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 > Energy: regulatory

Van der Feltz Advocaten‘s team, which has ‘excellent knowledge of energy law’, is sought out for advice on planning, permitting, tariff regulation, CO₂ emissions and the environmental issues of energy projects. It is at the cutting edge of public affairs and regulatory issues, and often cooperates with large international law firms. Jacques Sluysmans is knowledgeable about the market of cables and pipelines. He co-heads the practice with Michelle de Rijke, who has a strong focus on energy transition matters.

Netherlands > Environment and planning

Hague-based boutique Van der Feltz Advocaten advises and litigates on both private and public law matters in the construction, real estate, government and energy sectors. It is noted for its deep expertise in expropriation law, including both land expropriation and financial expropriation. Willem Bosma advises real estate developers and municipalities on planning and environmental, and real estate law. Jacques Sluysmans handles civil, administrative and economic criminal law. Willem van der Werf focuses on urban and spatial planning.