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Straatman Koster Advocaten, W.J.H Koster, Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS

W.J.H Koster

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Straatman Koster Advocaten

Position

Wilfried specialises in project deveĀ­lopment, (urban) area development, project financing and the related company law. He works for project developers, municipal councils, (real estate) banks, investors, housing corporations and (developing) contractors. Wilfriedā€™s practice consists particularly of negotiating about and drafting agreements relating to project development, area development and project financing. This involves various forms of public and/or private collaborations, possibly involving a separate legal entity (BV/CV (private limited company/limited partnership), VOF (general partnership)). His practice also includes dealing with disputes relating to construction law before arbiters and civil courts.

Career

After an internĀ­ship with a law firm in Hong Kong in 1995 and doing his natioĀ­nal service with the Royal Dutch Navy in 1996, Wilfried joined Houthoff Buruma as a lawyer in 1997. Houthoff Buruma seconded him to Bouwfonds OntwikkeĀ­ling for several months in 2000 and in 2004/2005. In the summer of 2005 Wilfried worked at the London offices of Houthoff Buruma. In February 2006 he founded the firm of Straatman Koster Advocaten with Thijs Straatman. Wilfried lectures for the Koninklijke NotariĆ«le Beroepsorganisatie (Royal Dutch Notarial Society - KNB / CPO (Centre for Postgraduate Education) notarial specialism course in Project DeveĀ­lopment), the Amsterdam School of Real Estate, the Instituut voor Bouwrecht (Construction Law Institute) and Lex Lumen. He also gives lectures (both ā€˜in-houseā€™ for clients and for professional organisations) and publishes regularly. His articles have been cited in publications including Asser (5-IIIc) and the loose-leaf Groene Kluwer ā€œPersonenassociatiesā€ (Associations of Persons). His postgraduate thesis for the MRE course was awarded the ASRE thesis prize 2007. Wilfried was nominated in 2006 and in 2008 for the biannual vote for the Netherlandsā€™ best real estate lawyer.

Languages

Dutch, English

Education

Wilfried studied Dutch law at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He also completed the postgraduate MRE course at the Amsterdam School of Real Estate / University of Amsterdam.

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