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Jacques Sluysmans

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Work +31 70 31 31 057
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www.feltz.nl
Van der Feltz Advocaten

Position

Jacques Sluysman’s 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.

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

Member

  • 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


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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