Real estate in Netherlands


Houthoff has a market-leading practice in this area and is well regarded for complex real estate transactions and disputes. Its broad client base includes investors, project developers, financiers, construction companies, housing corporations and end users. Practice co-head Jan Cees Kuiken counts Dutch and international banks, and pension funds among his clients, and is recommended for real estate M&A. Herman Lohman, who jointly heads the practice, is adept at handling cross-border transactions, financing, project development and restructurings. Dolf de Jong was promoted to partner. Marnix Aarts left to co-found Bijkerk|Aarts.

Practice head(s):

Jan Cees Kuiken; Herman Lohman

Other key lawyers:

Lucas Louwerier; Dolf de Jong

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


Work highlights

  • Advised Commerz Real on the sale of an office portfolio consisting of six office buildings in different locations to Tristan Capital Partners.
  • Advised LCN Capital Partners on its purchase of the new ING Bank global HQ in Amsterdam.
  • Advising KanAm on the turnkey sale of the landmark Allianz Tower, Coolsingel 120 in Rotterdam.

Loyens & Loeff

Loyens & Loeff’s real estate offering includes tax experts and civil law notaries, as well as real estate lawyers. Its broad practice handles transactions, real estate finance, construction law, real estate funds, tenancy law and litigation. It continues to see an uptick in instructions in the logistics, healthcare, office and hotels sectors. Lonne Rooseboom chairs the group and is well regarded for commercial real estate transactions, turnkey projects and project development. Wilfred Groen, Bram Linnartz and Steven Lucas are other key names. Paul Kerckhoffs is now in an an advisory role.

Practice head(s):

Lonne Rooseboom

Other key lawyers:

Jurriaan van der Stok; Wilfred Groen; Bram Linnartz; Steven Lucas; Paul Kerckhoffs


‘Very responsive team with great understanding of the real estate issues’.

Key clients


AB Sagax

AXA Real Estate Investment Managers S.A.

DHG Property Solutions

Edge Technologies


Goldman Sachs

Heimstaden Castor AB

Highbrook Investors

M7 Real Estate


Patrizia Immobilien AG


Real I.S. AG

Round Hill Capital

Somerset Capital Partners

The Blackstone Group

Tristan Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised the Blackstone Group on the pan-European acquisition of Dream Global REIT with a total value of €6.2 bn of which 10% can be attributed to Dutch assets.
  • Advised AXA REIM on the acquisition the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Amsterdam Central Station consisting of 557 rooms.
  • Advised DHG Property Solutions on the disposal of its LogChainOne and its LogChainTwo portfolio.


AKD provides ‘great knowledge’ and is ‘truly supportive in realising the objective’. It draws on expertise from its construction, project management, and environmental and planning law experts to offer broad expertise in relation to landmark real estate projects, disputes and general advisory matters. Marc Wintgens and Sven Billet head the team. Taco de Lange is a real estate notary. Frenk Huisman, who recently joined as partner from Baker McKenzie, was previously based in the Middle East, where he gained experience in property development and projects in various sectors. Martijn Jongmans joined from Banning NV.

Practice head(s):

Marc Wintgens; Sven Billet

Other key lawyers:

Frenk Huisman; Taco de Lange; Julian Versmissen; Martijn Jongmans


‘Excellent knowledge, honest and creative’.

‘Frenk Huisman has a good understanding of the data centre/real estate market in Amsterdam and is a valuable and capable legal advisor to have on your side’.

‘The team is takes the time to understand my business and our practical needs, goals and risk tolerances’.

‘They are able to provide valuable advice and guidance’.

‘Frenk Huisman is great to work with’.

‘They are very good lawyers and have in-depth and thorough knowledge of real estate law and the real estate sector’.

‘ Marc Wintgens is an excellent real estate lawyer’.

‘Marc Wintgens has a lot of experience, in-depth knowledge and excellent negotiation skills’.

Key clients


DW Partners



Green Real Estate

Development Company Greenport Venlo (DCGV)

M&G Real Estate



Kaan Architects

Several local Government agencies

A large number of Dutch housing companies


Epicenter Stockholm

Flow Real Estate

TB3 Investment


Several Hospitals



Greystar Real Estate Partners



Allianz Real Estate GmbH

Life Europe


Joint Owners of the Entrada Area

Work highlights

  • Advised VolkerWessels on all legal work with respect to a large (re)development at Strijp S, comprising around 500,000 sqm on a former Philips Electronics site.
  • Advised OVG Real Estate on a large development scheme involving two assets in Germany (Hamburg and Berlin) and one asset in the Netherlands (Amsterdam).
  • Advising Greystar Real Estate Partners LLP and its investors on the expansion of the Amsterdam student campus in Diemen Zuid.

Allen & Overy LLP

Allen & Overy LLP stands out for its international reach and focus on high-profile and high-value real estate financing matters. Its integrated group has expertise in real estate public law, construction and tax. The firm also handles commercial real estate deals and major development projects. Leon Hoppenbrouwers counts property developers, owners, investors, local governments, social housing associations, consultants and lenders among his clients. Werner Runge, Zeeger de Jongh, Hilde Van Der Baan and Coen Thomas are other key names.

Practice head(s):

Leon Hoppenbrouwers; Werner Runge; Zeeger de Jongh; Hilde van der Baan; Coen Thomas


‘Excellent know-how, practical, fast, responsive’

Key clients





Attestor Capital

Bewust Investeren

Bank of Ireland

Crossroads Real Estate

CTF Development International

Davidson Kempner

Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Pfandbriefbank


Europa Capital

Fattal Hotels

Fortress Investment Group

Giesbers Groep

Goodman Logistics

ING Bank

JP Morgan Asset Management



Primark Netherlands

RED Company

Roompot Vakanties

Time Equities

Van Lanschot

Vue Cinemas

Work highlights

  • Advised ING on its cooperation with NSI regarding the redevelopment and lease of new buildings (40,000 sq.m.) on the Laanderpoort plot, next to the new ING (head) office.
  • Advised Aedes Real Estate in respect of project A107, consisting of the acquisition, demolition and (re)development of two hotels located in Amsterdam City Centre.
  • Advised a consortium of ten banks as lenders on the financing of Windpark Fryslân.


