across legal disciplines (attorneys, notaries and tax) and therefore very well placed to act on complex integrated projects involving more than one specialisation, such as sale and lease back and turnkey purchase transactions’.

‘The team is helpful and quick to respond’.

‘Monique Laenen has particular expertise in transactions and sale and lease back arrangements within the logistics sector’.

‘Monique Laenen is very pleasant to work with’.

‘Monique Laenen is result-oriented and always looking for solutions in difficult situations’.

‘Monique Laenen has excellent knowledge of the market’.

Key clients

Adriaan van Erk

Amsterdam Logistic City Hub

Arrow Global

Being Development

Bristol Meyers Squibb

Corum Asset Management


La Francaise (LF Netherlands Office)


RED Company

Royal Cosun


Syngenta Group

Work highlights

  • Assisted RED Company with the acquisition of the shares in an entity holding the leasehold title to a parcel of land located at Hofplein/ Coolsingel in the city centre of Rotterdam.
  • Assisted Amsterdam Logistic City Hub B.V. on the acquisition of a 94,000 pharmaceutical production site from Lanxess Manufacturing, its subsequent remediation and the redevelopment of the existing site into an emission free state of the art multi-storied logistic city hub.
  • Advised French real estate fund Corum Asset Management on numerous single asset, portfolio and sale and leaseback acquisitions in the office, logistics and retail sectors.


The real estate team at Stibbe is often involved in high-value and high-profile real estate projects in the Benelux region. It has a strong focus on transactional work, financings and leasing issues, and also handles tax structuring, administrative law, construction law and procurement matters. The team, which has considerable experience both domestically and internationally, is headed up by David Orobio de Castro , who is particularly experienced in project finance transactions. Counsel Boris Cammelbeeck advises on real estate developments, and counts multinational retail chains, banks, developers and foreign investors among his clients.

Practice head(s):

David Orobio de Castro 


‘Stibbe has profound knowledge of the real estate business, locally but also with relevant reference to cross-border projects’.

‘The team and individual members can listen, are able to raise the questions behind the questions to efficiently find the root cause of the matter’.

Key clients


Granite REIT



Archer Hotel Capital

Dalpha Real Estate (formerly named Dasym)

Forum Estates

Kinepolis, Holland Casino, Home Invest, Even Management, CityID apartments

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM)

FedEx / TNT


Holland Casino

Louis Vuitton

Christian Dior

Genmab and Merus


Work highlights

  • Advised Aedifica on all its acquisitions and leasing of care and nursing homes in the Netherlands and the further expansion of its healthcare real estate portfolio in the Netherlands.
  • Advised Granite REIT, a Canadian-based Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), in relation to the acquisition and lease of two warehouses of over 32,000m2 in Nijmegen.
  • Advised SEGRO, the largest industrial property investment and development company in Europe, in relation to (almost) all its acquisitions, lease and development projects in the Netherlands.

Van Doorne

Van Doorne’s real estate offering handles transactions and financing, tax and notarial matters for both domestic and international clients. It often acts for institutional investors and private equity houses on the full range of investment issues, including turnkey building contracting, forward purchase and forward funding matters. The team is headed up by civil-law notary Ariën van Heesen  and Annerie Ploumen ; van Heesen handles cross-border transactions and financing matters, while Ploumen has 30 years’ experience in commercial real estate and is recommended for large development and transformation projects. In June 2021, Ingeborg Wind-Middel joined from Trip Advocaten & Notarissen.


‘We worked with Van Doorne on a diverse range of files over the years. Some files were straight forward, others requested more in-depth analysis and creativity’.

‘Experienced team, with a commercial approach’.

‘Van Doorne is an experienced sparring partner and their English communication is outstanding, verbally as well as in writing’.

‘Van Doorne is one of the leading legal firms in the Netherlands’.

‘Annerie Ploumen is always in charge of the files and friendly but strict in negotiations with counterparts’.

‘The Van Doorne team are great team players, as if they’re part of our company’.

‘Very punctual and intensely involved in the business and the success of our goals’. 

‘Ariën van Heesen ticks the box of being greatly involved and bringing deals to a successful conclusion’.

Key clients

Deen Holding Hoorn

Sectie 5


Edmond de Rothschild


M7 Real Estate

Clarion Partners

Tristan Capital



TPG Real Estate

Patrizia AG

‘s Heeren Loo


Zalmhaven C.V. (AM and Amvest)

Aberdeen Standard Life

Hornbach AG

Hyde Park

Valerius (De Jong Groep)


Stebru / Altera


M.J. de Nijs

Dutch City Development


Blue Bell

Work highlights

  • Advising Hyde Park in relation to the redevelopment project Hyde Park in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands, consisting of approximately 4,000 residences.
  • Advised BentallGreenOak in connection with its financing to Goldman Sachs of the 24,000sqm development of The Joan, a prime office property in Amsterdam’s Zuidas region.
  • Advising TPG Real Estate, LLP as lead counsel on the acquisition by TPG of the worldwide headquarters of Heerema Marine Contractors from 90 North by means of a share transaction of a real estate company, which owns the office building and leases it to Heerema Marine Contractors.

