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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 handles a range of real estate matters, leveraging expertise in financial restructuring, tax, corporate, environmental law and investment management, for its institutional real estate clients. The practice is engaged with developments in the property field, publishing on topics such as circular building, sustainability and climate change. The practice is led by Herman Lohman who is sought after for his experience in multi-jurisdictional real estate transactions, including M&A, financing and restructuring. Jan Cees Kuiken and Lucas Louwerier advise banks, pension funds and investors on transactions, as well as financings and (re)developments. Anna Wijnans, who was recently promoted to partner, has a broad focus on corporate real estate transactions and commercial tenancy law.

Practice head(s):

Herman Lohman

Other key lawyers:

Jan Frans de Groot; Jan Cees Kuiken; Wychand Kraaij; Dolf de Jong; Anna Wijnans; Lucas Louwerier


‘Deep relevant knowledge. Client and process focused.’

‘Dolf de Jong and Jan Frans de Groot. Recommended.’

‘The team is very accessible, professional, has in-depth knowledge and experience in real estate and development transactions.’

‘Jan Cees Kuiken is our go-to person with regard to real estate transactions. Down to earth, practical and with exceptional knowledge.’

‘Wychand Kraaij is upcoming in the field; very pleasant to work with, great knowledge and 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





Work highlights

  • Advised Egeria Real Estate Development with the incorporation of a new acquisition and development fund including the management participation structure.
  • Assisting Amsterdam Stock Exchange-listed CTP on its first two projects in the Netherlands: CTPark Rotterdam (23,000 m2) and acquiring a 580,000 m2 land bank in Waalwijk.
  • Advising Greystar in connection with the acquisition of the residential project Brainpark in Rotterdam consisting of approximately 590 units and commercial space.

Loyens & Loeff

Loyens & Loeff integrates multidisciplinary expertise to offer a full-service real estate team, handling the needs of both international and domestic real estate clients. The firm has focused its attention on climate responsibility within real estate development, improving sustainability of existing assets and future proofing new assets. The team is highly experienced at handling inner-city development and the array of complex regulatory and municipal challenges associated with it. The group is equipped with interconnected expertise linking transactions, investment management, litigation, taxation and leasing to offer its broad client base, comprising of international institutional investors and fund managers and domestic corporations. The team is led by Lonne Rooseboom, a seasoned practitioner in commercial real estate and project development. Pauline Leegwater and Wilfred Groen, civil law notary, are recommended for their transactional expertise. Steven Lucas advises clients on commercial and residential real estate transactions, turnkey developments, and tenancy law. Marjolein van Bekhoven was recently promoted to partner, focusing on both tenders and project development with experience in structured sale of real estate. Associate Ralph van der Kooi specialises in real estate law and advises on direct and indirect transactions involving real estate, real estate finance, project development and property law frameworks.

Practice head(s):

Lonne Rooseboom

Other key lawyers:

Pauline Leegwater; Steven Lucas; Wilfred Groen; Marjolein van Bekhoven


‘The team is knowledgeable and experienced on all subjects required. Where necessary, other lawyers are involved in a proactive manner. They go out of their way to ensure that the envisaged timing is met and where negotiations are stuck, they proactively provide alternative and creative solutions.’

‘Marjolein van Bekhoven makes sure she is on top of all aspects of a transaction. She is proactive, keen on timing and always delivers.’

‘Timo Huisman has exceptional knowledge of the industry, knows all key players and their way of working. In negotiations, this has proved to be a big advantage.’

‘Highly experienced and pragmatic team with all capacities, a one-stop-shop for us as investor.’

‘The team we work with is pragmatic, commercial, fast and down-to-earth in transactions. We like to work with Steven Lucas, Myrthe Bosch, Sjoerd Pennink and Mila Plasmans!’

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.

Somerset Real Estate

Work highlights

  • Advised ABN AMRO Bank N.V. on the disposal of its headquarters located at the Gustav Mahlerlaan in Amsterdam.
  • Advised Somerset Capital Partners on the acquisition of 41 supermarkets properties, owned by Supermarkt Vastgoed FGR.
  • Advised David Hart Group on the disposal and Patrizia Immobilien AG on the acquisition of the new-build logistic property Smartlog Maasvlakte.


Benelux firm, AKD, leverages its strength in construction to offer expertise in large development and construction projects, incorporating planning, tax, public procurement and corporate law. The firm also has transactional capacity, engaging in several property-related M&A deals. Sven Billet, a civil-law notary, specialising in project development including inner city restructuring, housing associations and industrial complexes; he co-leads the team alongside Marc Wintgens who focuses on advising construction companies, public bodies and hospitals in relation to negotiations and contracting as well as litigating in construction and real estate related disputes. Wouter de Vries, senior associate, is also experienced at the cross-roads of construction and real estate. Frenk Huisman is a key contact in domestic and international real estate transactions and construction projects, while Taco de Lange is recommended for his civil notary services related to real estate. Joost Kil, a senior associate, is focused on transactions, turnkey developments and building contracts.

Practice head(s):

Sven Billet; Marc Wintgens

Other key lawyers:

Wouter de Vries; Frenk Huisman; Taco de Lange; Joost Kil


‘The AKD team continues to deliver top quality services with unparalleled professionalism.’

‘Frenk Huisman is a true partner, responsive, consistent and extraordinarily knowledgeable on real estate matters in the Netherlands. We couldn’t have asked for a better partner over the last several years.’

‘Availability, depth of knowledge, one-stop shopping, “carrier” in order to find the right advisor/lawyer.’

‘AKD has a thorough knowledge of real estate and the real estate market, in addition to the obvious expert knowledge of construction law. Their expertise and approach is unrivalled.’

‘Practice head Marc Wintgens can deal with any high-level real estate case, is easy accessible and an excellent negotiator. Marc is also highly convincing.’

‘AKD has a multidisciplinary team with associated high-quality knowledge and experience and has good knowledge of our business and organization(s) and translates this into good and applicable advice.’

‘High-quality knowledge, expertise, experience and personal involvement.’

Key clients



Allianz Real Estate GmbH


Port of Rotterdam

Greystar Real Estate Partners



Life Europe

TB3 Investment

Epicenter Stockholm


A large number of Dutch housing companies (incl. Rochdale, Portaal, Staedion, Haag Wonen, Stichting Havensteder, Vestia Groep, Woonbedrijf, Ymere, ’thuis, WonenCentraal and Sint Trudo).



Green Real Estate

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M&G Real Estate

Kaan Architects

DW Partners


Development Company Greenport Venlo (DCGV)



Flow Real Estate


Joint Owners of the Entrada Area



Edge Technologies (former OVG Real Estate)

Work highlights

  • Advised Panattoni on multiple logistic Real Estate Projects.
  • Advises Edge Real Estate with respect to the development of Royal DSM’s New Global Head Office.
  • Advised EdgeConneX on all data center investment and developments projects in the Netherlands.