The real estate team at CMS has recently acted on a number of matters pertaining to sustainable buildings and logistics centres. The team includes civil notaries and tax advisers, and draws on additional strength from the firm's funds, corporate, banking and finance, and construction teams. Hein van der Meer is experienced in real estate development and transactions. Arnout Scholten jointly heads the team with van der Meer.

Practice head(s):

Hein van der Meer; Arnout Scholten

Other key lawyers:

Femke Stroucken; Isabelle Balvert


‘Excellent technical capabilities combined with a strong sense for commercial realities and an ability to overcome issues.’

‘Arnout Scholten is an excellent real estate lawyer, pragmatic, flexible and very approachable’.

‘The team of CMS operates as a well-trained group where the client benefits from the individual qualities of the whole team’.

‘Hein van der Meer is a great advisor, negotiator and a quick thinker’.

‘Very knowledgeable on all different aspects of real estate transactions (e.g. zoning, construction, portfolio sales, etc). In addition also business oriented and able to advise on commercial aspects. ’

‘Arnout Scholten is very knowledgeable but also pleasant to work with and able to advise on commercial aspects’.

‘In general, I have witnessed outstanding legal skill in combination with great personalities’.

‘A pleasant and warm working environment at CMS creating a great team spirit’.

Key clients





CBRE Global Investors

Swiss Life





M&G Real Estate


Neo Capital

DCB Capital

Next Level






Work highlights

  • Advised South Korean investor Kiwoom Asset Management on the €130m acquisition of the landmark building Queens Towers in Amsterdam from a fund managed by Blackstone.
  • Advised CBRE Dutch Residential Fund on the acquisition of a residential portfolio by means of a swap deal with a Dutch pension fund.
  • Advised Invesco on the acquisition of a to-be-developed distribution centre in Utrecht by means of a joint venture with Somerset.


Dentons is well known in the market for its strong leasing practice and also for handling high-profile and high-value transactions. The group is also able to draw on the wider firm's expertise to assist with financing, tax, and litigation in the real estate space. With access to a vast international network, the practice is well placed to handle cross-border mandates. Managing partner Wendela Raas heads the team and is noted for her experience in commercial leasing. Jacqueline Bell joined from an in-house role at IPF Partners. Valentijn Leijh was promoted to the partnership.

Practice head(s):

Wendela Raas

Other key lawyers:

Paul Wanders; Dirk-Jan Gondrie; Cornélie Arnouts; Valentijn Leijh


‘A devoted deal team’.

‘The team we have been working with at Dentons understands the position of all parties involved and tries to create the best deal possible without losing sight of the client’s goas’.

‘Dirk-Jan Gondrie is one of the most pro-active lawyers I have been working recently’.

‘They work in a very pleasant and professional way’.

‘Quick, clear and professional with a large human touch’.

‘They tackled every topic with great enthusiasm and it was a pleasure working with them’.

‘Highly specialised, creative and pleasant to work with.’

‘Wendela Raas is easy to contact, I can just pick up the phone and brainstorm or get a practical advice.’

Key clients


AXA Investment Managers

CBRE Global Investors

Cerberus Capital Management

Europa Capital

European Medicines Agency




Landal GreenParks



Principal Global Investors

Savills Investment Management


Union Investment Real Estate


Work highlights

  • Advised Germany-based Union Investment on the €460m acquisition of the development project “Y-Towers” in the Amsterdam North area, a bustling new development zone.
  • Together with a team of team of 50 international real estate colleagues, advised GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, on the €950m acquisition of the Maximus logistics real estate portfolio from Apollo Global Management.
  • Representing Patrizia in various discussions, negotiations and disputes with tenants in the Netherlands regarding Covid-19 related issues.

DLA Piper

DLA Piper has a multi-disciplinary approach to real estate matters, drawing on the firm's bench strength in corporate, tax, regulatory and financing to handle high-profile transactions. As part of a global network, it is well placed to handle cross-border transactions and it recently became a member of the INREV (the European Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate) community. Civil notary Monique Laenen heads the practice and is well versed in the logistics, office, retail and finance sectors. Former legal director Max van Drunen left for Eversheds Sutherland (Netherlands) B.V. in April 2021.

Practice head(s):

Monique Laenen

Other key lawyers:

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


‘Very responsive, professional and a deal maker’.

‘This business is a people’s business and DLA has notaries and lawyers that are a delight to work with.’

‘Monique Laenen is a notary who really stands out and is highly regarded by both clients and staff’.

‘The team is fully integrated and strongly committed to their clients’.

‘They work closely together from different angles of legal expertise, including lease law, transactional experience, regulatory and real estate, ’

‘Monique Laenen is well known in the Dutch real estate market for her expertise in real estate matters’.

‘They are very pragmatic and hands on and really go the extra mile’.

‘They are always available and can react at very short notice if needed’.

Key clients

Corum Asset Management



The Carlyle Group



Urban Industrial

RJB Group of Companies

Urban Real Estate Partners (UREP)

NH Hotels





Aberdeen Standard Investments

Schiphol Real Estate

Work highlights

  • Assisted Carlyle with the €125m acquisition of a hotel portfolio consisting of 11 hotels from a Blackstone entity by way of a share transaction.
  • Advised leading French real estate fund Corum Asset Management on numerous portfolio acquisitions in the office and retail sectors.
  • Advised Royal Schiphol Group N.V. and Schiphol Real Estate B.V. on two recent deals as purchaser of strategic development areas in the vicinity of the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

Simmons & Simmons

The team at Simmons & Simmons is adept at handling international mandates, and acts for developers, contractors, authorities, consortia, lenders and investment companies. The practice focuses on high-end real estate transactions and real estate financings, and also advises on project development, leasing, disputes and public tenders. Luc Cohen is particularly noted for dispute resolution and European and national procurement. Rob Hendriks has over 25 years’ experience in real estate M&A.

