Firm Profile > Six Advocaten > Amsterdam, Netherlands
Six Advocaten Offices
1013 MM AMSTERDAM
Six Advocaten > The Legal 500 Rankings
Construction Tier 2
Six Advocaten fields a team with strong experience in both advisory work and disputes, particularly regarding tender processes, contracting, and issues arising during the development phase. Benno Den Teuling is particularly notable for his work on claims for damages arising out of delays to projects, while practice head Fabian Horsting is more of a generalist, working across both the construction and real estate sectors.
MN Pension Fund for Metal and Technology Industry
Royal BAM group
Paribus Immobilien Assetmanagement GmbH
PVH Group (Tommy Hilfiger)
CBRE Global Investors
Environment and planning Tier 2
Six Advocaten is a boutique firm with significant expertise in real estate matters and also handles a substantial amount of zoning issues for its clients. The firm regularly advises Municipality of Diemen, Bouwfonds Property Development (BPD), and Den Helder Airport. Practice head Irma Van den Berg advised Amrâth Hotels on building permit procedures for a 28 floor-building located in Utrecht. Hanneke Ellerman is also noted, and praised for her experience and 'eye for commercial interest'.
Irma van den Berg
‘Six advocaten is a no nonsense boutique firm specialised in Real Estate and connected fields of interest. The partners and employees are knowledgeable, they are easily accessible and respond quickly‘.
‘The interest of the client is well understood and the solution of problems is considered more important than the strict legal approach without going beyond their own competences (good sparring partners)’.
‘Hanneke Ellerman, very good in her field, experienced and with an eye for commercial interests‘.
‘Irma is very capable and has far-reaching legal and strategic ideas and advice. Wouter is a very reliable consultant with a broad perspective on his profession‘.
Municipality of Diemen
Den Helder Airport
Bouwfonds Property Development (BPD)
AM Real Estate Development
A&O Hotels and Hostels
HSB Ontwikkeling B.V.
NWO-I / Astron
Real estate Tier 3
The 'very approachable' team at boutique firm Six Advocaten combines 'great legal knowledge with commercial knowledge of the market'. The practice is especially focused on the development, sale and acquisition, and lease of student housing and hotels, as well as on infrastructure projects. In a recent highlight, the team is assisting Ballast Nedam with an inner city redevelopment project in the market quarter of Amsterdam, which involves building a new integrated food market on the north side. Key contacts are Leon Burgersdijk and the 'razor sharp' Femke Borst.
‘All disciplines covered, personal, high level staff that will actually be involved in your case.‘
‘Femke Borst: razor sharp and helps close deals by finding solutions during negotiations that work for both parties.‘
‘The Six Advocaten team distinguishes itself by the fact that they are very approachable and combines this with really great legal knowledge and also commercial knowledge of the market in which they operate. Within the expertise of their boutique, they offer advice on all relevant jurisdictions, each partner with their own speciality. We are happy to refer work and clients to the Six Advocaten team. As you can see from the growth of the firm and the development of their client portfolio, the firm is truly one of the important players in real estate.‘
‘Leon Burgersdijk is truly an authority in his field of construction law in the broadest sense of the word. He is very pleasant to work with, reacts quickly and deals with his clients in a pleasantly informal but professional manner. Benno den Teuling is for us the person to refer everything that has to do with procurement law. Pleasant lawyer, great dedication to his cases and clients. And, not unimportantly, a good sense of humour.‘
MN Pension Fund for Metal and Technology Industry
Royal BAM group (BAM Infra, BAM Bouw en Techniek and BAM Civiel) as well as AM Real Estate Development, the separate development entity of Royal BAM
Paribus Immobilien Asset management GmbH
PVH Group (Tommy Hilfiger)
CBRE Global Investors
Six Advocaten > Firm Profile
The firm: Six Advocaten is a niche boutique law firm primarily focusing on real estate. Clients include real estate professionals and local government authorities.