Allen & Overy LLP

Allen & Overy LLP’s projects and real estate group comprises of practitioners from across finance, public, construction and tax law. The firm has a focus on the financing aspects of real estate, particularly dealing in securitisations and derivatives, acting for both investors and lenders. The firm’s geographical footprint strengthens the capacity of the practice in cross-border projects. Experienced practitioners Leon Hoppenbrouwers, Zeeger de Jongh and Jochem Spaans, who recently re-joined the firm, co-lead the team alongside Hilde van der Baan, and Werner Runge. Senior associate, Felicitas Stern, also recently joined from Loyens & Loeff, bringing experience in real estate development and construction law.

Practice head(s):

Leon Hoppenbrouwers; Zeeger de Jongh; Jochem Spaans; Hilde van der Baan; Werner Runge

Other key lawyers:

Felicitas Stern

Key clients

RED Company B.V.

Being Development B.V.


Park 15

AB Real Estate Tiel IV S.à r.l.

Allianz – Intospace






Bewust Investeren

Bank of Ireland

Crossroads Real Estate

CTF Development International

Davidson Kempner



Europa Capital

Fattal Hotels

Fortress Investment Group

Bluevest (formerly known as Giesbers Groep)

Goodman Logistics

ING Bank

Jumbo Supermarket


Primark Netherlands

Roompot Vakanties

Time Equities

Van Lanschot

Work highlights

  • Advising RED Company on the redevelopment of the new European IBM Headquarters
  • Advising on the development of their new headquarters (72,500 sq. m.) in the Amsterdam City Centre.
  • Assisting Allianz in the refinancing of a logistics portfolio consisting of 6 logistics assets held by Intospace


The real estate team at CMS regularly draws expertise from across the firm to offer comprehensive corporate, finance, tax and funds advice related to international real estate transactions and developments. The firm’s experienced civil notaries play an integral role towards advising public and private clients in large real estate deals, including acquisitions, structuring ownership and usage rights. The team also has experience advising on diversions of properties in apartment rights, the creation of limited real rights, and foreclosures of both residential and commercial properties. The practice is headed by Arnout Scholten and Hein van der Meer, both of whom specialise in high-end property development and real estate transactions.

Practice head(s):

Hein van der Meer; Arnout Scholten

Other key lawyers:

Petra de Rooy; Jan Peter IJspeert


‘The team, led by Arnout, is very professional and available – even at short notice. The negotiation stance of Arnout is always very business-orientated, which is of great help for foreign investors that are not totally knowledgeable on the Dutch specifics. Furthermore, the team is quite broad with a lot of specialists on matters related to a transaction such as tax, lease or construction which is of great help to deal with sensitive and/or new problematics.’

‘Petra de Rooy is a great member of the team, and can lead efficiently a deal in complex situations.’

‘My experience with CMS in the Netherlands is outstanding. They are dedicated to every issue, give you full support beyond legal, never forgetting the economical aspect in a deal. They are swift in their replies and delivery, extremely well-organised as a team.’

‘The service of the team is outstanding and with a lot of experience they solve every problem for us.’

‘CMS for us is a real dealmaker and not a dealbreaker.’

‘CMS makes the difference in with Hein van der Meer. He is outstanding. Jan Peter IJspeert and Arnout Scholten are also best in class.’

‘Hein van der Meer is very deal oriented and practical. No nonsense approach to every aspect of a deal. Next to that, he is always reachable and very good in his deals (detailed knowledge).’

‘Arnout Scholten has the ability to step away from personal ego and makes the deal happen if legal issues pop-up between parties. He is solution oriented and in that way realises the best deal for his clients.’

Key clients



Savills Investment Management B.V.

Hana Alternative Asset Management (HAAM)

DIC Asset AG


Evolution RE

Borghese / COD

Swiss Life





Warburg HIH-Invest Real Estate






Work highlights

  • Advised Mirastar/KKR on the sale of a portfolio of 3 logistic warehouses, located in distri-hubs Bleiswijk, Schiphol and Roosendaal and almost entirely leased, to Prologis.
  • Advised Aviva Investors Real Estate France on the acquisition, on behalf of one of its clients, of an office building located in the centre of Amsterdam, which was being sold by LaSalle Investment Management on behalf of a separate account client.
  • Advised Dutch investor Annexum on the purchase and sale of properties as part of the client’s project to restructure its real estate portfolio.


The real estate team at Dentons has particular strength in its leasing work and related transactions, as well as having a uniquely strong real estate disputes focus. The practice, led by Dirk-Jan Gondrie, is leveraged by the in-house notary team who operate alongside lawyers in real estate matters. The firm’s wider network, one of the largest platforms internationally, also renders it a go-to for cross-border affairs. The real estate team works closely with construction to consolidate its project development capacity, while the real estate finance team, led by Marcel Janssen, is frequently called upon by major lenders. Cornélie Arnouts and Paul Wanders are experienced in dealing with misrepresentations in sales of properties.

Practice head(s):

Dirk-Jan Gondrie

Other key lawyers:

Bas van der Reep; Jeroen le Clercq


‘The real estate team is super structured, very knowledgeable and always available to assist in new matters or to brainstorm on pending topics. Their advise is practical, however, with deep legal knowledge. You immediately notice that they are very experienced both in advising and in court. The team is super coherent and if someone is unavailable, there will always be another team member already op to date on the topic and ready to jump in.’

‘Jeroen le Clercq is an amazing lawyer, he is calm and confident with great experience both in and out of court, which ensures that his advice is thorough and practical.’

‘Bas van der Reep is a great lawyer, super friendly and always happy to help. His in-house experience ensures that his advice is practical and clear, and he quickly understands what the business needs.’

‘Organised team with good lawyers and notaries.’

Key clients


Arrow Capital Partners

Blackbrook Capital



Cushman & Wakefield

Edmond de Rothschild Real Estate Investment Management




Iroko Zen



Savills Investment Management

Schroders Capital

Sonder Inc.

Unibail-Rodamco Westfield

Union Investment

Work highlights

  • Advising CTP on the acquisition of Amsterdam Logistic Cityhub for €307m to buy Amsterdam Logistic Cityhub.
  • Advising Union Investment on the acquisition of “De Puls”, a prestigious, multipurpose real estate development in the Zuidas business district in Amsterdam.
  • Assisting Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield in litigation aimed at reclaiming the losses URW suffered from Hudson Bay’s bankruptcy in the Netherlands.

DLA Piper

With access to global resources, DLA Piper advises a range of domestic and international clients including private and public companies, institutional investors and public bodies, on cross-border projects and transactions. Monique Laenen , previously the head of the firm’s real estate notary team, has departed the firm for Hemwood, leaving civil notaries, Danielle van Berkel and Axel Visschedijk, to support the real estate finance and transactional components of the practice. The real estate group is led by Leen van der Marel, focusing on real estate M&A and asset transactions, and often representing institutional investors.

Practice head(s):

Leen van der Marel

Other key lawyers:

Axel Visschedijk


‘The team can identify with the interests of the company and switch very quickly. As a result, it has quickly mastered the complexities of the market in which we operate. At times when it is crucial for us, we therefore have ‘top’ advice.’

‘Leen van ‘The team really tries to understand how the client operates and therefore how best to work efficiently and effectively together.’

‘I have worked with the construction team within the real estate practice of DLA. – very good legal and industry knowledge – efficient, quick work – pragmatic, solution-oriented.’

