Mr Willem van der Werf > Van der Feltz Advocaten > The Hague, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Van der Feltz Advocaten
JAVASTRAAT 22
2585 AN DEN HAAG
Netherlands

Position

Willem Van der Werf has significant expertise in the areas of construction, real estate, and government. Political and administrative authorities’ interests frequently play a large role in his practice. In particular, when it concerns development and transformation of a geographical area where public as well as private parties are involved. Willem’s experience enables him to look beyond just the legal aspects of a matter and to assess related political and administrative law risks. By maintaining good and effective relations with the competent authorities, and by being cognisant of the context of administrative authorities, he achieves effective solutions for his clients.

Willem specialises in urban and spatial planning, real estate, municipalities’ right of first refusal, long-term ground lease and lease. In addition, he advises and guides municipalities on expropriation proceedings from beginning to completion. Willem is also experienced in addressing questions of law in the area of public administration, such as accessibility and integrity. He lectures at a number of educational institutions and is a member of the editorial board of the Dutch Journal of Agricultural Law (Tijdschrift voor Agrarisch Recht).

Career

Partner since 2006 (founding of the firm). Prior to that (2001-2006): Attorney at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Real Estate, Public Law, Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions.
Willem lectures at a number of educational institutions and is a member of the editorial board of the Dutch Journal of Agricultural Law (Tijdschrift voor Agrarisch Recht).

Languages

Dutch, English, German

Memberships

  • Member of the editorial board of the Dutch Journal of Agricultural Law (Tijdschrift voor Agrarisch Recht)
  • Member of the Dutch Association for Construction Law Lawyers (Vereniging voor Bouwrechtadvocaten)
  • Member of the Dutch Association of Expropriation Law Lawyers (Vereniging van Onteigeningsrecht Advocaten​​​​​​​)

Education

2000 – 2001 Heidelberg University, European Law
1995 – 2001 Leiden University, Civil and international law

Lawyer Rankings

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.

Netherlands > Real estate

The Hague-based boutique Van der Feltz Advocaten acts for public sector organisations, such as local and regional authorities, and private businesses, on a range of real estate issues. It has expertise in ancillary areas, including planning and zoning, energy and infrastructure, and also handles tax matters and litigation. Willem Bosma, Marc Houweling and Willem van der Werf are the practice heads.