Clifford Chance

Under the leadership of Liesbeth Buiter, the Clifford Chance real estate team acts for both buy and sell-side clients on a range of transactional matters in both the residential and commercial spaces. It handles deals in a range of asset classes, including logistics buildings, residential developments, offices buildings, holiday parks and healthcare facilities. With in-house expertise in finance, tax, fund, and notary service issues, the practice handles the full life-cycle of real estate deals.

Practice head(s):

Liesbeth Buiter


‘Strong team, both technically and from a commercial common sense perspective’.

‘Specialists that make themselves available when needed’.

‘They are dedicated and can really understand their customers’ needs’.

‘Unparalleled service’.

‘Always on, always there, and always responding’.

‘A very client-focused and responsive practice which delivers the best service in the Dutch real estate market’.

‘Liesbeth Buiter is very strong in negotiations with very good market knowledge and a client-focused service mentality’.

‘Liesbeth Buiter is excellent in comparison to her peers; responsive and extremely pragmatic in finding solutions’.

Key clients

Orange Capital Partners

NorthWest Healthcare Properties

Credit Suisse


Avignon Capital


UBS Asset Management Real Estate and Private Markets




Work highlights

  • Advised NorthWest Healthcare Properties in relation to the acquisition of four Curae buildings from Stichting Albert Schweitzer Hospital located on Schweitzerplaats in Dordrecht, the Netherlands.
  • Advised Orange Capital Partners on the acquisition of a residential portfolio from Wonam, consisting of mainly residential properties in Amsterdam and Utrecht with a total of approx. 850 residential houses.
  • Advised KKR on the acquisition of Roompot Group, a leading holiday parks operator in Europe with 33 parks in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium, from PAI Partners for €1.1bn.

Greenberg Traurig LLP

After the arrival of David Van Dijk from NautaDutilh in December 2020, Greenberg Traurig LLP’s real estate practice was further bolstered by Louisa van Isselmuden joining from Van Doorne and Alexander van Hövell joining from Allen & Overy LLP in early 2021. Given its international network, the firm is well placed to assist international clients with investments in the Netherlands. Other areas of focus include acquisitions and disposals, project development work, financing issues and leasing matters. Van Dijk heads up the department and has 25 years’ experience in real estate transactions.

Practice head(s):

David Van Dijk


‘David van Dijk is an excellent real estate lawyer and an excellent deal maker’.

‘GT is deal-driven with the focus on getting the deal done’.

‘They understand our way of working, for which sound legal advice is very important, but also are able to act quickly and practically’.

‘They can quickly adapt and are flexible’.

‘They contribute ideas on how to properly set up processes and, based on their knowledge of the market and extensive experience with similar deals, they are able to advise us on all legal aspects during a transaction’.

‘Most of our transactions involve many sequential steps that all need to be aligned and GT is well able to arrange this coordination among their team in a good and structured manner’.

‘Marijn Bodelier is easily accessible, acts quickly and provides sound advice with regard to the public law aspects’.

‘The collaboration with the Greenberg Traurig team was constructive and professional’.

Key clients

Aegila Capital

AEW Invest GmbH

Amundi Real Estate



Arrow Global

B.V. Vitesse

Banque J. Safra Sarasin Real Estate Amsterdam

Borago Properties B.V.

Bose International B.V.

Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG

Dream Industrial REIT

GARBE Institutional Capital

Great Grey Investments ltd.

EQT Exeter

Equity Estate

Executive Property Invest B.V.

First Sponsor

Hanzevast Real Estate

Harbert European Real Estate Fund (HEREF)

Heitman International LLC

IES Immobilien Group

IC Campus

ING Bank

Investcorp Securities Limited


Janssen Biologics

Janssen Vaccins and Prevention

Johnson & Johnson

Kees Smit


Marks and Spencer PLC

Media Markt Saturn

Media Park Enterprise

Motel One

MRP Development

MRP Investments

NH the Netherlands


Pepe Jeans





PPF Group

Quadrum Habitat Fonds



Riverrock European Capital Partners


Syntrus Achmea Real Estate & Finance B.V.

Swissôtel (part of Azure Group)

Tristan Capital

Tritax Eurobox


Union Investment Real Estate


VF Corporation

Weerts Groep

W.P. Carey Inc.


Work highlights

  • Assisted the French company Perial with the acquisition of the Post Office Building in The Hague, which was recently extensively redeveloped for inter alia long-term tenant PostNL.
  • Assisted AEW with the acquisition of the office building ‘HeadQuarter’ of approx. 16,000 sqm in the Hague from UBS Asset Management.
  • Advised Garbe on the acquisition of a newly developed logistic facility ‘Treeport’ near Breda with a deal value of approx. €86m.


Lexence has recently seen an uptick in instructions with sustainability aspects and draws on strengths from its construction, leasing and environmental practitioners to serve clients in this area. The firm is able to handle the full life-cycle of real estate projects and has considerable experience in sale and purchases, development and redevelopment projects, zoning and public law, financings and civil notary services. The team is headed up by Bob Bekker  and Tomas Steenmetser, and Michiel de Wit  is a name to note for litigation.

Practice head(s):

Bob Bekker Tomas Steenmetser


‘Full-service firm, which is very pragmatic and efficient’.

‘Tomas Steenmetser is an excellent attorney in the leasing sector’.

‘Jan-Willem Raadgever has great knowledge in the full spectrum of project development issues’.