Key clients

Adriaan van Erk

Arrow Global

Bristol Meyers Squibb


Corum Asset Management



La Francaise (LF Netherlands Office)


RED Company

Royal Cosun

Schroders Capital


Syngenta Group

Work highlights

  • Advised RED Company with the start-up of a large scale project development at the Codrico terrain.
  • Assisted Aviva Investors with the acquisition of the FOZ building, a highly sustainable building located in the heart of Amsterdam’s business district.
  • Assisted Corum Asset Management on the acquisition and disposal of various office, laboratory and retail assets with a value upward of EUR 300m.

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Greenberg Traurig LLP is focused on transactional matters for large international clients and inbound domestic investors, leveraging its presence across multiple jurisdictions and offering fully integrated finance, litigation and project development advice. David Van Dijk leads the practice with extensive real estate experience in transactions, including real estate investment fund acquisitions. Coco van Zuiden is likewise recommended for her strength in transactional real estate. The team operates across a wealth of asset classes including residential, office and logistical portfolios. Simone Wijngaard, who was promoted to the partnership in January 2023, has advised on numerous transactions concentrating on assisting investment fund and asset management clients with their portfolio acquisitions; she was recently involved in advising MEAG on its EUR193m acquisition of the World Port Center office building in Rotterdam.

Practice head(s):

David van Dijk

Other key lawyers:

Coco van Zuiden; Marijn Bodelier; Richelle Baptiste; Thomas van der Vliet; Alexander van Hövell; Tess Lont; Simone Wijngaard; Barbara Klootwijk


‘Great overall knowledge and teamwork by Marijn Bodelier, Richelle Baptiste, Alexander van Hövell, and Thomas van der Vliet.’

‘The GT team has a perfect and diverse set of skills in the real estate practice. They work well together and are a true ‘one-stop-shop’ for our legal needs. Compared to their competition, the team is culturally diverse.’

‘The individuals at GT stand out by being extremely responsive. They are pragmatic and sharp. They are flexible and always consider the commercial context when catering for our legal needs.’

‘Marijn Bodelier has a commercial mindset, is a great negotiator, is very pragmatic and will not spend more time than needed to solve a problem. Marijn is always sharp, makes no mistakes, delegates well and is a great project manager.’

‘Alexander van Hövell is fantastic notary by always being sharp and being a great advisor next to catering for our notary needs. He is very knowledgeable and is very perseverant when defending us during negotiations. He truly impressed me when leading negotiations.’

‘Tess Lont is the best support we can wish for. She is literally 24/7 available.’

‘Team is dedicated and is deal driven. They are willing and cooperative to bring the deal to the finish line.’

‘David van Dijk is always approachable and well-informed in terms of content.’

Key clients

Tritax EuroBox

Tristan Capital Partners

W.P. Carey

Union Investment

C.V. Brightstone



CCP 5 Long-Life Luxembourg

Perial Asset Management S.A.S on behalf of the fund vehicle PFO2

ING Bank N.V.

IC Campus


EQT Exeter



Work highlights

  • Assisted Tritax EuroBox with the acquisition of a EUR144.26m prime logistics asset in Roosendaal, the Netherlands, from Logistics Capital Partners by means of a share deal.
  • Assisted Tristan Capital Partners on its EUR92m acquisition of the QO Hotel in Amsterdam’s city centre from Invesco, involving simultaneous transfers and leases between the client, seller and new tenant, after the previous tenant went bankrupt.
  • Assisted W.P. Carey in the EUR84m portfolio acquisition of 14 car dealerships in The Netherlands by means of a sale-and-leaseback.


With Boris Cammelbeeck, recently appointed as partner, and Maarten de Bruin at the helm, Stibbe’s Benelux-facing real estate group is well-placed to handle real estate transactions and property developments in the region. Key clients of the firm include real estate companies, domestic and foreign developers, financial institutions and institutional investors. David Orobio de Castro has returned to his full-time partner role following his position as managing partner. Combining firm wide expertise in tax, finance, planning and zoning, corporate and notarial services, the group is able to deliver full-service advice on real estate-related matters.

Other key lawyers:

David Orobio de Castro; Johan Vrolijk


‘What is unique about this practice is that they always think one step ahead legally. As a client, you experience good legal guidance. In terms of content, this team is strong and is able to interpret and explain the relationship between different areas of law.’

‘The experience of good legal assistance with empathy for the person and the case. The difference with their competitors is their good legal knowledge and in their service: experience/customer experience through guidance. I have excellent experience with Maarten de Bruin and Johan Vrolijk.’

‘Stibbe has an excellent breadth of expertise – from real estate to planning, construction and tax they provide a solid, comprehensive service. Availability and turn around times are always good and their advice is reliable. They work hard to learn from their client’s experiences and to continually improve. An annual call with the firm inviting feedback on their performance is sensible and appreciated – few other firms do this.’

‘David Orobio de Castro in the real estate team and is an exemplary lawyer. He is supported by Boris Cammelbeeck who currently manages many of our matters – he is commercial and responsive.’

Work highlights

  • Advised the Blackstone Group, a leading global investment business investing capital on behalf of pension funds, large institutions and individuals, on its equity investment together with Landmark in a portfolio of HighBrook Investors with a value of approximately EUR 180m.
  • Assisted the Municipality of The Hague, Housing Association Staedion and Heijmans on a major inner city restructuring in the Dreven, Gaarden and Zichten areas of The Hague, consisting of the renovation of 2,000 social housing units, the construction of 3,500 new houses and the realisation of commercial real estate and public areas.
  • Advised Mitiska REIM on the expansion in the Netherlands on the acquisition of a large retail center in the Netherlands (Makado Beek) from Syntrus Achmea and the acquisition of retail park Woonboulevard Arnhem from Highbrook Investors.

Van Doorne

Bringing together transactional, notarial, tenancy and real estate related tax advice, Van Doorne offers clients cross-practice expertise. Jan van der Grinten, Jeanette Ozinga and senior associate, Jutta Wijmans recently joined the firm, strengthening its administrative and public law capacity. Focusing on logistics, residential, office, distressed real estate and hospitals, the practice is led by Annerie Ploumen, Ariën van Heesen, Mark Moolhuizen, Rob de Win and Steffen Alleman. Senior associate Jordie Bakker is a key member of the group, covering construction law and project development alongside real estate transactions.


‘Very well organised and coordinated legal and tax advisory.’

‘Lead advisory manager is outstanding. Very well-structured and entrepreneurial.’

Key clients



Clarion Partners

Edmond De Rothschild

M7 Real Estate

Melcombe Partners

Patrizia AG

Tristan Capital

Albert Schweitzer Ziekenhuis

W.P. Carey

JPI Hospitality Investors Club

Xior Student Housing

Care Property Invest

Europa Capital

Stichting Tergooi


Frasers Property Industrial

TPG Real Estate, LLP

abrdn (formerly named: Aberdeen Standard Life)

SADC – Schiphol Area Development Company

DCD – Dutch City Development


Maarsen Groep


Aareal Bank AG

Hyde Park


Stebru / Altera


Blue Bell

M.J. de Nijs

Valerius (De Jong Groep)


Work highlights

  • Advised DEEN on an agreement with Albert Heijn, Vomar Voordeelmarkt and DekaMarkt, relating to the proposed sale of all 80 store branches of DEEN Supermarkten to these three parties.
  • Advised Albert Schweitzer Ziekenhuis on the sale and partial leaseback of four office and hospital buildings.
  • Advising AM on an array of property law aspects with regard to the Bajeskwartier redevelopment project in Amsterdam, including advising on the property law structuring of the project and the related park management arrangements and entities.

