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Michelle de Rijke

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Work +31 70 31 31 074
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www.feltz.nl
Van der Feltz Advocaten

Position

Michelle has been active in the energy industry since the liberalization of the market began 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.

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

Member

  • 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


Netherlands

Energy: regulatory

Within: Leading individuals

Michelle de Rijke - Van der Feltz Advocaten

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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