Practice head(s):

Luc Cohen; Rob Hendriks

Other key lawyers:

Jan-Joost van Rijsbergen; Siemkje Batenburg

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

Brookfield IDI Gazely


ING Bank


Resonance Capital

DRC Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised HECF on the acquisition of the 62,000 square-metre HEMA urban logistics distribution centre in Utrecht, serving over 550 HEMA stores.
  • Advised ATREAM SAS on the acquisition on behalf of French institutional investors of approximately 340 cottages, 50 hotel apartments and the central facilities including public space of holiday park CenterParcs De Eemhof, located in Zeewolde, The Netherlands.
  • Advised DRC Capital on the refinancing of the so-called ‘World Fashion Centre’ located in the western part of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, owned by Meijer Realty Partners.


Stibbe is well regarded for domestic and international real estate financing and transactions, and is particularly experienced in real estate matters pertaining to the healthcare sector. The team also handles property development projects, leasing, tax structuring, administrative law, construction and procurement. David Orobio de Castro heads the practice and is a key name for project finance issues, and advice on European and national procurement regulations. Counsel Boris Cammelbeeck handles commercial real estate transactions, developments and tenancy law.

Practice head(s):

David Orobio de Castro

Other key lawyers:

Maarten de Bruin; Ingmar de Groot; Jan van Oosten; Boris Cammelbeeck


‘Boris Cammelbeeck is a very open and honest lawyer, with a broad knowledge of the real estate industry’.

Key clients

Accor Hotels

Accor Invest





FedEx / TNT


Granite REIT

Holland Casino

HBC Netherlands




Mitiska REIM

Morgan Stanley


Palmira Capital Partners


Société Générale


Work highlights

  • Advising BPD on the tax structuring of the new BPD Woningfonds worth €5bn and the acquisition by the fund of its €160m launching portfolio.
  • Advising Société Générale as lender on the financing of the acquisition of a portfolio of logistics assets in the US and Europe by Mapletree from Prologis and subsequent amendments of this $1.1 bn financing transaction.
  • Advised Q-Park on a new €250m revolving credit facility and a €1.45bn notes offering.

Van Doorne

Van Doorne’s real estate team is jointly led by Ariën van Heesen and Annerie Ploumen, who provides ‘a high-level of leadership’ and ‘stands up for the client’. Ploumen has over 30 years’ experience in transactional and project development work. Van Heesen is a civil notary and is a key name for cross-border transactions, turnkey developments and real estate financing. The firm advises on real estate matters concerning offices, logistics, retail, hotels and leisure, and healthcare and education spaces. Steffen Alleman was promoted to partner.

Practice head(s):

Annerie Ploumen; Ariën van Heesen

Other key lawyers:

Mark Moolhuizen; Steffen Alleman; Rob de Win; Jan Roeland; Cees Kniestedt; Angelique Thiele


‘They have high knowledge on the material, are flexible, easy to reach and always professional but friendly ’

‘Friendly, high experience, good price to quality ratio and always reachable ’.

‘The team delivers solid, independent advice and services, in time and as specified’.

‘Partner participation is the staple diet, but team members hold their own in the communication with, and delivery to, the client.’

‘We find the strength is in the team. There is never a ball dropped as team members co-operate in delivering the service to the client.’

‘Van Doorne is able to adapt and always has a solution-oriented approach’.

‘Legally brilliant, very practical and solutions-oriented, they are true dealmakers in the very best sense of the word’.

‘Steffen Alleman, our relationship partner and is a brilliant deal lawyer, a joy to work with and someone for whom literally no issue is unsolvable’.

Key clients


Tristan Capital Partners

Europa Capital



Schiphol Real Estate

BentallGreenOak Advisors

Aberdeen Standard Life


Edmond de Rothschild REIM


Work highlights

  • Advised CCP 5 LL, the core-plus perpetual fund of Tristan Capital Partners, on its €370m acquisition of a portfolio of six core office buildings from Commerz Real.
  • Advised Europa Capital (and its local partner ARC Real Estate Partners) on its €125.8m acquisition of a logistics and light industrial portfolio from Altera Vastgoed.
  • Advised PGIM Real Estate Finance, a trading name of The Prudential Insurance Company of America and Rothesay Life PLC, on the €350m refinancing (in part, development refinancing) of the World Trade Center Amsterdam.


BarentsKrans has ‘a high level of knowledge of the real estate market’ and its team includes a mix of attorneys and civil law notaries. The group has a core focus on transactions and disputes, but also handles project development, real estate finance, and environmental and zoning law issues. Jeffrey Koenecke and Nicole Soliana jointly head the practice. Managing partner Jesse Zijlma is also active in this area.

Practice head(s):

Nicole Soliana; Jeffrey Koenecke

Other key lawyers:

Jesse Zijlma


‘In-depth knowledge, very responsive, fun to work with and great value for money. ’

‘Jeffrey Koenecke and Jesse Zijlma, Lisanne Vissers know the market and they always find a solution to a problem’.

‘They are very good at recognising the client’s interests and have invaluable practical knowledge’.

‘They are proactive and always act in the interest of their client.’

‘They understand our business and industry so it is easy to obtain practical advice’. 

‘Jesse Zijlma is a trusted advisor who has in-depth knowledge of our business and has the ability to keep complex matters simple. He is very responsive and pleasant to work with’.