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance advises on a variety of real estate assets, including logistics premises, residential developments, offices, hotels and data centers. Clients include real estate investment companies, development companies, banks and private equity firms. The practice is led by Liesbeth Buiter, described as offering ‘high quality of legal advice’, focusing on real estate transactions and developments, as well as renewable energy projects and infrastructure. Titus de Vries, managing partner, has extensive experience in financing transactions, acting for both borrowers and lenders.

Practice head(s):

Liesbeth Buiter

Other key lawyers:

Titus de Vries; Mark Jan Arends; Michiel Sunderman


‘Liesbeth Buiter – very responsive and client focused. With a high quality of legal advice and always finding very pragmatic solutions together with the client.’

Key clients

NorthWest Healthcare Properties (NWI)

UBS Asset Management Real Estate and Private Markets


Orange Capital Partners


URBZ Capital

Ivanhoé Cambridge


Allianz RE




Partners Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Prologis on the acquisition of three commercial real estate properties from Mirastar/KKR by way of a share deal (with membership rights in a cooperation instead of shares), located in Schiphol, Bleiswijk and Roosendaal.
  • Assisted an institutional investor on the turnkey development of the DHL logistics center in Weert.
  • Advised OCP on the acquisition of the ‘One’ portfolio from the Dutch developer Wonam, which comprises 800 residential units spread over five large blocks located in Amsterdam and Utrecht.


With strength in construction, development, transactional, tenancy and corporate real estate law, Lexence fields practitioners specialised in both contentious and non-contentious real estate matters. Practice head Bas Martens focuses on development and construction disputes, while Tomas Steenmetser specialises in leasing law related to commercial premises. Michiel de Wit advises and litigates on the sale and purchase of commercial real estate.

Practice head(s):

Bas Martens

Other key lawyers:

Tomas Steenmetser; Michiel de Wit; Jan-Willem Raadgever; Vincent Boumans; Hanna van Rijn; Arief van Rhee; Esther Vochteloo


‘I sense that there is good co-operation amongst the lawyers of the firm and that they provide competent and fast advice.’

‘Jan-Willem Raadgever gave excellent advice and service. He works efficiently, always answers promptly, is flexible and hard-working and knows his subject. Also, he was a good support in negotiations and stood firm.’

‘No-nonsense approach, partners with hands-on mentality, level of expertise meets our expectations.’

‘Vincent Boumans is a good lawyer and negotiator as well. Tomas Steenmetser has a direct approach and is an expert as well as an excellent advisor in the field of commercial leases.’

‘Jan-Willem Raadgever has very thorough know-how of all aspects of real estate legislation, and verdicts are readily available, seeking solutions, calm, never raises his voice and a super skilled negotiator remembering all the small details.’

‘Vincent Boumans and his team are highly professional and dedicated and belong in the top tier of Dutch real estate teams. Also worth mentioning, the proactive attitude to find the most suitable solution for each case, and the in-depth knowledge of commercial lease agreements.’

‘Vincent Boumans is a top professional and excels in being an additional set of brains for the client. He has the gift to translate complex legal material into a pragmatic solution that works for the client and the case. Besides, he is just a very likeable person. Hanna van Rijn is one of his young talented team members, who definitely deserves recognition.

Key clients

Marathon Asset Management

Rubens Capital Partners

Volker Wessels



Kroonenberg Groep



BPD Ontwikkeling



Schiphol Airport

Frasers Property

Hannover Leasing

Forma Fund

Orange Capital Partners


Work highlights

  • Assisting Rizzani de Eccher with the construction of the Y-Towers in Amsterdam, including advising the client on all legal matters related to the construction, such as zoning, tax, and leasing.
  • Advising Rizzani de Eccher/Besix with all legal issues related to the construction of the Post Tower in Rotterdam, consisting of a 155-meter high-rise building with hotel accommodations, retail spaces, 305 residential apartments, and a parking garage.


Benelux firm, NautaDutilh, offers a broad real estate practice, advising on matters including sale and lease-back purchases, M&A transactions, tenancy law and area development. Practice head, Kees Koetsier, previously based in New York, is specialised in real estate investment and fund work, as well as assisting on lease, construction and financing matters. Ramon Pop, an associate, specialises in civil law related aspects of real estate in the context of both transactions and legal proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Kees Koetsier

Other key lawyers:

Ramon Pop


‘In-depth knowledge, working all hours of the day, are easily accessible for meeting.’

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





Global Holdings Management Group

Goldman Sachs

Great Grey Investments




ING Real Estate


Jane Street

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

  • Act as legal counsel to Stichting Pensioenfonds van de Metalektro, a large pension fund in the Netherlands, in the purchase and development of a plot of land in the heart of Zaandam with the intention of constructing a residential building with underground parking facilities in cooperation with KPO Planontwikkeling and Bot Bouwgroep.
  • Advises Neste Ojy with respect to the all legal aspects of the project, including drafting and negotiation the Engineering, Procurement & Construction Management agreement concluded with Technip Italy, the EPCM contractor, as well as the template construction contract to be entered into with construction contractors, negotiations with construction contractors and any other legal support requested by Neste.
  • Assisted Batavia Biosciences in the negotiations and execution of a development agreement as well as a lease agreement regarding the core and shell and the fit-out of a GMP manufacturing facility and office building at the Bio Science Park in Leiden.

Simmons & Simmons

With a sector focus in financial institutions, investment funds, technology and healthcare, the real estate practice at Simmons & Simmons is experienced in leasing, transactions and planning and administrative matters. Often collaborating across multijurisdictional offices within the firm, Luc Cohen, co-heads of the team alongside Rob Hendriks, and focuses on lease, construction and project development. Hendricks specialises in project and M&A transactions, while Siemkje Batenburg has expertise in all facets of commercial real estate acting for investors, developers, and banks.

Practice head(s):

Luc Cohen; Rob Hendriks

Other key lawyers:

Siemkje Batenburg


‘The S&S team are genuinely second to none: professional, approachable, knowledgeable and experienced in working with international clients and inventors.’

‘They know the sector and understand how things work commercially in practice. Their advice is balanced, commercial and focused on outcomes.’

‘A pleasure to work with, I would highly recommend them and look forward to working with them again on future transactions.’

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

  • Assisted and advised DRC (as mezzanine lender) on the EUR 115m mezzanine facility agreement for the purposes of the financing of the cost of the acquisition of the ABN AMRO Headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • 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.
  • Assisted Wasco in concluding a new lease agreement of 37,000 square meters in Deventer.