Key clients

Rabo Real Estate Group / Bouwfonds REIM

Volker Wessels

Kroonenberg Groep



Deutsche Bank (DWS)







De Hoge Dennen

BNP Paribas REIM


CBRE Global Investors



Van Herk Groep

Forma Fund



Dura Vermeer N.V.

Stena Realty

BPD Ontwikkeling






Elizen Vastgoed



Hurks Bouw

Hannover Leasing

Rizzani de Echer

Nederlandse Spoorwegen (Dutch Railways)

Orange Capital Partners

Heeneman & Partners



NautaDutilh fields a team of lawyers and civil-law notaries, which advises on the sale and purchase, financing, and disposal of real estate and property investment portfolios. It acts for estate investors, developers and building companies, and also government authorities. The team is now headed up by Kees Koetsier after the departure in December 2020 of David Van Dijk to Greenberg Traurig LLP and Jochem Spaans  to Allen & Overy LLP.

Practice head(s):

Kees Koetsier

Other key lawyers:

David van Ee; Arief van Rhee

Key clients


AG Real Estate



Apollo / Lapithus

ASR Vastgoed




Borago Properties




CBRE Global Investors


Corio Retail



De Hoge Dennen


European Investment Bank

Erasmus University Rotterdam



G&S Vastgoed



Global Holdings Management Group

Goldman Sachs

Great Grey Investments




ING Real Estate


Janssen Biologics

Janssen Vaccines and Prevention

Johnson & Johnson


Koolen Industries

LaSalle Investment Management

Louman Groep


PZEM / Delta

Merlin Entertainment Development

Mn Services

Motel One


Municipality of Amsterdam

Municipality of Den Helder

Municipality of Hoorn

Municipality of Rotterdam

Ministeries of Finance and Housing




Ramphastos Real Estate



Snippe Projecten

Syntrus Achmea Real Estate & Finance

UBS Real Estate



Van Wonen


Wooden City Karspeldreef

W.P. Carey


Work highlights

  • Advised W.P. Carey on the development of a solar panel roof.
  • Advised the Municipality of Amsterdam with regards to numerous land lease cases, including litigation.
  • Advised AG Real Estate on the acquisition of a part of a former sugar production facility site for redevelopment purposes as a modern business campus.

Simmons & Simmons

Simmons & Simmons focuses on real estate M&A, project development, real estate finance and leasing matters. As a large international firm, it is able to lean on its global network for support on large cross-border deals. Luc Cohen and Rob Hendriks jointly head up the team; Cohen is recommended for acquisitions and disposals, procurement, development and dispute resolution, and Hendriks handles real estate and projects M&A. In April 2021, David Shearer joined from Dentons and Ivo van Dijk joined from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Practice head(s):

Luc CohenRob Hendriks

Key clients


90 North Real Estate Partners

SAS ATREAM / ATREAM Hotels Nederland SCI

Meijer Realty Partners

Savills Investment Management

Movement Real Estate

Van Deursen Groep

Davidson Kempner

Sidra Capital (UK) Limited



L’Etoile Properties

Blauwhoed Projectontwikkeling

Certitudo Capital


ING Bank


Resonance Capital

DRC Capital


DM Equity

Fletcher hotels

Work highlights

  • Advised US project developer / investor Hines on the acquisition of the HEMA distribution centre in Utrecht, including concluding a new lease agreement with HEMA.
  • Advised 90 North Real Estate Partners LLP on the (share) sale of the Heerema building (shares/participations of Steen Property Holding Company Limited in Steen Property Company Limited) in Leiden to TPG Real Estate (TREP).
  • Advised SAS Atream on the acquisition of Center Parcs De Eemhof, following the acquisition of Center Parcs Port Zélande.

Straatman Koster Advocaten

Straatman Koster Advocaten acts for businesses and government clients on large-scale area developments, project developments, construction issues, acquisitions and disposals, and leasing matters. It handles projects in the office, residential, retail, leisure and logistical sectors. Thijs Straatman and Wilfried Koster lead the team, with Straatman recommended for disputes and Koster handling development and financing matters.

Practice head(s):

Thijs StraatmanWilfried Koster

Other key lawyers:

Simon Tichelaar; Joost Hoekstra


‘Service is very good with a high level of knowledge on complex real estate matters’.

‘Wilfried Koster and Thijs Straatman are two of the best real estate lawyers in the country’.

‘The team provides knowledgeable people’.

‘High-quality products delivered on time’.

‘Joost Hoekstra is always available’.

Key clients

BPD (formerly Bouwfonds / Rabobank)

Koninklijke Volker Wessels Stevin

Dura Vermeer

Schiphol Area Development Company

VORM Ontwikkeling B.V.


Municipality Rotterdam

Leiden University

Municipality the Hague

Municipality Leiden

Municipality Gouda

Province Zuid-Holland

Ministry of Economic Affairs (RVO)


Ballast Nedam Development

Municipality De Bilt

Football Club Feyenoord

Green Park Aalsmeer Gebiedsontwikkeling

Ontwikkelings Maatschappij Lelystad Airport

Municipality Almere

JCDecaux Nederland B.V.

ProDelta Real Estate Development B.V.

