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Work +31 70 313 1050
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www.feltz.nl

Willem Bosma

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Work 31 70 31 31 065
Email:
Web:
www.feltz.nl
Van der Feltz Advocaten

Position

Willem’s practice includes advising and litigating for various parties within the areas of planning and environmental law and real estate law. He advises clients both from a legal as a strategic perspective in projects or transaction. Eventual civil and administrative litigation is second nature to Willem. He specialises in spatial planning law, environmental law related to institutions, land use policy (in particular expropriation, the Dutch Act on Preferential Rights of Municipalities (Wvg), long-term ground lease, and land exploitation), and energy law.

Willem acts on behalf of property developers, investors, businesses in the (chemical) industry, utility companies, and parties active in (sustainable) energy projects. His clients further include local and regional authorities, such as municipalities, provinces, and environment agencies.

Career

Partner (since 2014). Prior to that attorney at AKD Prinsen van Wijmen law firm (2006 - 2010)                                         

Languages

Dutch, English, French, German, Swedish

Member

  • Visiting lecturer at Amnesty International
  • Member of the Dutch Association for Expropriation Lawyers
  • Member of the Dutch Association for Expropriation Law
  • Member of the Dutch Association for Construction Law
  • Member of VAR
  • Member of the Dutch Association for Environmental Law

Education

2011 - 2012: Grotius Academy, specialisation training  Spatial Planning Law and Environmental Law (Cum Laude, final grade: 9)
2004 - 2005: Victoria University Wellington (New Zealand)
2000 - 2006: University of Groningen, Constitutional and Administrative  Law and International Public Law


Netherlands

Energy: regulatory

Within: Energy: regulatory

Jacques Sluysmans, a founding member of specialist firm Van der Feltz Advocaten, assists clients on public and private law where energy regulations are concerned, especially in exploration matters; he advised NAM on the issues related to the exploitation of its onshore gas fields. The team has been notably boosted with the October 2018 arrival of 'skilled and effective' Michelle de Rijke from Bird & Bird LLP; 'she is one of very few in the inner circle of regulatory energy lawyers who meet on high-profile energy matters'. Willem Bosma is a noted practitioner, particularly on renewables. The team counts Shell, Neptune Energy and  Gasunie as clients.

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Environment and planning

Within: Environment and planning

Van der Feltz Advocaten is recommended not only for its 'up-to-date knowledge' but also for its 'honest advice and friendly manner'. It offers an impressive range of expertise across permitting, environmental, zoning and health and safety issues in respect of constructions. Clients range from government departments and NGOs to international companies and a number of major firms consult the team. Willem Bosma heads the group with Willem van der Werf and 'outstanding lawyer' Jacques Sluysmans 'whose knowledge and skills put him at the top in his field'. The team advised the Municipality of Voorschoten regarding a redevelopment into a nature area and country and housing estate in a green buffer zone between highly urbanized areas, a matter that included litigation regarding zoning plans and the expropriations needed for the redevelopment.

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Real estate

Within: Real estate

Hague-based specialist firm Van der Feltz Advocaten handles real estate, construction and all connected areas such as zoning and environmental issues and related disputes. The team advised Vorm Ontwikkeling regarding the development of 140 new houses in the Municipality of Kaag en Braassem and also assisted the Municipality of Voorschoten regarding the redevelopment of 330,000 square metres of glasshouses into a nature area with housing estates. the matter also involved disputes regarding the zoning plans. Marc Houweling, Willem Bosma and Willem van der Werf are noted team members.

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