Straatman Koster Advocaten

Straatman Koster Advocaten’s Rotterdam-based team is well regarded for its large and complex environmental and planning capabilities. The team is experienced in large-scale developments, with a focus on green fields, acquisitions, portfolio leasing and disposal, and often acts on residential, retail, leisure, and renewable energy assets. The team serves a broad client base, including corporate property developers, financial institutions and joint ventures between private parties and public authorities. The group is led by Thijs Straatman and Wilfried Koster.

Practice head(s):

Thijs Straatman; Wilfried Koster

Other key lawyers:

Joost Hoekstra; Paul Heijnsbroek


‘Straatman Koster has an ‘no-nonsense-attitude’, all highly skilled, fine people to work with and the billing is reasonable.’

‘Wilfried Koster, Thijs Straatman, Joost Hoekstra and Paul Heijnsbroek are all solid lawyers.’

Key clients


Koninklijke Volker Wessels Stevin

Dura Vermeer

Schiphol Area Development Company (SADC)

VORM Ontwikkeling B.V.


Municipality of Rotterdam

Leiden University

Municipality of The Hague

Municipality of Leiden

Municipality of Gouda

Province of Zuid-Holland

Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs (RVO)


Ballast Nedam Development

Municipality of De Bilt


Green Park Aalsmeer Gebiedsontwikkeling

Ontwikkelings Maatschappij Lelystad Airport

Municipality of Almere

JCDecaux Nederland B.V.

ProDelta Real Estate Development B.V.

N.V. Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij Utrecht (OMU)


Moervast Development

KIKX Development

Municipality of Amstelveen


Urbicoon Belgium

RED Company B.V.


Province of Utrecht

Work highlights

  • Drafting contracts regarding the Feyenoord City project which includes the construction of a new football stadium for the club as well as social housing, offices and leisure facilities.
  • Advising Schiphol Area Development Company and drafting the sale and ancillary agreements for the innovative Schiphol Trade Park business park for logistics functions.
  • Representing the city of Leiden including drafting several land sale and cooperation agreements in relation to the large inner city project, Leiden Central Station Area Project. including housing, offices and a cinema.

act Fort Advocaten

act Fort Advocaten specialises in real estate and corporate law, with a strong contentious offering acting in disputes. The practice focuses on the retail, hotel and leisure sectors and acts for a range of clients including investors, developers, real estate funds, and businesses. Practice heads are Pieter Twaalfhoven, Katinka Verdurmen, Dirk van den Berg and Jodit de Bruin.

Practice head(s):

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

Other key lawyers:

Ruud Vermeer; Mirre Vermeer


‘A pragmatic way of communicating, good empathy and realistic to the client.’

‘Realistic towards the client. Nice and clear communication.’

‘Good combination of legal expertise and commercial insight, which makes the legal process more efficient and less time consuming. Legal fees are reasonable and justified.’

‘Mirre Vermeer is diligent, engaged and accurate and has a great sense of commercial implications. She is persuasive, has a great sense of fairness and can be tough when needed.’

‘Highly motivated and dedicated team that is definitely willing to walk the extra mile!’

‘Jodit de Bruin in particular understands the issues fast and has very good in depth knowledge of the legal situation. She and her team deliver good quality products in time.’

Key clients

Amrâth Hotels & Restaurants B.V.

Nedstede Holding B.V.

Mirage Retail Group B.V. (Blokker, Intertoys, MINISO, BCC)

Metroprop B.V.

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

EQT Exeter Proptery Group B.V.

Corendon Hotels & Resorts B.V.

Wisdom Holding Netherlands B.V

Action Nederland B.V.

Søstrene Grene

De Vijf Heeren B.V.

ARC Real Estate Partners B.V.

Equity Estate Group

PB Capital B.V.

Propertize B.V.

Spring Real Estate B.V.

Nespresso Nederland B.V.

SynVest Dutch Real Estate B.V.

Libra International

Yves Rocher Nederland B.V.

Work highlights

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


With specific expertise in renewable energy, BarentsKrans advises on the full spectrum of real estate matters including project development, transactions, financing, and zoning. The firm is also well-equipped to handle litigious real estate disputes and has experience in both private and administrative elements of real estate. Nicole Soliana and Jeffrey Koenecke lead the practice, with a focus on project development and commercial real estate transactions, respectively.

Practice head(s):

Nicole Soliana; Jeffrey Koenecke

Other key lawyers:

Joost Huijgen


‘Professional team. Good reputation. It is great to have them as advisers in a transaction.’

‘Experts in their work field with a practical mindset. Due to high level of knowledge and experience respected by counter party it is great to have them on our side.’

‘Close cooperation between the people working on your case.’

‘Jeffrey Koenecke and Joost Huijgen are easy going, nice to work with, good knowledge about the real estate law and excellent knowledge of the property topics at any given moment. Joost is a fine negotiator and keeps the important subjects for you in mind.’

‘Excellent knowledge and flexible.’

‘It’s a compact team and every member of the team gives you the same professional input. It’s a team where a customer will be happy. They are honest when things are not possible.’

‘BarentsKrans provides great support on real estate, with integrated teams. It is comforting to have a person that makes sure all relevant bases are covered.’

‘Nicole Soliana is an adviser that you can rely on, both with respect to the contents of the matter, as well as with things such as communication, timing and transparency. Furthermore, she is an all-round expert on real estate developments.’

Key clients

Amvest LCF Custodian B.V.

ASR Dutch Mobility Office Custodian B.V.

GARBE Institutional Capital Netherlands


Kavel Vastgoed

Kickersvoet B.V.

Synchroon B.V.

Vereniging INretail

Work highlights

  • Advised ASR Dutch Mobility Office Fund with regard to the sale of the Eempolis office building, located in Amersfoort, to Equity Estate.
  • Advised and negotiated on behalf of a subsidiary of real estate developer, Dudok Real Estate, with regard to the development and realisation of housing development project ‘Diepeveen’, consisting of 187 residential units (including the purchase of the required parcel of land).
  • Advised GARBE Institutional Capital Netherlands, acting on behalf of one of its funds under management, regarding a share deal comprising of five light industrial properties in the Netherlands to EQT Exeter.


Specialising in project redevelopment, financing, purchase and lease of real estate projects, Buren is best known for its expertise in foreclosure auctions. The firm, led by Gerbrand Schrickx, Kirsten Prick and Jonathan Gal, acts for investors, financial institutions, developers and end-users. Schrickx and Prick, civil-law notaries, are experienced in commercial real estate transactions, while Gal focuses on development and leasing of office, retail and industrial assets.

Practice head(s):

Gerbrand Schrickx; Kirsten Prick; Jonathan Gal

Key clients

Bridges Real Estate

Fresch Real Estate


Vesteda Investment Management

Borghese Real Estate B.V.


Waaijer Projectontwikkeling B.V.

Cabot Partners

Cornerstone Vastgoed B.V.


Giga Storage

Work highlights

  • Acted as lead counsel in the acquisition, development and financing of several Dutch properties (office spaces, residential and industrial spaces and plots) located in the Netherlands with the intention to redevelop and sell.
  • Seconded a real estate lawyer to Bouwinvest to handle lease and development related matters.
  • Advised as local counsel for Cabot Properties in the recapitalisation to Blackstone of a real estate core fund with real estate in the Netherlands.

