Firm Profile > Straatman Koster Advocaten > Rotterdam, Netherlands

Straatman Koster Advocaten
THE MILLENIUM TOWER
WEENA 690
3012 CN ROTTERDAM
Netherlands

Construction Tier 1

Niche construction specialist Straatman Koster Advocaten handles a broad range of construction matters from its base in Rotterdam. The team is a popular choice for major corporate clients, construction companies, property developers, architects, engineering firms, and the public sector. Practice head Olivier Vermeulen is a key name for construction disputes, including litigation and arbitration cases. Angela Minderhoud specialises in pre-court dispute resolution and also handles contract negotiations, and engineering and construction claims.

Practice head(s):

Olivier Vermeulen

Other key lawyers:

Angela Minderhoud; Thijs Straatman; Frederik van Nouhuys; Wilfried Koster; Matthijs van Leeuwen

Testimonials

‘Angela Minderhoud is communicative, very knowledgeable and more importantly communicates clearly and in a friendly manner.’

‘Thorough market expertise, excellent negotiation capabilities, highly appreciated strategists.’

‘Very good knowledge of the market.’

‘The firm is always open to develop their services and practice to meet our needs and expectations.’

‘Practical approach with very good legal knowledge.’

‘Angela Minderhoud stands out because she not only focusses on the topic at the table but has the ability to think about the unexpected’.

‘They have deep knowledge of construction litigation’.

‘Very pleasant and professional approach’.

Key clients

BDP (formerly Bouwfonds) / Rabobank

Koninklijke Volker Wessels Stevin

Dura Vermeer

Schiphol Area Development Company

KanAm Grund

A Lanes A15 (Strukton, Strabag, Ballast Nedam)

TenneT TSO

Municipality Rotterdam

Municipality the Hague

Municipality Leiden

Municipality Gouda

Municipality De Bilt

Municipality Almere

Ballast Nedam

Football Club Feyenoord

Green Park Aalsmeer Gebiedsontwikkeling

Football Club AZ

VORM Ontwikkeling B.V.

ProDelta Real Estate Development B.V.

Moervast Development

KIKX Development

Strukton Group

Synchroon/TBI

Evides

Vesteda

Van Herk

Arcadis N.V.

KBC

Middin

Hochtief

Transdev

Klépierre

Mirus International

Museum Naturalis

Woonstad Rotterdam

Cores (Belgium)

Demako (Belgium)

Leiden University

Strabag

Stichting Vestia

Royal Properties Development

Woonzorg Nederland

Environment and planning Tier 2

Straatman Koster Advocaten is noted for its focus on the real estate and construction sectors. The environment and planning team handles environmental law and the public law aspects of projects. It adds value for clients by drafting and negotiating the sale and purchase and development contracts of projects. Head of team Marinda de Smidt is experienced in soil pollution, permit and enforcement issues, sustainable urban development, nature conservation and business park developments. Joost Hoekstra jointly heads the team; Anne Marie Ferwerda is recommended; and Simon Tichelaar was promoted to partner.

Practice head(s):

Marinda de Smidt; Joost Hoekstra

Other key lawyers:

Maaike de Wit; Anne Marie Ferwerda; Simon Tichelaar

Testimonials

‘Maaike de Wit is a very solid lawyer and fun to work with’.

‘A reliable partner which works in a solution-oriented way in complex legal cases’.

‘The team works with great dedication’.

‘Very pleasant people to work with’.

‘Joost Hoekstra is a fine personality, with extensive knowledge of the content’.

‘Joost Hoekstra is a solid discussion partner and good negotiator’.

Key clients

BPD (formerly Bouwfonds / Rabobank)

Schiphol Area Development Company

Municipality of Rotterdam

Municipality of Leiden

Municipality of Gouda

MRP

Klépierre S.A.