‘The BarentsKrans law firm hosts all expertise one might expect to need’.

‘Over the years I’ve worked with BarentsKrans, the quality of legal advice and attention to client needs never failed to meet our firms expectations’.

Key clients


ABB Bouwgroep


a.s.r. real estate

Borealis Hotel Group

Boon Food Group



CBRE Global Investors


GARBE Industrial Real Estate

G&S Vastgoed

Hillgate Properties

J.P. Van Eesteren


LSI Investments

MN Services

Municipality of Dordrecht

Municipality of Ridderkerk


Province of Zuid-Holland

Rabobank Nederland


Syntrus Achmea

Urban TTP

Van der Vorm

Van Omme & De Groot

Work highlights

  • Advised pension fund PMT on the purchase of residential tower Adagio from Sonate Spuikwartier.
  • Advised Amvest RCF regarding the tender procedure, vendor due diligence and the notarial (deed of) transfer with regard to the sale by Amvest RCF of a portfolio, which consisted of 147 residential units.
  • Advised Synchroon on several agreements (sale and purchase, delivery and lease agreements and building contracts) concerning numerous projects.

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance focuses on the corporate aspects of the real estate market, handling high-value transactions and related matters, such as investment, development projects, joint ventures and tax matters. Its client base includes financiers, borrowers, real estate investment trusts and funds. The team is headed by Titus de Vries, Jelle Hofland, Mark Jan Arends, Michiel Sunderman and recently promoted partner Liesbeth Buiter.

Practice head(s):

Liesbeth Buiter; Titus de Vries; Jelle Hofland; Mark Jan Arends; Michiel Sunderman


‘Provides good service, flexibility and availability’.

‘The power of Clifford Real Estate is a dedicated team that is always available for its clients’.

‘There are no delays, and immediate answers’.

‘They collaborate effectively with their tax, or other relevant, departments’. 

‘The individuals all give you the feeling you are their number 1 client.

They are available and put in the maximum effort. ’

Key clients

Avignon Capital

AXA IM – Real Assets

Patrizia AG

Grape Hospitality International


BlackRock Eurozone Core Property Fund


Orange Capital Partners

Credit Suisse

British School

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LLP

NWI Management GmbH




Work highlights

  • Advised the European property investment and asset management firm Avignon Capital on the acquisition of a 100% stake in Holding Hotel Zeestraat Den Haag B.V.
  • Advised PATRIZIA AG, the global partner for pan-European real estate investment, on the acquisition of a pan-European portfolio of 42 logistics assets from BentallGreenOak for approximately €1.2bn.
  • Advised the BlackRock Eurozone Core Property Fund on the acquisition of the Huidekoper office building in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Greenberg Traurig LLP’s real estate practice was significantly bolstered by the recent arrival of former head of NautaDutilh’s real estate practice David van Dijk, and senior associates Coco van Zuiden and Barbara Klootwijk. The practice advises national and international clients on real estate portfolio and single-asset transactions, developments, asset management, financing, ventures and funds. Jan Kees Brandse is noted for commercial, residential and hospitality deals. Marijn Bodelier was promoted to partner.

Practice head(s):

David van Dijk

Other key lawyers:

Jan Kees Brandse; Marijn Bodelier; Coco van Zuiden; Barbara Klootwijk; Marijn Bodelier

Key clients

Round Hill Capital



Allianz Real Estate

Amundi Real Estate

Dream Global

Tristan Capital

VF Corporation


Work highlights

  • Advised a joint venture between Round Hill Capital and a sovereign wealth fund in the Middle East on the acquisition of 14 residential assets.
  • Represented Jamestown in connection with the acquisition and financing of Groot Handelsgebouw in Rotterdam.
  • Represented Harbert Management in its acquisition and financing of project SPARK, consisting of eight convenience retail centres, from Dela.


Dutch firm Lexence handles a broad range of real estate matters, including M&A, development, construction, zoning and public law, leasing, financing and tax, and also provides civil law notary services. The team is headed by Bob Bekker and Tomas Steenmetser, who is noted for general property contract law and real estate-related bankruptcy. Michiel de Wit handles commercial real estate and litigation. Vincent Boumans was recently made up to partner.

Practice head(s):

Bob Bekker; Tomas Steenmetser

Other key lawyers:

Jan-Willem Raadgever; Bas Martens; Michiel de Wit; Marieke van Schie; Vincent Boumans


‘Full-service firm which is unique for its value for money.

‘Tomas Steenmetser is one of the best for commercial real estate leasing’.

‘Quick and adequate response’.

‘They know how we work and comply to that’.

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


Nederlandse Spoorwegen (Dutch Railways)

Orange Capital Partners

Work highlights

  • Advised on the sale and the leaseback of a portfolio of two Dutch hotels and one German hotel for over €100m.
  • Advised Triodos on the sale of a portfolio of 16 sustainable office buildings located in the Netherlands for €100m.


The real estate and infrastructure group at NautaDutilh consists of lawyers and civil notaries and acts for real estate investors, developers, building companies and government bodies. Its broad expertise includes project and area development, construction and tendering disputes, public-private partnerships, and project and acquisition finance. Key practitioners include David van Ee, Arief van Rhee and Kees Koetsier.

Other key lawyers:

David van Ee; Arief van Rhee; Kees Koetsier


‘In real estate finance, they know the market practice.’

‘Their assistance was excellent’. 

