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De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek Offices
CLAUDE DEBUSSYLAAN 80
1082 MD AMSTERDAM
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Nicolien van den Biggelaar
Nicolien van den Biggelaar is an experienced litigator and expert in public law, including Dutch and European environmental law, spatial planning, nature conservation, compliance and enforcement, European law and regulatory matters. Legal 500 EMEA consistently recognises her as a leading environmental lawyer and she is ranked first tier in Chambers Europe. In 2018 she was also inducted into the Legal 500 Hall of Fame – Environment and Planning.
Nicolien acts on behalf of both national and international companies and Dutch principals on the regulatory, environmental and spatial planning aspects of infrastructure projects, including energy production facilities, pipelines, electricity transmission systems, wind farms, chemical industry projects and harbour infrastructure.
Nicolien regularly represents clients in negotiations with regulatory authorities and in litigation before administrative and civil courts. She communicates easily with stakeholders and regulatory authorities alike, and actively works with environmental and technical specialists to build strong cases which withstand judicial review proceedings by third parties. Her expertise is regularly sought in M&A transactions and IPOs.
Advocaat, admmitted to the Bar in the Netherlands in 1992.
Dutch and English
Nicolien is a member of the board of the Dutch Association of Public Law and former Chairman of the Dutch Environmental Lawyers Association (VMA). She is also a speaker and lecturer on various public law, environmental law and sustainability topics.
University of Nijmegen and European University Institute Florence
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Banking and finance: Borrower side
- Banking and finance: Financial services regulatory
- Capital markets: debt
- Capital markets: equity
- Commercial, corporate and M&a
- Data privacy and data protection
- Dispute resolution: arbitration
- Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation
- Energy: regulatory
- Energy: transactional
- EU and competition
- Fraud and white-collar crime
- Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights
- Investment funds
- Private equity
- Restructuring and insolvency