Eversheds Sutherland (Netherlands) B.V.

Led by Natascha Geraedts and Max van Drunen, Eversheds Sutherland (Netherlands) B.V.‘s real estate practice is equipped to advise on investment, portfolio management, fund structuring, leasing agreements and acquisition/disposal transactions. The firm has specific expertise in data centre logistics projects and has bolstered its capacity for transactional work in the energy, infrastructure and retail real estate sectors of late.

Practice head(s):

Natascha Geraedts; Max van Drunen


‘Very friendly team, helpful and with the intention to help the client come to a good solution for their problems.’

‘The team is pragmatic, with a no-nonsense attitude, always friendly and client-oriented.’

Key clients


Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM)


Starz Real Estate

Bob W

Work highlights

    NewGround Law B.V.

    NewGround Law B.V. is an independent boutique real estate firm, based in Amsterdam, focusing on commercial transactions and offering clients a strong real estate disputes practice. Charles van Rijckevorsel is at the helm of its real estate litigation work, meanwhile Cynthia de Witt Wijnen-Guman spearheads the firm’s transactional capacity, advising investors, developers and real estate asset managers. Anne-Marie Klijn specialises in administrative, environmental and planning law, with André Gaastra also focusing specifically on environmental law. Erwin Noordover has gained in-depth experience in clean technology and sustainable energy. All 4 partners co-lead the practice.

    Practice head(s):

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

    Other key lawyers:

    Ceyda Alkan; Renée Fennis


    ‘The dedication and attention to detail the team provides is excellent. There is always a good depth of seniority to the team with a senior partner down to junior associates equally giving their full attention to deals. The diversity is also a standout feature of NewGround Law with a mostly female team, this is rare in the male dominated real estate industry.’

    ‘We are always able to contact the senior partner on the deal who is able to draw on their deep legal knowledge of the industry and provide reliable advice. We have worked closely with Cynthia de Witt Wijnen on a number of deals now and would highly recommend her for her professionalism, expertise and knowledge. Ceyda Alkan is also a very professional and knowledgeable associate.’

    ‘Cynthia and her team are great professionals but also very nice people to work with. All their work is always carried out thoroughly and in a very client-focused manner with a real understanding of the client’s needs and potential no-goes.’

    ‘The team dedicated to a deal is always very proactive, reactive and available which helps a lot on transactions with tight schedules.’

    ‘Cynthia’s conduct of negotiations is very business orientated with a real focus on the issues that are of importance for a real estate investor. Furthermore, as a foreign investor, Cynthia knows how to manage and explain Dutch specifics that could appear, at first glance, as problematic.’

    ‘Joanna Bebenek and Renée Fennis are both very good professionals that assist in a lot of our negotiations and are of great help in particular in complex situations.’

    ‘The team is very inclusive, diverse and multifunctional, has all the knowledge, skills, craftsmanship and competences to answer every real estate question, or to complete every procedure satisfactorily.’

    ‘The way they deal with customers, the relationship of trust that you can build with the management and employees. Someone like Cynthia de Witt-Wijnen who always sees the big picture of real estate transactions, or Charles van Rijckevorsel who fights like a lion to win judicial procedures for you.’

    Key clients

    AEW Europe

    Fleura Onroerend Goed B.V.

    Patrizia AG

    MS Vastgoed B.V.

    Liste AG


    Distri Development 3.0 B.V.

    Swiss Life

    Aviva Real Estate Investors

    Deka Immobilien Investment GmbH

    BNP Paribas Real Estate Investments

    WestInvest Gesellschaft für Investmentfonds mbH

    HANSAINVEST Real Assets GmbH

    Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate GmbH

    LRC Group

    Aroundtown SA

    Breevast B.V.


    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.

    Savills IM

    Work highlights

    • Advised Aviva Investors Real Estate France on the sale and lease back acquisition of distribution centre WASCO located within the business park Ecofactorij, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands.
    • Advised Swiss Life Asset Managers Deutschland GmbH on the acquisition of Keizersgracht 124-126 located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
    • Advised Deka Immobilien Investment GmbH on the sale of the office building Olympia 2 located in Hilversum.

    Osborne Clarke

    Acting for a range of developers and investors, Osborne Clarke fields a comprehensive real estate practice focused on commercial, residential and office redevelopments, purchasing, sale and leasing agreements, with particular experience in data centres, hotels and logistical and industrial units. The practice is led by Bas Beenen. Berend Zwart has commercial real estate expertise, acting for both domestic and international clients. Kim Hoefman, senior associate, has specific experience in tenancy law.

    Practice head(s):

    Bas Beenen

    Other key lawyers:

    Berend Zwart; Charlie Van de Star; Kim Hoefman


    ‘Approachable team and easy to deal with. Particular lawyers to note are Berend Zwart; Charlie Van de Star and Kim Hoefman.’

    ‘The team is crucial, each team member has their own qualification. They are always solution-oriented in their respective fields. It is simply fun to work with them, they are colleagues rather than consultants.’

    ‘Berend Zwart displays exceptional client relationship skills with pragmatic advice always. Charlie Van de Star and Kim Hoefman are always accessible and will go the extra mile.’

    ‘Very professional team, excellent legal support on real estate transactions.’

    ‘Experienced team, hands on, skilled and practical. Able to finalise complex documentation with only a few negotiation rounds’

    ‘People are experienced, hands on and skilled. Cooperate well with other parties to get fair, clear and balanced documentation.’

    ‘We value Berend Zwart in particular as our go-to lawyer. He is quick to respond, very hands-on and takes a no-nonsense approach in his advisory.’

    ‘The team at Osborne Clarke Amsterdam knows how to convey to the client that they are solution-oriented and forward-looking. This is how a mandate becomes cooperation, the teams create synergies.’

    Key clients


    Aegon Levensverzekeringen

    Angelo Gordon / APF International

    Boelens de Gruyter

    Borealis Hotel Group

    Catella Real Estate Group


    Schroders (formerly: Cairn Real Estate)


    Westmont Hospitality Group

    Wildstone Capital

    Zinc Real Estate

    Work highlights

    • Advised Amvest on the development of thousands of residential units in the Kop Grasweg, Overhoeks, Aambeeldstraat and Shipdock areas of Amsterdam, and the development of Koningin Julianaplein in The Hague, a square next to The Hague’s railway station.
    • Assisted Catella with the €73m acquisition of a sustainable residential property in Nieuwegein, the Netherlands, for the “Sarasin Sustainable Properties – European Cities” fund; the site consists of two residential towers totalling 240 apartments.
    • Acted for Amvest/Aegon Levensverzekeringen on the acquisition of multiple projects, including 53 residential units being developed in Kondor Wessels’ Lloyd Yard project in Rotterdam, as well as 290 residential units in Snippe’s development at Holland Park in Diemen.

    Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV

    Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV.’s real estate practice is home to Aemile van Rappard, Alain de Jonge and Maryse Mesu-Abbekerk, offering transactional, advisory and litigation services within the public sector. The firm supports clients in development, structured property sales, leasing and tenancy law, as well as focusing on sustainability.

