Mr Taco De Lange > AKD > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile
1040 KG AMSTERDAM
PO BOX 59280
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Mr Taco De Lange
Real Estate ＆ Construction, Civil Law Notaries
Taco de Lange is a partner and civil-law notary at AKD who specialises in real estate and area development. Taco advises national and international clients on transactions, joint ventures, transformation projects, infrastructure, financings, risk analyses and legal design. He also focuses on logistical real estate and hotels/leisure.
Taco acts for leading (inter)national institutional investors, financiers, housing associations, government bodies, area and property developers, sovereign wealth funds and family (investment) companies. His clients appreciate his exceptional negotiating skills, his thorough knowledge of real estate and his commercial attitude.
According to Chambers: ‘Clients identify Taco de Lange as a stand-out notary. “He’s our legal conscience, I wouldn’t do anything without him knowing”, said one.’ The Legal 500 wrote: ‘Taco de Lange demonstrates excellent negotiating skills’ and: ‘technically and commercially strong’.
Taco is a member of various interest and specialist groups, such as the Dutch Green Building Council and the 3D Land Registry think tank. He is also involved in the innovative Madaster Platform, which is a public, online library of materials in the built environment. Taco also lectures at the Amsterdam School of Real Estate on, among other things, the subjects of leaseholds and rights of superficies. In addition to that he works as an editor for two leading journals and is a regular author of a third journal.
Moreover Taco is near the top of various leading international and national listings. For example he won the ‘Thought Leader Real Estate’ global award, an honour bestowed on only 18 other real estate lawyers in the year in question. The jury report stated: ‘They are worthy of special mention owing not only to their vast expertise and experience advising on some of the world’s most significant and cutting-edge legal matters, but also their ability to innovate, inspire, and go above and beyond to deliver for their clients.’
In the view of experts: ‘Taco de Lange possesses an “impressive breadth of knowledge across real estate law” and forms “strong partnerships with clients” who appreciate his “astute mind and calm demeanour”. Chambers Europe also states: Taco de Lange has extensive experience as a notary in handling real estate financing, joint venture transactions and infrastructure projects. Sources say: “He knows his stuff. I have a pleasant relationship with him, and he’s good at what he does.”
Taco read Tax law at the Universiteit Leiden and obtained his Master’s in Notarial law (cum laude) from the Universiteit Utrecht. Taco was sworn in as civil law notary in Amsterdam in 2009.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
The real estate and construction team at AKD draws on strength from practitioners in a range of areas, such as planning, tax, corporate, finance, public procurement and state aid to advise on a range of major real estate projects. The practice is headed by civil-law notary Sven Billet, who focuses on project developments, and Marc Wintgens who is experienced in large-scale residential and commercial real estate projects. Frenk Huisman handles both domestic and international transactional work, and has previously worked in the Middle East; while Taco de Lange, who is also a civil-law notary, focuses on real estate transactions, joint venture transformation projects and financings.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation
- Energy: regulatory
- Fraud and white-collar crime
- Real estate
- Restructuring and insolvency
- Banking and finance: lender or arranger side
- Commercial, corporate and M&a
- Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences
- Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights
- Private equity
- Project finance and PFI
- Energy: transactional
- EU and competition