Vorm Ontwikkeling

Municipality of Almere

Stichting Monumentenbezit

Municipality of Gooise Meren

Municipality of The Hague

Amvest

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (Netherlands Enterprise Agency)

Provincie Zuid-Holland

Green Park Aalsmeer Gebiedsontwikkeling

Municipality of Hoeksche Waard

Provincie Utrecht

Leiden University

Real estate Tier 3

Straatman Koster Advocaten's integrated team stands out for its expertise in large-scale area developments, project developments, construction, acquisitions, disposals and leasing. It acts for corporates and government clients, and is experienced in the office, residential, retail, leisure and logistical space. Thijs Straatman and Wilfried Koster head the team. Simon Tichelaar was promoted to partner.

Practice head(s):

Thijs Straatman; Wilfried Koster

Other key lawyers:

Simon Tichelaar; Joost Hoekstra

Testimonials

‘Wilfried Koster and Thijs Straatman are very good lawyers and very fine persons too’.

‘StraatmanKoster is very knowledgeable, thinks along with the client, gives advice and is very flexible’.

‘Can work well under time pressure and works things out very precisely’.

‘Very pleasant people to work with’.

Key clients

BDP (formerly Bouwfonds) / Rabobank

Koninklijke Volker Wessels Stevin

Dura Vermeer

Schiphol Area Development Company

KanAm Grund

A Lanes A15 (Strukton, Strabag, Ballast Nedam)

TenneT TSO

Municipality Rotterdam

Municipality the Hague

Municipality Leiden

Municipality Gouda

Municipality De Bilt

Province Zuid-Holland

Municipality Almere

Ballast Nedam

Football Club Feyenoord

Green Park Aalsmeer Gebiedsontwikkeling

Ontwikkelings Maatschappij Lelystad Airport

Football Club AZ

VORM Ontwikkeling B.V.

ProDelta Real Estate Development B.V.

Moervast Development

KIKX Development

N.V. Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij Utrecht (OMU)

Strukton Group

Synchroon/TBI

Evides

Vesteda

Van Herk

Arcadis N.V.

KBC

Middin

Syntrus Achmea

Hochtief

Transdev

Klépierre

Mirus International

Museum Naturalis

Woonstad Rotterdam

Future Wind (joint venture of SIF Holding and Pondera Development)

Cores (Belgium)

Demako (Belgium)

Leiden University

JCDecaux Nederland B.V.<p

‘In-depth knowledge of the market sectors in which our clients do business and the challenges they face forms the basis of our advice. We achieve the best possible solutions for them within often very tight margins.’

Straatman Koster advocaten was formed in 2006 by Thijs Straatman and Wilfried Koster, both originally from Houthoff Buruma. The firm has grown steadily and now has a team of 25 lawyers and 6 secretaries, all of whom have previously worked for the larger law firms in the Netherlands.

Although as a niche firm we are among the smaller law firms, we are among the leaders in our field.

Besides in-depth expertise in property matters, both domestic and international (drafting property contracts, financing and cooperative structures), we also specialize in:

  • procurement law;
  • state aid law;
  • construction law;
  • landlord and tenant law;
  • environmental law (including land development);
  • general administrative law, and
  • compulsory purchase.

We advise, draft contracts and litigate in all these areas of law. We also have in-house expertise in preparing the tax structures for transactions and coordinating these with tax lawyers.

We have working agreements with several tax lawyers and civil-law notaries which allows us to provide comprehensive legal, notarial and tax advice should you so require.

Read more here about our expertise.

Besides the construction and property sector our clients can also be found in the following sectors:

  • infrastructure, groundwork, road and hydraulic engineering, industry,
  • energy, government,
  • facilities services,
  • transport, including public transport,
  • sports & leisure.

We also count several international property investors among our clients.

