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Taco Hovius

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Work +31(0)6 48 10 26 03
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Stijl Advocaten

Work Department

Real estate

Position

Partner, lawyer

Career

Taco Hovius practises in both advice and litigation, specialising in area development, public-private partnerships, (European) procurement law and state aid. Taco has extensive experience in advising on large urban redevelopments, wind turbine projects and property-related company law. In these areas he assists clients in negotiations, gives advice on the various legal forms of collaborative venture and records agreements reached in contracts. Taco Hovius previously worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, and for Loyens & Loeff at the Property Law, Company Law and Litigation Law Divisions. He advises and litigates on behalf of, among others, project developers, investors, energy companies, municipalities, housing corporations and listed companies.

Languages

Dutch, English

Member

Taco is a member of the Vereniging voor Bouwrecht Advocaten (Association for Construction Law Attorneys), the Vereniging van Bouwrecht (Association for Construction Law), the Nederlandse Vereniging van Aanbestedingsrecht (Dutch Association for Procurement Law) and the ELSA Lawyers Society. In 2006 he successfully completed the Grotius postgraduate study programme on property, obtaining his diploma cum laude. He has had articles on rent law published in the legal journals Advocatenblad and Bouwrecht and co-authored the book Nieuw huurrecht bedrijfsruimte (New lease law on business premises). Taco teaches at the program Project development of the Notariële Specialisatie Opleidingen (specialised training program for civil law notaries) and is a member of the coalition Klimaatbestendige Stad (Climate-proof City) part of the Delta program construction and reconstructuring of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment.


Netherlands

Environment and planning

Within: Environment and planning

Stijl Advocaten provides clients such as All-in Real Estate, Amvest and Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles with a rounded blend of real estate, planning and zoning expertise. The team is advising H. van den Boogaard Projecten with regard to the construction of a logistics warehouse and Taco Hovius is advising the client on all the environmental and zoning plan issues.

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