Key clients




ASR Vastgoed



BamTech (Subsidiary of Disney)


Borago Properties




CBRE Global Investors


Corio Retail



Cyclus Property


Dusit Thani Hotels & Resorts

European Investment Bank

Erasmus University Rotterdam


First Sponsor


G&S Vastgoed




Goldman Sachs


Great Grey Investments




IES Immobilien Group

ING Real Estate




Janssen Biologics

Janssen Vaccines and Prevention

Johnson & Johnson


LaSalle Investment Management

Leen Bakker

Louman Groep


PZEM/ Delta

Media Markt Saturn

Merlin Entertainment Development

Mn Services

Motel One



Municipalities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Haaksbergen, Hoorn, Almere and Den Helder

Ministeries of Finance and Housing


NL Real Estate




Work highlights

  • Advised Perial Asset Management on the acquisition of the office building Adam Smith in Amsterdam from Fortress with a deal value of approx. €87m.
  • Advised IES Immobilien Group on the sale of shares in the Y-Towers Amsterdam development.
  • Advised a US-based developer/investor of a data centre on the acquisition, construction, exploitation and (re)financing with a deal value of €600m.

Six Advocaten

Six Advocaten provides ‘down-to-earth, no-nonsense pragmatic advice’ on real estate, construction, regulatory and procurement law. The team is adept at handling transactions and litigation, and environment and planning matters. The practice has noted expertise in the development, sale and acquisition and lease of student housing and hotels. Leon Burgersdijk heads the team.

Practice head(s):

Leon Burgersdijk

Other key lawyers:

Femke Borst; Wouter Post; Jeroen Kist


‘They have rental, administrative, procurement and competition law expertise in-house at a very high level’.

‘It is a great, diverse group of people with different backgrounds who are very passionate about what they do’.   

‘Leon Burgersdijk is very service-minded and very strong in terms of content’.

Key clients

BPD Development

MN Pension Fund for Metal and Technology Industry

Royal BAM group

Paribus Immobilien Asset management GmbH


PVH Group (Tommy Hilfiger)


CBRE Global Investors

Amrath Hotels

Triodos Bank

City of Amsterdam

Indigo Invest


Work highlights

  • Advised Indigo Invest on the acquisition of several office buildings at Maanplein in the Hague and the redevelopment to approx. 19,000 m2 of office space and parking.
  • Advised Decathlon on the development and lease of a build to suit distribution centre in Tilburg with a surface area of 40,000 m2 of warehouse space and 2,000 m2 of office space, to be built in two phases.
  • Assisting Bouwfonds with regard to the development and construction of a multi-functional real estate project in the heart of Amsterdam, comprising the 63,500 m2 head office of

Straatman Koster Advocaten

Straatman Koster Advocaten's integrated team stands out for its expertise in large-scale area developments, project developments, construction, acquisitions, disposals and leasing. It acts for corporates and government clients, and is experienced in the office, residential, retail, leisure and logistical space. Thijs Straatman and Wilfried Koster head the team. Simon Tichelaar was promoted to partner.

Practice head(s):

Thijs Straatman; Wilfried Koster

Other key lawyers:

Simon Tichelaar; Joost Hoekstra


‘Wilfried Koster and Thijs Straatman are very good lawyers and very fine persons too’.

‘StraatmanKoster is very knowledgeable, thinks along with the client, gives advice and is very flexible’.

‘Can work well under time pressure and works things out very precisely’.

‘Very pleasant people to work with’.

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

Province Zuid-Holland

Municipality Almere

Ballast Nedam

Football Club Feyenoord

Green Park Aalsmeer Gebiedsontwikkeling

Ontwikkelings Maatschappij Lelystad Airport

Football Club AZ

VORM Ontwikkeling B.V.

ProDelta Real Estate Development B.V.

Moervast Development

KIKX Development

N.V. Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij Utrecht (OMU)

Strukton Group




Van Herk

Arcadis N.V.



Syntrus Achmea




Mirus International

Museum Naturalis

Woonstad Rotterdam

Future Wind (joint venture of SIF Holding and Pondera Development)

Cores (Belgium)

Demako (Belgium)

Leiden University

JCDecaux Nederland B.V.

Work highlights

  • Advising Schiphol Area Development Company N.V. on the drafting of 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 of Rotterdam on the transformation of the centre of Rotterdam Zuid and 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 a commercial real estate development.
  • Advised and drafted the contracts on behalf of BPD for the transfer of residential and commercial assets (approx. €200m) to a fund (part of the BPD group).


Buren stands out for its international coverage, with offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Luxembourg and a dedicated Japan desk, the firm is well placed to handle cross-border mandates. Its multi-disciplinary team includes civil-law notaries and tax advisers, as well as lawyers. It focuses on the development, redevelopment, construction, financing, purchase and lease of real estate projects. The practice is headed by Gerbrand Schrickx, Kirsten Prick and Jonathan Gal.

Practice head(s):

Gerbrand Schrickx; Kirsten Prick; Jonathan Gal


‘Hands-on mentality, practical thinkers’.            

‘Jonathan Gal is a pleasure to work with’.

‘Jonathan Gal is knowledgeable, approachable and to the point’.

Key clients


Fresch Real Estate


Vesteda Investment Management

Borghese Real Estate

Reshape Property


Cabot Partners

Urban Climate Architects

Claris Zorgvilla’s

Work highlights

  • Acted as legal and tax advisor to the Luxembourg-based AINA Hospitality Fund SICAV SIF on the sale of the shares of one of its portfolio investments Cocagne Investments BV, owner of the Eindhoven Pullman Hotel, to Intex Consulting BV and Cantera Beheer BV.
  • Advising Cabot Properties, Inc. (Cabot) on the acquisition of modern logistics warehouses for its real estate fund in the Benelux.
  • Advised Fresch Real Estate on the sale of six business complexes in different cities in the Netherlands for a price of approximately €80m to SIRE Properties Limited.

Eversheds Sutherland (Netherlands) B.V.

Eversheds Sutherland (Netherlands) B.V. stands out for its energy-related real estate work, environment and planning practice, leasing work and multi-jurisdictional property portfolio management. The group's experience of large data centre developments is noted and it is a partner of the Dutch Datacenter Association. Paul Goedvolk and Natascha Geraedts head the team, which gained Max van Drunen from DLA Piper in April 2021.

