Ms Michelle de Rijke > 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

Michelle has been active in the energy industry since the liberalization of the market started in 1998. She works at the level where public affairs and strategic legal advice meet, providing her clients with guidance and assistance through (politically) sensitive issues and projects, towards creative and innovative solutions. She advises companies, regional authorities, and special interest groups throughout the energy sector’s chain of production, transport and supply, with a focus on the energy transition process. This includes renewable energy projects (biogas, wind, heat, and solar energy), infrastructure, tariff regulation, subsidies, and enforcement.

In addition, Michelle represents clients in administrative and civil proceedings in cases covering a wide array of topics. Some of these include permits, exemptions, enforcement decisions, and damages and compensation for (un)lawful government acts.

She is a published author and frequent public speaker (for example, at the FD Energy Debate: Housing Construction and Energy Transition). Michelle is consistently recognized as a leading energy and regulatory lawyer in the legal directories, such as Chambers Europe and Legal 500.

In 2018 Michelle was appointed deputy judge for the Court of Rotterdam in the Administrative Law sector.

Career

Partner (since 2018). Prior to joining Van der Feltz advocaten, Michelle was partner at Bird & Bird.

Michelle is a published author and frequent public speaker (for example, at the FD Energy Debate: Housing Construction and Energy Transition). Michelle is consistently recognized as a leading energy and regulatory lawyer in the legal directories, such as Chambers Europeand Legal 500.

Recently Michelle has been appointed deputy judge for the Court of Rotterdam in the Administrative Law sector.

Languages

Dutch, English

Memberships

  • Chief Editor of the Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Energierecht (Dutch Journal for Energy Law)
  • Board member of the Nederlandse Vereniging voor Energierecht (Dutch Energy Law Association)
  • Member of the Administrative Law Committee of the Haagse Orde van Advocaten (Bar Association of The Hague)

Education

2015 – 2016 Leiden University, Campus The Hague Public Affairs
1989 – 1990 Asser Institute The Hague Post Graduate International and European Law
1983 – 1988 Erasmus University Rotterdam Dutch Law

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Energy: regulatory

(Leading individuals)

Michelle de RijkeVan der Feltz Advocaten

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.