The firm was launched in 2008 by a group of lawyers who combine expertise from leading international law firms. The lawyers of Six work closely together and form a tightly knit team. Six Advocaten is proud of the excellent reputation it has acquired since it was founded. The firm’s reputation is characterised firstly by a high degree of specialisation – PropertyNL, the largest independent research centre for real estate in the Netherlands, refers to the part played by Six Advocaten as one of the ‘true specialists’ in the field of real estate. Secondly, it maintains a personal approach – its key client satisfaction survey showed that the firm set itself apart by its personal attention to each client and each case. Clients appreciate that it maintains a low leverage strategy (‘partner on the job’). ‘Six Advocaten stands close to its clients.’ Six Advocaten aims to work with, rather than for, its clients. By taking an active interest in its clients business, Six Advocaten aims to acquire more and more in-depth knowledge on the real estate sectors its clients are part of. This enhances the quality of the firms’ work, as well as its efficiency. Six Advocaten aims to be practical and pragmatic in its advice and its lawyers do not hesitate to say the things a client would perhaps rather not hear.
Six Advocaten has managed to secure a solid position in the Property Lawyers List, drawn up by the leading real estate market magazine PropertyNL, on the basis of an annual survey of the most prominent property law firms in the Netherlands.
Areas of practice: Topics on which the team at Six Advocaten advises include property development, land policies and land exploitation, procurement, building contracts such as contracting projects and architectural law, landlord and tenant law, buying and selling real estate and rights in rem such as long leases, building rights, apartment rights and servitudes.
Benno den Teuling is highly sought after as a specialist in the field of damages caused by delay in the building process. Acting on behalf of both commissioning companies as well as builders, he is a leading expert in this field and has written numerous publications on this matter. Hanneke Ellerman frequently handles procedures involving the provincial by-laws (provincial verorderingen) and the ‘ladder for sustainable urbanisation (Ladder voor duurzame verstedelijking). Irma van den Berg has broad experience when it comes to the transformation of historic, and industrial, heritage. Six, as a team, has been involved in several high-end hotel development projects, such as the development of the Hoxton Amsterdam, A&O Hotels, hotel Jakarta and the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam. Its involvement pertains to all aspects, from building and construction to operational matters and drafting all kinds of contracts relating to the development. Six is, to an increasing extent, involved in due diligence research in relation to the acquisition or refinancing of large real estate portfolios.
By combining its expertise and experience the firm is able to advise clients in all fields of real estate and at every stage of the real estate cycle.
|Real estate transactions||Leon Burgersdijk|
|Real estate transactions||Wouter Post|
|Procurement and state aid||Fabian Horsting|
|Procurement and state aid||Benno den Teuling|
|Construction||Benno den Teuling|
|Property and area development||Leon Burgersdijk|
|Property and area development||Wouter Post|
|Planning and zoning||Irma van den Berg|
|Planning and zoning||Hanneke Ellerman|
|Environmental||Irma van den Berg|
|Government liability||Irma van den Berg|
|Government liability||Fabian Horsting|
|Litigation, arbitration||Benno den Teuling|
|Litigation, arbitration||Leon Burgersdijk|
|Litigation, arbitration||Fabian Horsting|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 11
LanguagesDutch English French German
Our mix of different backgrounds and personalities is what defines SIX advocaten. We believe in an open and non-hierarchical work environment, where everyone is free to voice their ideas. We use each of our individual strengths and consult and support each other in our aim to provide the best possible service to our clients. All of our partners are highly-regarded experts in their field of law. We understand you have a business to run and want to understand your business. We strive to provide practical and hands-on solutions. We take an active part in the legal community. One of our partners, Irma van den Berg, is the president of the board of Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L), an independent and non-political Dutch foundation that supports and enables lawyers all over the world to do their work as lawyers freely and independently.
L4L has been granted Special Consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council. Our partner Hanneke Ellerman is a member of the Supervisory Council of the National Bar Council and is Chairwoman of the Review Committee of the Centre Urban District of Amsterdam. Wouter Post is a member of the Legal Policy Recommendations Committee of the Royal Institute of Dutch Architects BNA. Our partner Femke Borst has been a mentor to younger women in the field of real estate for the past two years and assists these women in achieving their personal goals. Benno den Teuling teaches construction law at university and our firm regularly has student traineeships. All our partners regularly teach and contribute to several professional journals.