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PO BOX 59280, 1040 KG AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
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Gerrit van der Veen

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Administrative & Environmental Law.

Position

Gerrit van der Veen is a lawyer dealing with a wide range of administrative and spatial planning law. His specialist fields include general administrative law, spatial planning law relating to construction and environment permits, soil contamination and the environmental liability Directive, public administrative law and private law, such as the Land Development Law, subsidy law and a broad range of administrative compensation law. His clients are primarily local authorities and commercial organisations such as project developers. He is also occasionally called upon to advise government ministries.

Career

Gerrit van der Veen has worked for AKD since 1997 and was made a partner of the firm in 2004. He delivers lectures on aspects of his specialist fields and regularly acts as a tutor for courses including the Grotius education on administrative law, training for local authority lawyers, the Academy for Legislation and the universities of Rotterdam, Nijmegen and Tilburg.

Member

Following completion of his doctorate, Gerrit has been a frequent contributor to periodicals on construction law and property law and to TMA the periodical on environmental liability. For the journal AB, which covers jurisprudence in administrative law, he has written leading annotations about decisions handed down by the Supreme Court concerning government liability and public authorities in relation to private law. In addition, he is the author of lengthy monographs concerning the system and general interpretations of the Administrative Law Act, the bi-monthly chronicle ‘Bodem’ in the property law journal and a variety of articles about private law-related aspects of government activities. Gerrit was a member of the third assessment committee considering the Administrative Law Act which published its findings in early 2007.

Education

He received a doctorate in 1997 with a thesis entitled ‘Openbare zaken’ that focused on the inter-relationship between public and private law where the emphasis lay on public highways and other public facilities.


Netherlands

Energy: regulatory

Within: Energy: regulatory

AKD is recommended for its 'deep regulatory knowledge that the team manages to capture in concise and pragmatic legal advice' and for being 'well aware of recent developments of the sector'. The team is headed by Marjolein Dieperink who joined from Houthoff in May 2018. The group draws on experts in energy, transport, environment, and construction; Jan Kromhout, Jos van der Velden, and Gerrit van der Veen are some of the key advisors. The group advised Uniper Benelux on all aspects of its transition from producing electricity in two older power plants to a new plant; it represented the company in several court cases and assisted in drafting various contracts on burning biomass instead of coal.

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Environment and planning

Within: Environment and planning

A substantial team at AKD advises numerous municipalities, water boards and corporate clients including Aldi and Wacker Chemie on the full range of planning and environmental issues relating to infrastructure projects including those with cross-border aspects. Senior team members include Jos van der Velden, Gerrit van der Veen, Klaas Meersma and Henk Breeman. Hugo Doornhof is advising KFC on complex planning and public policy issues and Marjolein Dieperink has joined the team from Houthoff.

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