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Straatman Koster Advocaten, M.C de Smidt, Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS

M.C de Smidt

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Straatman Koster Advocaten

Position

Marinda advises and litigates for initiators (permit holders) and government authorities in matters pertaining to environmental law (including nature conservation and environmental protection), and energy law. She also has considerable expertise in the above fields in connection with mergers and takeovers (due diligence). Marinda has extensive experience representing developers and government authorities in negotiations on area and project development, and drafts and reviews the related contracts. She is also a specialist in drafting contracts in accordance with the Uniform Administrative Conditions for Integrated Contracts (UAV-GC) 2005. Marinda also advises and litigates on matters relating to general administrative law, including enforcement (administrative fines, penalties) and subsidies. She also has considerable experience with the Government Information (Public Access) Act (Wob), and the Personal Data Protection Act (Wbp).

Career

Prior to joining Straatman Koster as a partner in 2010, she spent nine years as a lawyer with De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek.

Languages

Dutch, English

Member

Marinda is a member of the Association for Administrative Law and the Association of Young Real Estate Lawyers.

Education

Marinda graduated with a Master’s in economic geography in 1998 from Utrecht University, completing her studies with a Master’s in public and business law from the same university in 2001.

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