    Practice head(s):

    Aemile van Rappard

    Other key lawyers:

    Alain de Jonge; Maryse Mesu-Abbekerk

    Key clients

    MS Vastgoed B.V.

    Van der Vorm Vastgoed B.V.

    Fresh Real Estate B.V.

    ExxonMobil/ Esso Nederland B.V.

    Philips Pension Fund

    State of the Netherlands (all Ministries)

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

    Cities of Rotterdam, Tilburg


    Canopy Investments B.V.


    ABC Capital

    The Central Government Real Estate Agency


    Sistra B.V.

    Domus Magnus

    Stichting Zorggroep Florence

    Work highlights

    • Assisting Galapagos with the sale and development of Galapagos Dutch Headquarters in Leiden.
    • Conducting negotiations and advising the State in the negotiations on the SPA between the State and BPD Ontwikkeling regarding the realization of 800 housing units at the former Valkenburg airfield.
    • Advised Coöperatie Mariahoeve U.A. on the restructuring of ownership rights in preparation for the planned redevelopment of the Mariahoeve shopping centre and the construction of new residential towers.

    Six Advocaten

    Six Advocaten is a boutique firm focusing on real estate, construction, procurement and regulatory law. The firm has a contentious offering alongside its transactional capacity, assisting clients with projects concerning sales and acquisition, tenacy law and regulatory aspects of housing, hotels, offices, logistics centres and retail assets. The practice is led by Femke Borst, specialist in landlord and tenancy law. Jeroen Kist focuses on asset and property management and transactional real estate.

    Practice head(s):

    Femke Borst

    Other key lawyers:

    Wing yen Wong; Dorsa Mohamadi


    ‘I am very happy with the work SIX advocaten has been delivering. They are all very good. Their way of working shows that they have the experience and knowledge to help get the results you expect from them. The whole team is very approachable and their price quality ratio is excellent.’

    ‘My main contact at SIX advocaten is Femke Borst regarding tenancy law issues. We have a long term working relationship. She has always been a good helper. Every time I have a legal issue regarding tenancy law I know who to call.’

    ‘Six is a down-to-earth practice with very capable lawyers that are easy to reach out to. We are very happy with the masterclasses they organise for our company on their own initiative. We have a dedicated team that we work with which is very much appreciated.’

    ‘We are happy with the deep understanding and knowledge of the lawyers of the social housing market in the Netherlands. This accounts specifically for Wing-Yen. Femke has wider knowledge on different terrains and is very capable in drawing a legal framework and she makes sure that her team acts upon that. Dorsa is very strong in the public domain, specifically on permits.’

    ‘Big firm quality for boutique fees. Understand what sophisticated clients are looking for, delivering to-the-point advice on time.’

    ‘The team at SIX is very dedicated. They are ambitious and driven specialists with in-depth knowledge and expertise in their field.’

    ‘Very approachable, very hands-on, very on-topic.’

    ‘Femke Borst has a great critical eye for details, is very competitive and very approachable. Wing yen Wong has excellent file knowledge.’

    Key clients

    De Lelie Vastgoed

    CBRE Global Investors

    Amvest Development RE

    NorthWest Healthcare Properties REIT

    Paribus Immobilien Assetmanagement GmbH

    Work highlights

    • Acted as legal counsel to advise and litigate on behalf of CBRE Global Investors on all matters relating to lease, construction and development, zoning, and other regulatory matters.
    • Advising Amvest on a redevelopment project in Tilburg (first phase), which involves the demolition of a building block and the realisation of a new housing block with care facilities and redesign of the square together with the municipality and a housing corporation.
    • Assisted Alpha Packaging in the negotiations and drafting of the A –B and B – C sale and purchase of an industrial property in the south of the Netherlands.

    Baker McKenzie

    Baker McKenzie ‘s real estate offering operates with a corporate backdrop. Led by Paul Goedvolk, the practice combines its M&A, finance and tax experience to provide clients with a spectrum of real estate-related advice.

    Practice head(s):

    Paul Goedvolk


    ‘Baker McKenzie has an excellent 24/7 service, and has a lot of relevant real estate knowledge. Very efficient and convincing, both in writing and in meetings.’

    ‘The team as a whole operates in a very efficient way, always putting the interest of the client in first place. All members of the team are dedicated and highly skilled.’

    ‘Knowledge, experience, dedication are applicable for all team members. Paul Goedvolk has been taking a leading role over the past 10 years towards client commitment.’

    Key clients

    Bank Hapoalim

    Commerz Real

    Kosmos Development

    TW Residential

    Woon-Winkel Fonds


    Work highlights

    • Assisted Woon-Winkel Fonds with the refinancing of their entire real estate portfolio, consisting of retail and residential units located in various locations in the Netherlands.
    • Advised Bank Hapoalim on the financing of the acquisition of the BKS parking portfolio by Crossroads Real Estate, Holland Immo Group and Apcoa Parking.
    • Advised Bank Hapoalim on the release of several HEMA locations respectively in Helmond, Alphen aan den Rijn and Hengelo, in the context of two share deals and one asset deal respectively.

    Boels Zanders Advocaten

    Boels Zanders Advocaten is well-regarded for its specific sector focus across residential, retail, leisure, education, healthcare, domestic housing and energy-related real estate assets. The team, which fields names in Venlo and Eindhoven, is home to both domestic and German-qualified lawyers and counts tenancy and construction matters among its core strengths.

    Practice head(s):

    Louis Einig; Harm Heynen

    Other key lawyers:

    Ward van Loo


    ‘Worked on a very large litigation case regarding the interface between real estate, construction law and restructuring. The interaction between the teams worked extremely well.’

    ‘Ward van Loo is very strong in terms of procedural tactics and very deep in terms of the content of the complex facts of the case. He mediates in the consortial and difficult corporate and legal situations very calmly, composedly and recognised by all sides. Great to work with.’

    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

    Stichting Woonpartners

    Work highlights


      Best known for its work in large-scale inner-city developments, Hemwood’s boutique real estate team combines expertise across administrative and regulatory law relating to zoning, planning, EU and environmental matters to offer comprehensive blue-chip advice, as well as strong litigation and arbitration capabilities. The practice is led by Gijs Heutink and Sonja van der Kamp.

      Practice head(s):

      Gijs Heutink; Sonja van der Kamp

      Other key lawyers:

      Niels van Tamelen; Sjors Zuethoff; Hans Koolen


      ‘Niels van Tamelen is very good at simplifying complex situations and suggesting solutions to solve issues immediately.’

      A boutique practice with a lot of knowledge.’

      ‘Niels van Tamelen is very committed, has in-depth knowledge, is flexible, communicative, and decisive. In short, an excellent lawyer.’

      ‘In-depth knowledge of administrative and environmental law.’

      ‘Hans Koolen is very experienced. Sonja van der Kamp is an expert in tenancy law.’

      ‘Easily accessible, and experts in real estate.’

      ‘The Hemwood team has extensive experience and is committed to providing their clients with an excellent service and a cost-effective fee structure.’

      ‘Sonja van der Kamp and Sjors Zuethoff are dedicated, easily approachable and accessible, and take a practical no nonsense approach.’