N.V. Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij Utrecht (OMU)


Moervast Development

KIKX Development

Cores (Belgium)

Municipality of Amstelveen


Province Utrecht

Stichting Vestia


Municipality of Eindhoven / VOF BIC

Emborion Vastgoed



MRP Development

Work highlights

  • Advising Schiphol Area Development Company N.V. on drafting the sale agreements regarding the innovative business Schiphol Trade Park based on a Bio Based Economy of approx. 140 hectares for logistic functions.
  • Advising the Municipality Rotterdam on a multimillion project regarding the transformation of the centre of Rotterdam Zuid and consisting of the redevelopment of AHOY (leisure centre), the public transport centre “Zuidplein”, the construction of a new international congress centre, a theatre, an Olympic sized swimming pool, housing and commercial real estate.
  • Advising The Province of Noord-Brabant, the municipality of Eindhoven and VOF BIC (a joint venture with Stam+De Koning / Koninklijke Volker Wessels Stevin NV and third parties) in relation to the Eindhoven Brainport Industries Campus project.


BarentsKrans fields a team with ‘excellent knowledge of the real estate business’ under the leadership of Nicole Soliana and Jeffrey Koenecke . Its broad expertise includes experience in transactional work, financings, disputes, and environmental and zoning law. Koenecke has over 20 years’ experience in notarial matters pertaining to commercial real estate transactions and Soliana is a name to note for contract and liability work.

Other key lawyers:

Jesse Zijlma


‘Tough negotiators, but fair and practical’.

‘The most important thing is their way of solving problems in a personal manner’.

‘High level of knowledge and service’.

‘Jesse Zijlma is able to address solutions in new situations and can oversee complex projects’.

‘Jeffrey Koenecke offers a high level of quality and is consistent in advice’.

‘Direct, in-depth knowledge of market conditions and practical advice on how to handle cases’.

‘No-nonsense people that are always available to give us good advice’.

‘Nicole Soliana is all round, very sharp, and always sees the connection with other parts of the project, and works very hard’.

Key clients


Amvest Residential Core Fund (Amvest RCF)

a.s.r. real estate




Pensioenfonds Rail & Openbaar Vervoer


MN Services

Stichting Vestia

Daka Rotterdam Zuid

JPG Bouw



Boon Food Group

J.P. van Eesteren

Meerdervoort Group

Rabobank Nederland

Blauwdruk Investeringen

Bouw- en Aannemingsbedrijf Van Omme & De Groot


Van der Vorm Vastgoed

Neptune Energy Netherlands

Rivièra Maison

Work highlights

  • Advised Ecorus regarding the sale and realisation of several projects in 2020, including the solar park for aluminium producer Aldel in Farmsum, project Next Level II (the purchase of shares in Next Level Solar II and III B.V.) and one of the largest solar parks in the Netherlands, Fledderbosch in Ten Boer, with a surface area of 106 hectares.
  • Advised Amvest RCF on the purchase and realisation of seven apartment complexes of in total 552 apartments and penthouses in Amstelveen (project Olympiade) and of 203 apartments in a former postal office on the Coolsingel in Rotterdam (project The Post).
  • Advised Amvest RCF on the transaction ‘Project Docks’ involving the sale and transfer of a portfolio covering three cities: Amsterdam (complex ‘Terrazze and ‘Mura’), The Hague (complex ‘Vroondaal’) and Leeuwarden (complex ‘De Regent’), including in total 179 properties, consisting of residential units, commercial units, ancillary units and parking spaces.


Buren’s real estate practice handles both contentious and non-contentious work, and with offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, Shanghai, Luxembourg and a dedicated Japan desk, it is well equipped to handle international transactions. The team, which is jointly led by Gerbrand Schrickx , Kirsten Prick and Jonathan Gal , has civil-notaries and tax advisers in-house, and often receives referral work from large law firms.

Key clients


Fresch Real Estate


Vesteda Investment Management

Borghese Real Estate

Reshape Property


Cabot Partners

Urban Climate Architects


Work highlights

  • Acted as lead counsel on the first acquisition by Stavos in the Netherlands comprising 32 apartments in the Hague.
  • Assisted Bouwinvest with lease and development-related matters.
  • Successfully acted on behalf of Fresch Real Estate B.V. in litigation which sought to enforce a sale and purchase agreement relating to a portfolio of residential real estate valued at approx. €55m.

Eversheds Sutherland (Netherlands) B.V.

Eversheds Sutherland (Netherlands) B.V. advises clients on multi-jurisdictional portfolio management, fund structuring, leasing and regeneration scheme mandates, and has particular experience in the data centre and energy sectors. Natascha Geraedts heads up the team alongside Max van Drunen, who joined from DLA Piper in April 2021. In July 2021, former practice co-head Paul Goedvolk  left for Baker McKenzie.


‘The knowledge regarding the subject and the devotion of the lawyer(s) to bring this lawsuit to a good end has been invaluable’.

‘Natascha Geraedts was excellent and had inside knowledge about the case’.

Key clients


NewGround Law B.V.

NewGround Law B.V. has notable expertise in real estate, environmental and administrative law, and handles both contentious and non-contentious matters. It is experienced in transactional work, development and redevelopment issues, financings, leasing matters and arbitration proceedings. Erwin Noordover joined from ENVIR Advocaten in February 2021 and now leads the team alongside André Gaastra, Cynthia De Witt Wijnen, Charles van Rijckevorsel and Anne-Marie Klijn.


