Six Advocaten > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Firm Profile

Six Advocaten
IJDOK 25
1013 MM AMSTERDAM
Netherlands

Netherlands > Construction Tier 2

Independent Dutch boutique firm Six Advocaten has a strong focus on real estate, construction, regulatory and procurement law. The practice continues to advise on the construction of large inner-city redevelopment projects, logistics centres, multi-use buildings, housing and hospitals. It is also active in the infrastructure space, advising government and private sector clients on a range of projects on both the contentious and non-contentious aspects. Fabian Horsting  heads the team and is well-versed in litigation.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Working with Six means value for money, quick and high quality legal advice and direct contact with a partner’.

‘You get better quality comparing to the “big” offices, with short lines and efficient and personal communication’.

‘Wouter Post is high quality, practical and very good at complex negotiations’.

‘Wouter Post is a team player, excellent writer and fun to work with’.

‘Very pragmatic and efficient.’

‘Wouter Post is pragmatic and a good negotiator’.

‘Pro-active team with deep knowledge’.

‘Pleasant to work with’.

Key clients

Amrâth Hotels & Restaurants B.V./ De Lelie Vastgoed

AM Vastgoed B.V.

CBRE Development

Ballast Nedam

Municipality of Amsterdam

Calzedonia

Work highlights

  • Acting as project counsel to Ballast Nedam in a redevelopment project to create a new integrated food market and a large new urban area, consisting of 1,500 houses, a school and leisure centre at the Market Quarter in Amsterdam.
  • Advising and representing De Lelie Vastgoed in matters related to the inner-city development in Utrecht Jaarbeursplein.
  • Advising and litigating on behalf of GEM Bloemendalerpolder on urban development program to create 2,750 housing units.

Netherlands > Environment and planning Tier 3

Boutique construction and real estate specialist Six Advocaten offers a team of ‘very devoted, intelligent and dedicated people’. The practice focuses on handling the zoning, planning and environmental issues for large construction and real estate projects, and also handles disputes and litigation. Practice head Irma Van den Berg is recommended for public law matters.

Practice head(s):

Irma van den Berg

Other key lawyers:

Hanneke Ellerman

Testimonials

With each case we bring, they come up with exactly the right person to represent us on that case.

The service is very good with a high level of knowledge on complex real estate matters.

Hanneke Ellerman is very skilled on environmental law and a very nice person to work with.

In depth-knowledge.

Very seasoned attorneys.

Six are a boutique firm of former big law partners which means that you get the partners with the expertise directly.

They have all the necessary real estate related knowledge in house and are used to working collaboratively on multi-jurisdictional projects for international clients.

Irma van den Berg is responsive and knowledgeable.

Key clients

Amrâth Hotels

Bouwfonds Property Development (BPD)

AM Vastgoed

Gerose Ontwikkeling

HSB

Oosterdokseiland Ontwikkeling Amsterdam

CBRE Global Investors

Rocycle

Paradiso

Janssen de Jong

NWOI-Astron

Work highlights

  • Advisory and litigious representation of BPD in over 40 legal proceedings arising from  the Nature Conservation Act, in relation to the Bloemendalerpolder development, a large-scale housing project.
  • Advising developer De Lelie Vastgoed on the Galaxy Tower project in the centre of Utrecht, regarding its environmental permit, construction issues and in negotiations with the municipality concerning land allocation.
  • Advising developer OOA on zoning and permits for the construction of a multifunctional real estate project at a strategic location in Amsterdam; it will include  the 63,500 sq-metre head office of an online travel agency, 7,500 sq-metres of residential apartments and 1,500 sq-metres of facilities.

Netherlands > Real estate Tier 4

Independent boutique firm Six Advocaten handles contentious and non-contentious real estate and construction mandates for a range of clients. Areas of expertise include inner-city redevelopment projects, sales and acquisitions, leasing matters and litigation. Fabian Horsting  heads up the team and has considerable experience in procurement, state aid, real estate and construction matters.

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Testimonials

‘Top-quality real estate litigators’.

‘They are skilful professionals, delivering high-quality advice and representation in our proceedings’.

‘Service is very good, with a high level of knowledge on complex real estate matters’.

‘Leon Burgersdijk and Wouter Post are very good and nice to work with’.

‘Full-service firm with experts in all relevant industries’.

‘A boutique firm of former big law lawyers which gives you direct access to specialist partners’.

‘Femke Borst and Wouter Post have been my go-to lawyers in the last couple of years’.

‘They very knowledgeable, direct, accessible and deliver a good work product on time and on budget’.

Key clients

Amrâth Hotels & Restaurants B.V./ De Lelie Vastgoed

AM Vastgoed B.V.

CBRE Global Investors

Ballast Nedam

Municipality of Amsterdam

Amvest Vastgoedontwikkeling

NorthWest Healthcare Properties REIT

Triodos Vastgoedfonds

Calzedonia

Work highlights

  • Acting for Ballast Nedam as project counsel on the redevelopment project to create a new integrated Food Market and a large new urban area, consisting of 1,500 houses, a school and leisure at the Market Quarter in Amsterdam.
  • Advising developer De Lelie Vastgoed on the Galaxy Tower project in the centre of Utrecht, both with respect to the environmental permit, in relation to issues regarding the construction and in negotiations with the municipality on the land allocation.
  • Advised Paribus with respect to the divestment of the former headquarters of Koninklijke Philips Nederland (Royal Philips) in Eindhoven.

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.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
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
Construction Wouter Post
Lease Femke Borst
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
Environmental Hanneke Ellerman
Government liability Irma van den Berg
Government liability Fabian Horsting
Litigation, arbitration Benno den Teuling
Litigation, arbitration Leon Burgersdijk
Litigation, arbitration Fabian Horsting
Lease, sale and purchase transactions Jeroen Kist
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Femke Borst  photo Femke Borst Femke Borst has a profound knowledge of landlord and tenant law and…
Leon Burgersdijk  photo Leon Burgersdijk Leon Burgersdijk specialises in construction law and real estate law. He has…
Benno Den Teuling  photo Benno Den Teuling Benno den Teuling is active in all areas of private building law.…
Hanneke Ellerman  photo Hanneke Ellerman Hanneke Ellerman specialises in administrative law and planning and zoning law. She…
Fabian Horsting  photo Fabian Horsting Fabian Horsting specializes in real estate law, with a particular focus on…
Jeroen Kist  photo Jeroen Kist Jeroen Kist specializes in civil real estate law. He focusses mainly on…
Dorsa Mohammadi  photo Dorsa Mohammadi Dorsa Mohammadi specialises in administrative law (planning and zoning law). She advises,…
Wouter Post  photo Wouter Post Wouter Post joined the Amsterdam Bar in 1994. Since 2001 he has…
Irma Van den Berg  photo Irma Van den Berg Irma van den Berg specialises in general administrative law and planning and…
Daniël van Veen  photo Daniël van Veen Daniël van Veen specialises in real estate law. He advises and litigates…
Number of lawyers : 12
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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.