Department Name Email Telephone
Contract Wilfried Koster w.koster@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Contract Thijs Straatman t.straatman@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Contract Marinda de Smidt marinda.desmidt@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Contract Joost Hoekstra j.hoekstra@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Contract Maaike de Wit maaike.dewit@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Contract Simon Tichelaar s.tichelaar@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Contract Bas Razenberg bas.razenberg@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Tenancy Law Olivier Vermeulen olivier.vermeulen@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Tenancy Law Violet Acar violet.acar@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Procurement Frederik van Nouhuys frederik.vannouhuys@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Procurement Thijs Straatman t.straatman@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Procurement Caroline Lagendijk C.Lagendijk@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Procurement Simon Tichelaar s.tichelaar@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Procurement Matthijs van Leeuwen matthijs.vanleeuwen@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
State aid Frederik van Nouhuys frederik.vannouhuys@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
State aid Thijs Straatman t.straatman@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Construction Thijs Straatman t.straatman@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Construction Frederik van Nouhuys frederik.vannouhuys@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Construction Angela Minderhoud a.minderhoud@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Construction Olivier Vermeulen olivier.vermeulen@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Construction Matthijs van Leeuwen matthijs.vanleeuwen@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Construction Daan Timmerman Daan.Timmerman@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Construction Marinda de Smidt marinda.desmidt@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Real estate Thijs Straatman t.straatman@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Real estate Wilfried Koster w.koster@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Real estate Joost Hoekstra j.hoekstra@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Real estate Marinda de Smidt marinda.desmidt@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Real estate Angela Minderhoud a.minderhoud@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Real estate Maaike de Wit maaike.dewit@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Real estate Bas Razenberg bas.razenberg@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Real estate Simon Tichelaar s.tichelaar@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Land policy Joost Hoekstra j.hoekstra@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Government liability Joost Hoekstra j.hoekstra@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Government liability Marinda de Smidt marinda.desmidt@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Government liability Bas Razenberg bas.razenberg@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Planning and zoning Joost Hoekstra j.hoekstra@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Planning and zoning Marinda de Smidt marinda.desmidt@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Planning and zoning Simon Tichelaar s.tichelaar@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Planning and zoning Maaike de Wit maaike.dewit@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Planning and zoning Bas Razenberg bas.razenberg@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Company Wilfried Koster w.koster@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Environmental Marinda de Smidt marinda.desmidt@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Environmental Bas Razenberg bas.razenberg@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Rental Thérèse Fraai Therese.Fraai@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Planning and zoning Erina Baljić E.baljic@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Planning and zoning Anne Marie Ferwerda annemarie.ferwerda@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Construction Hugo Strang hugo.strang@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Procurement Paul Heijnsbroek paul.heijnsbroek@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
State aid Paul Heijnsbroek paul.heijnsbroek@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Rental Thérèse Fraai therese.fraai@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Procurement Anne de Jong anne.dejong@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Tenancy Law Marleen van Dijkman marleen.vandijkman@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Environmental Valerie de Gier valerie.degier@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Procurement Hugo Strang hugo.strang@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Environmental Tosca van Halsema tosca.vanhalsema@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Tenancy Law Paul Richter paul.richter@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Contract Paul Richter paul.richter@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Construction Paul Richter paul.richter@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Construction Matthijs de Zoete matthijs.dezoete@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Planning and Zoning Najoua Haireche najoua.haireche@straatmankoster.nl +31(0)102400447
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr J.J Hoekstra  photo Mr J.J Hoekstra Joost is a real estate lawyer and specialist in project development, land…
Mr W.J.H Koster  photo Mr W.J.H Koster Wilfried specialises in project deve­lopment, (urban) area development, project financing and the…
Mrs C.R.V. Lagendijk  photo Mrs C.R.V. Lagendijk Caroline advises and litigates in procurement law and competition law, including state…
Mrs Angela Minderhoud  photo Mrs Angela Minderhoud Partner Construction and Real Estate
Mr M Straatman  photo Mr M Straatman Thijs Straatman is a real estate lawyer specialising in project development, procurement…
Mr O. Vermeulen  photo Mr O. Vermeulen Olivier is a construction and property lawyer specializing in construction law, project…
Ms M.C de Smidt  photo Ms M.C de Smidt Marinda advises and litigates for initiators (permit holders) and government authorities in…
Ms M.Y.C.L. de Wit  photo Ms M.Y.C.L. de Wit Maaike de Wit is specialised in complex development projects. She focusses on…
Mr J.F van Nouhuys  photo Mr J.F van Nouhuys Frederik is specialized in Procurement law and Construction Law. Frederik acts for…
Number of lawyers : 25
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