      Key clients


      America Today

      AM Real Estate Developments


      Amway Corporation


      APF International



      Amrath Hotels & Restaurants

      Bakels & Ouwerkerk Bouwgroep BOB


      Being Development


      Bloemenheuvel B.V.



      Bun Groep

      Bridges Real Estate



      Caransa Groep B.V.





      Coronel Beheermaatschappij

      Cushman and Wakefield

      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


      RJB Group of Companies

      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)


      Urban Industrial

      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

      • Advised on the integrated redevelopment of Klein Plaspoelpolder area in Leidschendam (the Hague area), including the development of apartment buildings and office space.
      • Represented Coltavast in several procedures to claim performance.
      • Assisting Montea in the acquisition of property, lease negotiations, development and contracting (mostly Triple Net).

      Kennedy Van der Laan

      The team at Kennedy Van der Laan covers the life cycle of real estate, including zoning and planning, development and construction, as well as property investment and management, with an increasing focus on circular building and sustainability matters. The team is led by Richard-Jan Roks. Nico Jacobs left the firm in April 2023 to become a prosecutor.

      Practice head(s):

      Richard-Jan Roks

      Other key lawyers:

      Eline Goemans


      ‘Exceptionally pleasant cooperation with Kennedy Van der Laan. They have continuously assisted us in an acquisition in which hundreds of leases and building agreements had to be replaced. Speed, punctuality and the search for creative solutions immediately come to mind when I think of Kennedy Van der Laan.’

      ‘The personal approach and solution-oriented approach lead to a solution without litigation and going to court.’

      ‘Wide range of experts in real estate related business available.’

      ‘Eline Goemans is very client orientated; very responsive and great availability; excellent collaboration.’

      Key clients

      Port of Amsterdam

      Schiphol Airport

      AEW Europe

      Raiffeisen Bank



      AviaRent Invest

      Primonial REIM

      Amerborgh International


      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

      Leonardo Hotels

      Hard Rock International


      De Key

      De Alliantie

      Eigen Haard

      Omnia Wonen



      Vodafone Ziggo

      Nike Europe


      J.P. van Eesteren

      Volker Wessels





      Geldmaat B.V.

      UPS Europe B.V. (transport)

      Atlas Edge (digital infrastructure)

      Work highlights

      • Assisting HR Group with the development and lease of a brand new hotel in Rotterdam as well as the franchise agreement with Accor.
      • Assisting Marriott with the take over and franchise of 5 former Corendon hotels.
      • Assisting Nike Europe on the massive re-development 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.

      Norton Rose Fulbright

      With a focus on construction and development, Norton Rose Fulbright is active on transactional real estate matters including acquisitions and tendering processes, regularly acting for companies and financial institutions. The multidisciplinary practice is led by Daphne Broerse.

      Practice head(s):

      Daphne Broerse

      Key clients

      Hotel Exploitatiemaatschappij Keizersgracht 384 B.V (Dylan Hotel)

      InterContinental Hotels Group B.V.

      Macquarie Capital

      Dijkhuis Vastgoed Management B.V.

      Hamburg Commercial Bank


      Emerald Kalama Chemicals B.V.

      Sandvik Santrade Ltd

      Bank Leumi


      ING Bank NV

      BNP Paribas

      Bancroft Capital

      Work highlights

      • Advised Hamburg Commercial Bank AG on the real estate financing of a 8,800 m2 office building located in Schiedam, the Netherlands.
      • Advising InterContinental Hotel Groups B.V. on a regular and ongoing basis on different property related issues.
      • Advised CBOE on the lease for their new headquarters in Amsterdam, including negotiations on the initial letter of intent with the landlord, the lease agreement itself, sublease agreements as well contracts related to the design and fitting-out works of the property.

      Russell Advocaten B.V.

      An independent firm, Russell Advocaten B.V. advises on a range of matters related to real estate including purchase and leasing premises, and permits and zoning planning, and has a distinct speciality advising embassies and ambassador residencies. The practice is led by managing partner, Reinier W.L. Russell.

      Practice head(s):

      Reinier W.L. Russell

      Taylor Wessing

      Leveraging the firm’s international network, Taylor Wessing offers advice to clients on cross-border projects and has experience with real estate transactions including acquisitions, financings and sale and lease backs, drafting SPAs and executing deeds of transfer. The practice is led by Huub Stroom and Hendrick Jan Schimmel.

      Practice head(s):

      Huub Stroom; Hendrik Jan Schimmel

      Other key lawyers:

      Remco Schoe


      ‘A competent team with a broad range of experience.’

      ‘Client driven people with a cooperative mindset.’

      ‘For me, the key attributes of the practice are the know-how of the people working at Taylor Wessing and their proactive attitude towards client demands.’

      Key clients




      Signal Capital

      Garbe Institutional Capital


      Chint Solar Netherlands

      Lidl Nederland



      Amundi Real Estate



      FRV (Foolen & Reijs Vastgoed)

      Janssen de Jong


      Holland Immo Group

      Bakkers|Hommen Waerdevast




      G&S Vastgoed

      Victory Group

      Work highlights

      • Advising Holland IMMO Group, APCOA and Crossroads on the purchase of several parking garages in The Hague.
      • Advising Victory Group on the purchase and all legal aspects regarding the acquisition and financing of the ABN AMRO headquarters on the Zuidas in Amsterdam at a purchase price of EUR 765m).
      • Advised Amundi Immobilier on the acquisition of the Max & Moore building in Amsterdam, structured as a forward funding turnkey transaction, with handover of the building in May 2022.

      Van der Feltz Advocaten

      Van der Feltz Advocaten is a boutique Dutch firm based in The Hague, with a focus on construction and real estate, public, and energy sectors. The real estate team is experienced in sale and leaseback transactions, as well as triple net agreements, and is led by Marc Houweling.

      Practice head(s):

      Marc Houweling

      Other key lawyers:

      Willem van der Werf; Willem Bosma; Simon Olierook


      ‘The team has excellent knowledge and is very responsive.’

      ‘Simon Olierook and Willem Bosma are very quick in understanding the issues; our interests, and providing clear legal advice or strategic guidelines to come to solutions.’

      Key clients

      Municipality of Zoetermeer

      Municipality of Delft

      Municipality of Dordrecht

      Municipality of Midden-Delfland

      Municipality of Wassenaar, Bunnik

      Municipality of De Bilt

      Municipality of Rijswijk

      Municipality of Soest

      Municipality of Voorschoten

      Koninklijke BAM group

      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.


      Municipality of Pijnacker-Nootdorp

      Municipality of Altena

      Municipality of Barendrecht

      Municipality of Brielle

      Municipality of Enkhuizen

      Municipality of Gooise Meren

      Municipality of Medemblik

      Municipality of Molenlanden

      Municipality of Weststellingwerf

      Work highlights

      • Advising Shurgard Nederland B.V. with regard to the expropriation of real estate in relation to the project Feyenoord City.
      • Advising Crescendo Real Estate Advisors LLP, a specialist investor in European sale & 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-years triple net lease, with the global automotive parts manufacturer as tenant.
      • Advising a consortium of parties on transformation of business area into residential and commercial district, Rivium District, near Rotterdam.