Practice head(s):

Paul Goedvolk; Natascha Geraedts


‘The team is very dedicated and skilled’.

‘Very professional, with a high-level of knowledge and expertise’.

Key clients



Grimonte Investment Management

Zonnepark Hijken B.V. (Solarcentury Benelux B.V.)

Dutch Durables Energy B.V.  (Zonel)

TBM Europe B.V.



URBN Netherlands Retail

Energiefonds Overijssel

Work highlights

  • Assisted DuPont with the development and the lease back of DuPont’s new office and laboratory facilities.
  • Advised Boeing on a lease extension for its offices in the Amsterdam Atlas Arena building.
  • Advised Indeed on a long-term lease in Amsterdam.


Hemwood has considerable experience of the administrative, regulatory, zoning and planning, environment and EU-law aspects of real estate matters. The team's advises on a number of large inner city developments, transformation projects and mixed-use developments. The team, which is headed by Gijs Heutink and Sonja van der Kamp, also handles litigation and arbitration in the real estate space.

Practice head(s):

Gijs Heutink; Sonja van der Kamp

Other key lawyers:

Niels van Tamelen


‘The contact is pleasant and they make legal issues understandable for non-experts’.

‘The cooperation with this agency is very nice because it is very personal’.             

‘Accessible and give good advice on possible scenarios during negotiations’.

‘Niels van Tamelen can explain complex matters in a simple manner’.

‘The practice has highly motivated employees who, based on excellent case knowledge, provide practical advice’.

‘Process quality goes hand in hand with goal-efficiency’.                           

‘The partners are extremely committed to the client’s interests, and radiate personal commitment.‘

‘The partners are accessible and available’.

Key clients


AM Real Estate Developments


Amway Corporation


APF International

AS Watson



Amrath Hotels & Restaurants


Being Development


Bloemenheuvel B.V.



Bun Groep



Caransa Groep B.V.




Coronel Beheermaatschappij

De Bijenkorf

Doniger Vastgoed

Dreef Beheer (Dekamarkt)

Dutch Green Company

Dutch Seafood Group

Equinix (EMEA)


FNG (Claudia Sträter, Miss Etam, Expresso)

Fortress Investment Group

Greentree Properties


HB Capital

HBB Groep

HBC Projectontwikkeling


HG International B.V.


Holland Immo Group

Hoorne Vastgoed

Hotels van Oranje

Innova Investments B.V.

IVY Group

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


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


Van der Valk Investments B.V.

Van der Vorm Vastgoed B.V.

Van Lanschot Bankiers


Verus Eerstelijns

Vivera Food Groep



Waal V.O.F.

Wereldhave N.V.

Zinc RE

Work highlights

  • Advising KEES consortium on the development of the MARK towers in Utrecht.
  • Advised Amrath Hotels & Restaurants B.V. on the development of the 90m-high Galaxy Tower.
  • Advised Montea on all developments, acquisitions and lease transactions for its Dutch branch.

Kennedy Van der Laan

Kennedy Van der Laan’s team has expertise in leasing and transactional matters, as well zoning and environmental law, construction and procurement. The group has a strong focus on the hospitality sector but also advises large corporations, development companies, investors and asset management companies on real estate matters. Nico Jacobs and Richard-Jan Roks are the practice heads.

Practice head(s):

Nico Jacobs; Richard-Jan Roks

Other key lawyers:

Anita Nijboer; Eline Goemans


‘Eline Goemans was extremely professional, experienced and knowledgeable’.

‘Eline Goemans went above and beyond by providing additional information to help our employees find places to rent when they moved over from London’.

Key clients

Port of Amsterdam

AEW Europe

Raiffeisen Bank

IQNN Vastgoed

Vink Bouw


Build to Build

Dommel Finance

Fred Development

Quest for Property

Fairtree Capital

Multi Netherlands B.V.


Marriott Hotels

NH Hotels

HR Hotel Group

PPHE Hotel Group

International Hotel Management Group

Hard Rock International

Mövenpick Hotels




Ramada Airport

Clink Hostels

WoW Hostels (hotel)

The Student Hotel Group

Sircle Collection


De Key

Work highlights

  • Advised Nike on the re-development of its EMEA headquarters in The Netherlands.
  • Advised development company Vink Bouw on the renovation and redevelopment of three former silos into a multi-functional development including a hotel, film theatre, sports and leisure, catering facilities, wellness centre and offices.
  • Advising Hard Rock International on the transformation and opening of the first Hard Rock Hotel in the iconic American Hotel Amsterdam situated in the heart of the city.

Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke advises on commercial and residential developments and has notable experience assisting with mixed-use developments. It is well regarded for its expertise in the renewable energy sector, and smart buildings and cities. The group also has expertise in the logistics industry, where it handles development, acquisition and leasing. Bas Beenen heads the team.

Practice head(s):

Bas Beenen

Other key lawyers:

Berend Zwart

Key clients

Boelens de Gruyter

Amvest Projectontwikkeling / Amvest Residential Core Fund

Angelo, Gordon & Co

Onderlinge ‘s-Gravenhage

Angelo Gordon, Cairn and NEOO

Angelo Gordon and APF International


ZINC Real Estate

Work highlights

  • Advised Amvest on the acquisition of the Floriade terrain and the cooperation with partner Dura Vermeer.
  • Advised a joint venture between Angelo Gordon and APF International on the acquisition of the ‘Mediahuis complex’ at Basisweg 30 in Amsterdam.

Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV

Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV is involved in new developments in the real estate market, including the financing of healthcare projects, digital transformation issues, and climate and energy transition matters. It also handles transactions, litigation, leasing, redevelopment, transformation, and renovation matters. The team is headed by Alain De Jonge, René SpitMaryse Mesu-Abbekerk and Daniëlle Roelands-Fransen.