‘The team is very well trained, professional, diverse and client-oriented’.

‘As a client, you don’t feel like a number, like with the bigger firms’.

‘Cynthia de Witt Wijnen is a very experienced, highly responsive and skilful negotiator’.

‘Boutique size, with all specialisms in-house related to the real estate praxis’.

‘Charles van Rijckevorsel, Cynthia de Witt Wijnen and Anne Marie Klein are leading real estate lawyers/notaries’.

Key clients

Distri Development 3.0 B.V.

Liste AG


Corpus Sireo Real Estate

Swiss Life

Aviva Real Estate Investors

Deka Immobilien Investment GmbH

BNP Paribas Real Estate Investments

WestInvest Gesellschaft für Investmentfonds mbH


Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate GmbH

Centacon B.V.

Knotel, Inc.

LRC Group

Aroundtown SA

Breevast B.V.

OVG Real Estate

British School

Garbe Industrial Real Estate GmbH

AutoBinck Vastgoed Nederland B.V.

LyondellBasell Industries N.V.

Avebe U.A.

Center Parcs

Hexion B.V.

Kuwait family office

LHI Luxembourg Group

Siblu France SAS

The Larmag Group

Fred Developers B.V.

Work highlights

  • Advised Deka Immobilien on the €200m acquisition of the landmark Terrace Tower building in Amsterdam.
  • Advised Swiss Life on the €125m acquisition of a residential building in Rotterdam called The Lee Towers I in Rotterdam.

Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke handles sales and acquisitions, developments and redevelopments, mixed-use developments and energy-related real estate work. Bas Beenen leads the practice with over 20 years’ experience in commercial real estate transactions. Berend Zwart is a name to note for transactions, developments and dispute resolution.

Practice head(s):

Bas Beenen

Other key lawyers:

Berend Zwart


‘Excellent for real estate M&A’.

‘Experienced, no-nonsense and to-the-point’.

‘Bas Beenen is very experienced in residential forward funding purchase transactions’.

‘Bas Beenen is a fast thinker and to the point’.

‘Highly skilled lawyers who are practical’.

‘Very fast and practical service’.

Key clients

Boelens de Gruyter

Amvest Projectontwikkeling / Amvest Residential Core Fund

Angelo, Gordon & Co

Aegon Woningen

APF International

Cairn Real Estate

Kavel Vastgoed

AT Capital


ZINC Real Estate

Athora Netherlands

Wildstone Capital





Municipality of Amsterdam

Westmont Hospitality Group


CEE Group


Work highlights

  • Advising Angelo Gordon and APF International on the €60m sale of multiple office buildings throughout the Randstad region.
  • Acting for Amvest on various acquisitions and developments, including the acquisition of over 800 residential units in project SPOT in southeast Amsterdam.
  • Advised Boelens de Gruyter on the development of a former KPN building in inner-city Den Bosch into a mixed-use complex.

Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV

Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV handles a broad range of real estate matters, including sales and acquisitions, leasings, redevelopments, transformations and litigation. Working closely with related departments, the firm is active in healthcare, sustainability, and climate and energy transition projects. Alain de Jonge  and René Spit jointly lead the team.

Practice head(s):

Alain de Jonge René Spit

Other key lawyers:

Maryse Mesu-Abbekerk


‘Very nice cooperation and expertise on complex files’.

‘They deal with complex and conflicting interests with good political sensitivity’.

‘Good reaction speed, service level, expertise and experience’.

‘Hands-on mentality with a practical and keen eye on possibilities’.

‘Alain de Jonge is a know it all real estate professional who does not hesitate to connect us with partners and colleagues in other fields to ensure we get an excellent product’.

‘The team always delivers’.

‘Alain de Jonge is sharp, smart and pragmatic’.

‘Advice is good, creative and solid’.

Key clients

MS Vastgoed B.V.

ExxonMobil / Esso Nederland B.V.

Galapagos Real Estate Netherlands B.V.

Aruba Airport Authority


De Vries Groep and Feadship Royal de Vries Shipbuilding BV

Feadship – Royal van Lent Shipyard



Van der Vorm Vastgoed B.V.

Stichting Ymere

Stichting Woonzorg Nederland

Stichting Habion

Capital Value

ABC Capital

Wij. Verkoop Management B.V.

Philips Pension Fund

State of the Netherlands (all Ministries)

The provinces of Noord-Holland, South-Holland, Noord-Brabant and Gelderland

Cities of The Rotterdam, Amsterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Haarlem

Work highlights

  • Advising the Hague CS on the transaction of the Bellevue location.
  • Advising Coöperation Mariahoeve on the purchase and financing of the Mariahoeve shopping centre in The Hague.
  • Advising Birmingham Investment on the sale of TNO location Leiden and purchase of TNO locations Zeist and Heimolen.

Six Advocaten

Independent boutique firm Six Advocaten handles contentious and non-contentious real estate and construction mandates for a range of clients. Areas of expertise include inner-city redevelopment projects, sales and acquisitions, leasing matters and litigation. Fabian Horsting  heads up the team and has considerable experience in procurement, state aid, real estate and construction matters.

Practice head(s):

Fabian Horsting


‘Top-quality real estate litigators’.

