Thomas Sanders > AKD > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

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Thomas Sanders (PhD, LLM, MSc, MA) specializes in Dutch enforcement law. He represents governmental bodies, companies and citizens when they are confronted with administrative sanctions, such as (conditional) fines, administrative coercion or the revocation of permits. He also aids clients with issues in the field of planning and environmental law.

Thomas regularly represents clients with cases which are in the public eye and the news.

Thomas received his PhD in law from the University of Leiden for his thesis ‘The recovery of administrative sanctions’ (2018). He is a nationally acknowledged specialist in this field.

In addition to his work for AKD, Thomas is a lecturer at the Training and Study Centre for the Judiciary. Thomas is also a commentator of administrative judgements for the leading jurisprudence journal in administrative law.

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Environment and planning

AKD acts for governmental bodies and private companies in equal measure. As a core practice area of the firm, most team members have a scientific background, including Gerrit van der Veen, who is s professor at a Dutch university. Jos van der Velden, who is on the editorial staff of the Dutch Journal for Environment and Law and also teaches regularly, has over 30 years’ experience in planning and environmental issues. Henk Breeman has experience in the energy, water, media and telecommunications, transport and public transport sectors. Hugo Doornhof is also recommended. Thomas Sanders was promoted to partner.