Practice head(s):

Alain de Jonge; René Spit; Maryse Mesu-Abbekerk; Daniëlle Roelands-Fransen


‘The consultants are passionate and dedicated to carry out the work carefully, quickly and to a high quality’.

‘Compared with other firms, the ratio of quality and costs is very good’.

‘The practitioners are experts and take the burden off our office in handling cases’.

‘Driven team, with good people who really get to work on the job’.

‘Maryse Mesu-Abbekerk is a passionate lawyer who works energetically and has read the documents carefully when she enters meetings’.

‘Maryse Mesu-Abbekerk has a lot of experience and is also very practical’.             

Key clients

State of the Netherlands

Philips Pension Fund

ExxonMobil / Esso Nederland B.V.

Galapagos Real Estate Netherlands B.V.


Provinces of Noord-Holland, South-Holland, Noord-Brabant and Gelderland

City of Amsterdam

City of The Rotterdam

City of The Hague

City of Utrecht

City of Haarlem

Feadship – Royal van Lent Shipyard



Van der Vorm Vastgoed B.V.

Stichting Ymere

Stichting Woonzorg Nederland

Stichting Habion

Altera Vastgoed N.V.

Capital Value

ABC Capital

Wij. Verkoop Management B.V.


Molsbergen Development B.V. (Ceintuurbaan CV)

Work highlights

  • Advised Galapagos Real Estate Netherlands B.V. on development agreements and contracting matters.
  • Advising Stichting Woonzorg Nederland on the purchase of real estate portfolios from Stichting Mooiland.
  • Acted for Woonstichting Stek on the sale and the conveyancing of the SassemBourg Complex to Stichting Achmea Dutch Health Care Property Fund by means of a structured public sale process.  

Van der Feltz Advocaten

The Hague-based boutique Van der Feltz Advocaten acts for public sector organisations, such as local and regional authorities, and private businesses, on a range of real estate issues. It has expertise in ancillary areas, including planning and zoning, energy and infrastructure, and also handles tax matters and litigation. Willem Bosma, Marc Houweling and Willem van der Werf are the practice heads.

Practice head(s):

Willem Bosma; Marc Houweling; Willem Van der Werf


‘Knowledgeable, reliable and efficient’.

‘Van der Feltz is a good business partner’.

‘Their service is more than adequate and always in time’.

‘A good sparring partner, they think strategically and in terms of solutions’.             

‘Willem Bosma knows our business and understands our point of view’.

‘Willem Bosma is always available and offers clever solutions’.

Key clients

Heijmans group

Koninklijke BAM group


VolkerWessels group

Van Wanrooij Bouw en Ontwikkeling

Van Arnhem Bouwgroep

Municipalities of:










Industrieschap Plaspoelpolder

Bedrijvenschap Harnaschpolder

Boele & van Eesteren B.V.

Baker McKenzie Amsterdam

Work highlights

  • Acting for Kondor Wessels Amsterdam B.V. on a number of development projects and related litigation.
  • Advising the European Patent Office (EPO) on the development of its new  €250m office building.
  • Advising and litigating for Enviem Holding (BP) on the expropriation of one of the biggest petrol stations in the Netherlands.

act Fort Advocaten

act Fort Advocaten focuses on real estate and related corporate matters in the retail, and hotel and leisure sectors. The group is also notable for disputes and M&A in the area of real estate, and franchise-related matters. Pieter Twaalfhoven, Jodit de Bruin, Katinka Verdurmen and Dirk van den Berg head the team. Mirre Vermeer was a new arrival from NewGround Law B.V..

Practice head(s):

Pieter Twaalfhoven; Jodit de Bruin; Katinka Verdurmen; Dirk van den Berg

Other key lawyers:

Mirre Vermeer


‘Knowledge of the relevant market developments’.

‘All individuals have both good social and professional skills’.

‘They think several steps ahead in the process’.

‘This office works with the most modern techniques and communication resources’.

Key clients

Big Bazar B.V.

Blokker B.V.

Mirage Retail Group B.V.

Gemeente Dronten

H. Lagendijk Holding B.V.


Hendriks Brandstoffen B.V.

Intertoys B.V.

JD Sports Fashion B.V.

Kolhoorn Heerde B.V.

Lush B.V.

Nederflex Beheer B.V.

Nedstede Group

Nespresso Nederland B.V.

Scapino Retail B.V.

Sports Unlimited Retail B.V.

Yves Rocher B.V.

BMB Ontwikkeling B.V. (part of VolkerWessels)

Biesterbos Groep

Frites uit Zuyd B.V.

Libra International B.V.

Provincie Zuid-Holland

Sallaerts Tankstations B.V.

Stichting Ymere

Segesta Exploitatie B.V.

Ziengs Schoenen B.V.

Hendriks Brandstoffen B.V.

Wemmenhove Autobedrijf B.V.

Gemeente Hoorn

Intertoys B.V.

Xenos B.V.

Vastwas B.V.

Work highlights

  • Advising Nedstede Group on the €7.3m purchase of commercial space in Amsterdam.
  • Advising and litigating on property and rental law issues of real estate operator and developer Manhave City House B.V. and its affiliated companies.
  • Advising Vastwas B.V. on the €12m purchase of an apartment complex.

Baker McKenzie

Following the departure of former practice head Frenk Huisman to AKD in late 2019, the Baker McKenzie real estate team is now jointly headed up by Juliana Dantas, who focuses on corporate tax matters and counsel Fedor Tanke, who specialises in advises banking clients on acquisition and real estate finance, and secured lending.

Boels Zanders Advocaten

Maastricht-based Boels Zanders Advocaten has a strong presence in the South of the Netherlands. Its multi-disciplinary team acts for an array of clients, including housing corporations, on M&A, restructuring and privacy matters in the real estate sector. Louis Einig and Harm Heynen head the practice.