‘They are skilful professionals, delivering high-quality advice and representation in our proceedings’.

‘Service is very good, with a high level of knowledge on complex real estate matters’.

‘Leon Burgersdijk and Wouter Post are very good and nice to work with’.

‘Full-service firm with experts in all relevant industries’.

‘A boutique firm of former big law lawyers which gives you direct access to specialist partners’.

‘Femke Borst and Wouter Post have been my go-to lawyers in the last couple of years’.

‘They very knowledgeable, direct, accessible and deliver a good work product on time and on budget’.

Key clients

Amrâth Hotels & Restaurants B.V./ De Lelie Vastgoed

AM Vastgoed B.V.

CBRE Global Investors

Ballast Nedam

Municipality of Amsterdam

Amvest Vastgoedontwikkeling

NorthWest Healthcare Properties REIT

Triodos Vastgoedfonds


Work highlights

  • Acting for Ballast Nedam as project counsel on the redevelopment project to create a new integrated Food Market and a large new urban area, consisting of 1,500 houses, a school and leisure at the Market Quarter in Amsterdam.
  • Advising developer De Lelie Vastgoed on the Galaxy Tower project in the centre of Utrecht, both with respect to the environmental permit, in relation to issues regarding the construction and in negotiations with the municipality on the land allocation.
  • Advised Paribus with respect to the divestment of the former headquarters of Koninklijke Philips Nederland (Royal Philips) in Eindhoven.

act Fort Advocaten

act Fort Advocaten handles both contentious and non-contentious real estate matters, regarding both residential and commercial properties. It advises clients in the retail, hotel and leisure sectors on transactional work, disputes and litigation, and franchise-related issues. The team is headed up by Pieter Twaalfhoven , Jodit de Bruin , Katinka Verdurmen  and Dirk van den Berg .

Other key lawyers:

Mirre Vermeer


‘Top, professional team with the client’s interests at the centre’.

‘Katinka Verdurmen has had a huge impact on our business in the Netherlands’.

‘Katinka Verdurmen has played a huge role in our Covid-19 crisis management’.

‘Katinka Verdurmen has her client at the top of her mind and combines her excellent legal skills with her commercial point of view to the benefit of her client’.

‘We will at any time recommend Katinka Verdurmen to other international businesses who want to do business in Holland’.

‘Katinka Verdurmen speaks and writes English fluently and is skilled with IT’.

Key clients

Nedstede Holding B.V.

Amrath Hotels & Restaurants B.V.

Mirage Retail Group B.V.

Metroprop B.V.

Exeter Proptery Group B.V.

JD Sports Fashion B.V. / Sports Unlimited Retail B.V.

Manhave Investment B.V.

Corendon Hotels & Resorts B.V.

Wisdom Holding Netherlands B.V.

Jump XL Holding B.V.

Action Nederland B.V.

CASA 23 B.V.

Biesterbos Groep B.V.

ARC Real Estate Partners B.V.

Xenos B.V.

Corpus Sireo Real Estate GmbH

PB Capital

Propertize B.V.

Spring Real Estate

Hein Schilder Groep B.V.

Nespresso Nederland B.V.

GF Deko B.V.

Libra International

Equity Estate Group

Work highlights

  • Represting Nedstede Holding B.V. in a dispute between Vitesse and Stadion Arnhem over Vitesse’s attempt to avoid or reduce rental repayments and with regards to a claim to terminate the lease of the stadium.
  • Advising Mirage Retail Group on discussions with the associations of franchisees of both Blokker and Intertoys and on various rental, real estate and franchise law-related matters.
  • Advising Amrâth Hotels & Restaurants B.V. in relation to a dispute around the construction of a high-profile tower building in the centre of the city of Utrecht.

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie’s real estate offering was bolstered by the arrival of Paul Goedvolk from Eversheds Sutherland (Netherlands) B.V. in July 2021; he now leads the team alongside Juliana Dantas  and Fedor Tanke. The practice combines corporate, tax, finance and public law expertise to handle a broad range of real estate matters.


‘Baker McKenzie is available 24/7 and has up-to-date knowledge on the total scope of deals’.

‘Baker McKenzie is persuasive and convincing, especially when it comes to solutions that will suit all parties’.

‘Accurate knowledge and full understanding of our interests’.

Key clients

Intermediate Capital Group LLC

Arrow Electronics

MiddleGround Capital LLC

J.H.F. Schopman

Matrix Innovation Center

Zenzo Tuindorp B.V.

Daiwa House Industry Company, Ltd.

Larmag Group

Work highlights

  • Assisted Intermediate Capital Group as purchaser with the €100m acquisition and the subsequent leaseback of the approximately 89,000sqm Syngenta-facility located in Enkhuizen, the Netherlands.
  • Assisted Arrow Electronics as seller with the €18m sale and the subsequent leaseback of its approximately 30,000sqm production facility located in Venlo, the Netherlands.
  • Advised MiddleGround Capital LLC In connection with the $218m acquisition of Shiloh Industries Inc. by MiddleGround Capital LCC.

Boels Zanders Advocaten

With offices in Maastricht, Venlo and Eindhoven, Boels Zanders Advocaten has a strong presence in the South of the Netherlands and often acts for clients locally and nationally. Its multi-disciplinary team is particularly active in the retail, leisure and residential sectors, and is led by Louis Einig and Harm Heynen .

