Mr Michel Klijn > Houthoff > Rotterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile



Michel’s work focuses on projects, PPS, construction and procurement law, and public transport. He is actively involved in complex building projects and an array of contract types, including D&C, DBM, DBFM, DBFMO, concessions and alliances. Michel advises a wide range of clients in the construction, infrastructure, transport and energy sectors, on matters such as contracting, innovative procurement procedures, negotiations and litigation. Michel is also a civil engineer, and, prior to joining Houthoff, he worked at a large Dutch construction company for several years. He also teaches at the Dutch Institute for Construction Law and regularly publishes on forms of collaboration in the construction industry, and procurement law.


  • LL.M. Private Law (with merit) (Utrecht University)
  • M.Sc. Civil Engineering (University of Twente)

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Construction

(Leading individuals)

Michel KlijnHouthoff

The Rotterdam-based construction team at Houthoff is active in many facets of the industry, including construction agreements, litigation, public procurement, project development and financing. The team is headed by Michel Klijn , who is ‘is quick to respond with adequate and practical advice’, and is recommended for transactional and contentious matters. Dolf de Jong specialises in property, contract and notarial law. Counsel Sander van den Boogaart  focuses on project financing, PPPs and disputes, and acts for clients in the construction, infrastructure and energy sectors.