Practice head(s):

Louis Einig; Harm Heynen

Other key lawyers:

Wouter van de Wier


‘The firm provides a broad spectrum of advisory services’.

‘High quality of real estate knowledge; diverse lawyers within the firm; and renowned experts in the field’.

‘Very customer-oriented’.

‘I appreciate the broad knowledge that can be mobilized in the Boels Zanders team’.

‘Excellent teamwork from an extensive organisation’.

‘The Boels Zanders company has mastered digital communication techniques very well’.

‘Louis Einig is a very nice person to work with, with a nice personal approach and involvement, excellent legal knowledge; a fast and efficient lawyer’.

‘Louis Einig is very good at providing tactical insight into legal issues’.

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 Toychamp Netherlands B.V. on negotiations with a former tenant for contract takeover of the leases regarding XL retail stores.
  • Advised LBG Hotels BV on a long-term lease agreement regarding a newly built hotel (92 rooms and wellness) in the city centre of Den Haag.
  • Advised Wonen Limburg on the purchase of real estate property in Maastricht, inter alia consisting of 112 student units.


HVG Law LLP has noted expertise in commercial real estate transactions, leasing, project development, energy transition issues and litigation. It handles the real estate aspects of retail, car park, healthcare, construction, energy, and leisure developments. Sander van Leeuwen and Jan Willem Stouthart head the team.

Practice head(s):

Sander van Leeuwen; Jan Willem Stouthart


‘The team of Jan Willem Stouthart has a pragmatic approach with focus on the important issues and understanding of the business’.

‘Quick response time, outstanding quality and experienced colleagues’.                            

‘Jan Willem Stouthart is very experienced and has an excellent focus, always a pleasure to work with’.

‘The team is familiar with our business, one word is enough for them to understand exactly what we want’.

‘The team is totally engaged with the project at hand and can be consulted at a moment’s notice’

‘Responses are quick and adequate, giving the right input and advice for us to conduct our business more efficiently’.

‘Having this team to manage our legal affairs means we can be sure it is handled properly’.

‘They speak our language and understand the way we think and know what we want’.

Key clients


Capricorn Capital Group

Green Real Estate


Boele & Van Eesteren

De Kijkduinse Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij

Metterwoon Vastgoed

Hortus Groep

Royal Cosun

Aspro s.a. (indirectly owning leisure parks in the Netherlands); (and its subsidiairies Delta Park Neeltje Jans, Linneaushof, Dolfinarium)

MidNed projectontwikkeling

Coop Real Estate, Coop Supermarkets

Corum SA


Count Real Estate

Triple Living

Gemeente Goes

Vakantiepark Eemhof

Work highlights

  • Advised De Kijkduinse Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij on structuring and the sale of (parts of) phase the of the Nieuw Kijkduin project in The Hague.
  • Advised Capricorn Capital Group on the acquisition of a shopping mall in the centre of The Hague.
  • Advised Vakantiepark Eemhof B.V. on the sale of (parts of) the holiday park De Eemhof to Atream.

NewGround Law B.V.

NewGround Law B.V. is focused on real estate and environmental matters. Its broad expertise includes corporate and commercial transactions, disputes, contracts, notarial matters, construction, tenancy issues, planning and nature conservation law. André Gaastra joined as partner from Gaastra advocaten and now heads the team alongside Cynthia de Witt Wijnen, Charles van Rijckevorsel and Anne-Marie Klijn.

Practice head(s):

André Gaastra; Cynthia de Witt Wijnen; Charles van Rijckevorsel; Anne-Marie Klijn


‘André Gaastra brings deep practical knowledge of the chemical industry, which makes getting to the bottom and communicating with internal stakeholders easy’.

‘Up until now, every issue that the firm has addressed for me has been solved to my complete satisfaction’.

‘Transactions work very smoothly with Cynthia de Witt Wijnen as lead and at the same time she can make use of the expertise of the other partners’.

‘The direct communication with NewGround Law and the specialised, dedicated people make working with them smoother than with other firms’.

‘Good, cooperative, reliable, and trustworthy’.

‘Cynthia de Witt Wijnen is very experienced and fights to achieve the best result for the client without ruining the deal’

‘Very professional and service-oriented’.

‘Gives the client a feeling that every matter is important and finds a solution’.

Key clients

Deka Immobilien Investment GmbH

Corpus Sireo / Swisslife

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

Abbott Healthcare Products B.V.

British School

Garbe Industrial Real Estate GmbH

AutoBinck Vastgoed Nederland B.V.

Baker & McKenzie


Avebe U.A.

Center Parcs

Hexion B.V.

Work highlights

  • Advised HANSAINVEST on the €245m acquisition of a portfolio of logistic buildings.
  • Advised Deka Immobilien on the €105m acquisition of the VidaXL logistic centre.
  • Advised Warburg on the €34.6m sale of an office building.

Russell Advocaten B.V.

Independent Dutch firm Russell Advocaten B.V. is noted for its focus advising retail clients on leasing, corporate, litigation and employment matters. It is an active member of Primerus, a global network of independent law firms. Clients include international brands, embassies and corporates. Reinier W.L. Russell and Jan Dop head the team.

Practice head(s):

Reinier W.L. Russell; Jan Dop


‘Russell Advocaten is very reactive, you never have to wait for an answer or for assistance’.

‘Unbelievable for a structure that is not super-big’.        

‘Russell advocaten is very innovative in their communication and the service they offer’.

‘They are very active on social media, with very useful content’.

‘The way they specialise in the day-to-day needs of companies; the way they understand these needs and offer solutions for these needs, is very impressive’.      

‘Reinier Russell is a very solution-minded and direct professional’.

‘You always know where you stand with Reinier Russell and he gives you a great understanding of the value of your case’.