Practice head(s):

Louis EinigHarm Heynen 

Other key lawyers:

Wouter van de Wier


‘Hands-on and practical approach- taking commercial views into consideration’.

‘They have specialists in various areas of law, which means they can switch quickly’.

‘They make the effort to empathise with the customer’s world’.

‘The team respond and pick things up quickly’.

‘Positive attitude, good communication and teamwork’.

‘Harm Heynen is highly professional when providing products and services’.

‘A willingness to learn and a willingness to help’.

‘Good problem solving and decision making skills’.

Key clients

Toychamp Netherlands BV

McArthurGlen European Development Ltd

Designer Outlet Centre Roermond BV

Heineken Nederland BV

Designer Outlet Center Rosada BV

Residence 32 Bv

La Bergère Group (LBG)

Beter Bed Holding BV

Volker Wessels

Stichting Wonen Limburg

Stichting Maasvallei

Stichting Dichterbij

Work highlights

  • Advised and negotiated for LBG Hotels BV on a long term lease agreement regarding a newly built hotel in the city centre of Den Haag.


Hemwood fields ‘a great team with highly skilled professionals’, which advises on large inner-city development and redevelopment projects, transformation projects and mixed-use projects across the Netherlands. Gijs Heutink and Sonja Van Der Kamp head up the team, which is also active in contentious matters and handles real estate-related litigation and arbitration proceedings.

Other key lawyers:

Niels Van Tamelen


‘The Real Estate team are keen to solve issues’.

‘Niels van Tamelen gives you the idea that you are his only client’.

‘Niels van Tamelen is relaxed, friendly and simplifies issues’.

‘You are not treated like a number’.

‘Everything is highly professional and it feels like they care about you as a client’.

‘They have a lot of knowledge, are very flexible, easy to work with and achieve good results for us’.

‘Sonja Van Der Kamp has great knowledge and is very pleasant to work with’.

‘Niels van Tamelen delivers every time’.

Key clients


America Today

AM Real Estate Developments


Amway Corporation


APF International

AS Watson



Amrath Hotels & Restaurants

Bakels & Ouwerkerk Bouwgroep BOB


Being Development


Bloemenheuvel B.V.



Bun Groep

Bridges Real Estate



Caransa Groep B.V.





Coronel Beheermaatschappij

De Bijenkorf

Doniger Vastgoed

Dreef Beheer (Dekamarkt)

Dutch Green Company

Dutch Seafood Group

EDGE technologies

ERA Contour

Equinix (EMEA)


Fortress Investment Group

Greentree Properties


Grolsch bierbrouwerij

HB Capital

HBB Groep

HBC Projectontwikkeling


Het Zwarte Fietsenplan-HZF

HG International B.V.


Holland Immo Group

Hoorne Vastgoed

Hotels van Oranje

Innova Investments B.V.

IVY Group

Kingsbridge Investments

KEES – MARK tower utrecht

Kleingouw Vastgoed

KNSF Vastgoed

Koopmans Bouwgroep

Laeitana Vastgoed Consultancy

Levi Strauss

Maarsen Groep

Marathon Fund


Metro Properties (Makro)


Mooijer Vastgoed

Motel One

Multi Corporation

Municipality of Almere

Municipality of Hoorn

Municipality of Schiedam

Municipality of Sliedrecht

Municipality of Soest

Municipality of Tilburg

Municipality of Uithoorn

Municipality of Weesp

Municipality of Westland


Paulman Investments

Peak Development

PLUS Vastgoed

PVH (Hilfiger/Calvin Klein)


Rabobank Nederland


Retailpark Den Bosch BV



Spaansen Holding



Steengoed B.V.

Stichting De Oude Kerk

Stichting Paleis het Loo

Suit Supply B.V.

Syntrus Achmea

TBI P.J. van Eesteren

Ten Have Groep (Europahave)


Van der Valk Investments B.V.

Van der Vorm Vastgoed B.V.

Van Lanschot Kempen

Van Rossum Vastgoed



Vivera Food Groep



Waal V.O.F.

Wereldhave N.V.

Zinc RE

Work highlights

  • Advising Borghese Real Estate on KPP Leidschendam – the integrated redevelopment of Klein Plaspoelpolder area in Leidschendam.
  • Representing Coltavast B.V. in litigation against Metroprop B.V. relating to a dispute arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Advising Montea N.V. on all Dutch real estate work, resulting in several major transactions and developments in 2021.

Kennedy Van der Laan

Kennedy Van der Laan handles the full life-cycle of real estate projects, including zoning and planning, development and redevelopment, design and construction, leasing and disposal mandates. It has particular experience in the hospitality, housing, retail and construction sectors. Nico Jacobs  and Richard-Jan Roks lead the team.

Practice head(s):

Nico Jacobs ; Richard-Jan Roks


‘What makes the real estate practice and Nico Jacobs unique is a very good understanding of what clients expect, want and don’t want, combined with great industry knowledge’.

‘Kennedy van der Laan always works with small teams, with close involvement of the partners’.

‘Lower fees, combined with optimal services and the best advice possible’.

‘Nico Jacobs is knowledgeable in real estate and especially rental agreements’.

