Mr Jacques Sluysmans > Van der Feltz Advocaten > The Hague, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Van der Feltz Advocaten
JAVASTRAAT 22
2585 AN DEN HAAG
Netherlands
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Position

Jacques Sluysmans’ expertise encompasses civil law, administrative law and (economic) criminal law. Because of the particularly broad scope of his practice, he is able to view and assess multi-faceted problems in their entirety. This ensures short lines of communication with clients, an integrated approach and a tight grip on legal costs.

He advises and litigates on both private law and public law matters, often operating in the interface between these two. His practice has a particular focus on liability and energy law. He also supports his clients with legislative projects, advising them on how and to what extent proposed legislation may influence their businesses. He assists them with developing and pursuing a strategy that will help lead to acceptable legislation and regulations.

Jacques obtained his PhD in Law from Leiden University in 2011. In addition to his private practice, he has been a professor of expropriation law at Radboud University Nijmegen since 2013. The cross-pollination of his legal practice with his academic role yields useful and invaluable insights for his clients.

Jacques is also active as a binding advisor and as an arbitrator for the NAI and others. He is the chairman of the Zuydasdok Compensation Committee, the chairman of the Construction Law Association, the chairman of the Expropriation Law Association. He is also a member of the Advisory Council of the Association of Young Real Estate Lawyers and the International Expert Group on Expropriation.

Career

Partner, since 2006 (founding of the firm). Prior to that: attorney at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek (The Hague), seconded to the Eubelius office in Brussels from 1 September 2005 till 1 March 2006)

Jacques obtained his PhD in Law from Leiden University in 2011. In addition to his private practice, he has been a professor of expropriation law at Radboud University Nijmegen since 2013. The cross-pollination of his legal practice with his academic role yields useful and invaluable insights for his clients.

He is also active as a binding advisor and as an arbitrator for the NAI and others. He is the chairman of the Zuydasdok Compensation Committee, the chairman of the Construction Law Association, the chairman of the Expropriation Law Association. He is also a member of the Advisory Council of the Association of Young Real Estate Lawyers and the International Expert Group on Expropriation.

Languages

Dutch, English, French and German

Memberships

  • Binding advisor and arbitrator for the NAI and others
  • Chairman of the Zuydasdok Compensation Committee
  • Chairman of the Construction Law Association
  • Chairman of the Expropriation Law Association
  • Member of the Advisory Council of the Association of Young Real Estate Lawyers
  • Member of the International Expert Group on Expropriation

Education

2013                             University of Stellenbosch (Visiting Professor)

2011                             Leiden University doctorate (dissertation ‘The vitality of the      compensatory law in expropriations’)

1998                             Cornell Law School (Visiting Scholar)

1998                             Brussels Catholic University (LL.M.)

1998                             Facultés Universitaires Saint Louis (DEA)

 

1995                             Institute d’Etudes Politiques de Paris

 

1993 – 1998                  Leiden University Civil Law, Philosophy

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Environment and planning

Boutique law firm Van der Feltz Advocaten, based in The Hague, has expertise in sectors ranging from construction and real estate, to energy and water. It advises on sustainable energy projects, zoning and planning matters and includes developers, investors, and local and regional authorities among its clients. Willem Bosma, Jacques Sluysmans and Willem van der Werf lead the team. Clients praise Sluysmans for being ‘very knowledgeable in his field of expertise‘.

 

Netherlands > Energy: regulatory

Van der Feltz Advocaten acts for utility companies, local and regional authorities such as municipalities, provinces and environmental agencies, but also investors, property developers as well as water and industrial companies. The team provides assistance to clients in relation to the regulatory aspects in energy projects and offers particular expertise in the renewable energy sector. Jacques Sluysmans, who is recognised for his expertise regarding pipeline issues, and Michelle de Rijke, who has deep regulatory energy experience jointly lead the practice.