‘Working with Kennedy Van der Laan’s real estate team is always a very positive experience’.

‘They bring the highest level of professionalism to every matter they take on’.

‘Nico Jacobs has profound industry knowledge and advises on a broad variety of real estate related legal services’.

‘They look at the business and possible solutions with an open mind’.

Key clients

Port of Amsterdam

Schiphol Airport

AEW Europe

Raiffeisen Bank

Primonial REIM


Via Outlets

Fairtree Capital


Fred Development

IQNN Vastgoed

Vink Bouw


Quest for Property


Landal Greenparks

Marriott Hotels



Clink Hostels

HR Hotel Group

PPHE Hotel Group

A&O Hostels

Hard Rock International


De Key

De Alliantie

Eigen Haard

Omnia Wonen



Vodafone Ziggo

Nike Europe


J.P. van Eesteren

Volker Wessels


Bouwbedrijf De Nijs




Neutelings Riedijk

Work highlights

  • Assisting AviaRent Invest AG with the acquisition of a significant day care portfolio in The Netherlands existing of 15 locations as part of its European social infrastructure fund.
  • Assisting Primonial REIM with the acquisition of a real estate portfolio in The Netherlands as part of its European Healthcare and Education fund.
  • Assisting Nike Europe with the massive redevelopment of its EMEA Headquarters in The Netherlands, including the renovation of the existing office buildings, the landscaping of the entire office park as well as the full area development including a number of additional functions.

Russell Advocaten B.V.

Independent Amsterdam firm Russell Advocaten B.V. acts for leading enterprises, Dutch and foreign public authorities, and individuals on a range of real estate matters. It handles contentious and non-contentious matters, and has niche experience in advising embassies on acquisitions and disposals, leasing issues and renovations. Reinier Russell and Jan Dop head up the team.

Practice head(s):

Reinier RussellJan Dop


‘Russell Advocaten is a long trusted adviser to our business’.

‘They are always there to advise us, you can call them day and night and they always come with excellent and practical advice’. 

‘Always available at reasonable cost’.

‘They really understand our business’.

‘Russell Advocaten is an outstanding law firm and has a wonderful team of lawyers and staff’.

‘I have worked with the firm for over 10 years and always found it to be an outstanding law firm’.

‘They have outstanding capabilities’. 

‘Reinier Russell is an excellent and innovative lawyer’.

Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing’s real estate team is jointly led by Huub Stroom, Wilma Booij and Hendrik Jan Schimmel, who recently joined with a team from Rutgers & Posch. The practice offers legal and notary services to domestic and global clients, and is able to handle cross-border mandates with ease, courtesy of the firm’s international network.


‘Huub Stroom is highly recommended; his legal skills combined with his negotiation and mediation skills get the deal done’.

‘Huub Stroom has a clear perspective to avoid theoretical legal discussions which seem to appear in disputes’.

‘Taylor Wessing have a good team with a lot of expertise and depth’.

‘They can deliver within budget’.

‘They have never missed a deadline’.

‘The team of Hendrik Jan Schimmel is really accurate and fast.’

Key clients




Signal Capital

Garbe Institutional Capital



Edyn aparthotel

Chint Solar Netherlands

Lidl Nederland






Janssen de Jong


Holland Immo Group

Work highlights

  • Advised BPRE B.V. on the purchase of the iconic ‘VB Gebouw’, a landmark in Eindhoven, and a former Philips office.
  • Advising Van den Heerik Projecten B.V. on the sale of a commercial space located at Tiel by Van den Heerik ProjectenB.V. to a subsidiary of Hines.
  • Advising Signal Capital on the sale of the office building located at the Wisselwerking 58 and Diemerhof 48 in Diemen by Signal to Sofidy.

Van der Feltz Advocaten

Hague-based boutique firm Van der Feltz Advocaten is particularly strong in public, civil and criminal law as it relates to real estate issues. It handles contentious and non-contentious matters and has experience in the construction, government, energy and industrials sectors. Marc Houweling  leads the practice.

Practice head(s):

Marc Houweling


‘Excellent knowledge in planning and environmental law’.

‘Practical guidance through complex rules and legislation’.

‘Individual members are highly specialised, thus offering a wide breadth of expertise as a team’.

‘I found the team members to be very committed to achieve the best results’.

‘The work produced was of a high standard, despite tight deadlines’.

‘Marc Houweling showed excellent leadership skills and expertise in the real estate field’.

‘Van der Feltz has shown not only in-depth knowledge of specific laws and regulations, but also the ability to integrate insights from various fields into their advice’.

Key clients

Koninklijke BAM group and AM B.V.

Boele & van Eesteren B.V.

Heijmans group

Dura Vermeer Groep N.V.

Boele & van Eesteren B.V.

Province of South Holland

Bébouw Midreth B.V.

Natuurmonumenten (Dutch Society for Nature Conservation)

Work highlights

  • Advising Shurgard with regard to the expropriation of real estate in relation to the project Feyenoord City.
  • Advising a specialist investor in European sale and lease back transactions with regard to its acquisition of a global automotive parts manufacturer’s European production facility in Oss, The Netherlands, and on a new 20-year triple net lease, with the global automotive parts manufacturer as tenant.
  • Advising a consortium of parties on the transformation of a business area into a residential and commercial district in Rivium District, near Rotterdam.