Firm Profile > Six Advocaten > Amsterdam, Netherlands

Six Advocaten
IJDOK 25
1013 MM AMSTERDAM
Netherlands

Netherlands > Construction Tier 2

Boutique Six Advocaten is well regarded for planning and environmental issues, litigation and transactions. The firm is seeing an uptick in instructions from the healthcare and infrastructure sectors and has a niche expertise in the development, sale and acquisition and lease of student housing and hotels. Fabian Horsting heads the practice. Leon Burgersdijk counts project developers, construction companies, housing corporations and municipalities among his client base.

Practice head(s):

Fabian Horsting

Other key lawyers:

Wouter Post; Leon Burgersdijk

Key clients

BPD Development

MN Pension Fund for Metal and Technology Industry

Paribus Immobilien Asset management GmbH

Ballast Nedam

Lingotto

PVH Group (Tommy Hilfiger)

Rabobank

CBRE Global Investors

Yisheng Group

AVEBE

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

Netherlands > Environment and planning Tier 3

The environment and planning team at Six Advocaten focuses on the real estate sector, handling advisory work, litigation and transactions. With experience in the development, sale and acquisition, and lease of housing and hotels, the firm also handles infrastructure and inner-city development projects. Under the leadership of Irma van den Berg, the practice is well-regarded for zoning and environmental law, and general administrative law.

Practice head(s):

Irma van den Berg

Other key lawyers:

Hanneke Ellerman

Testimonials

‘Hanneke Ellerman is a very solid lawyer and a fine person to work with’.

‘Hands-on, rapid responders’.

‘They involve the right people from their firm when necessary and have a no-nonsense mentality’.

‘Lots of experience with our kind of business’.

‘In comparison to other firms, they act instead of talk about what they could do for you’.

‘They provide knowledge of all relevant specialisms’.

‘Quick and thorough answers, but above all very accessible’.

‘Nice agency to work with’.

Key clients

Amrath Hotels

Bouwfonds Property Development (BPD)

Lingotto

AM Real Estate Development

A&O Hostels

Parteon

HSB Ontwikkeling B.V.

NWO-1 / Astron

City of Amsterdam

MN Pension Fund for Metal and Technology Industry

CBRE Global Investors

Netherlands > Real estate Tier 3

Six Advocaten provides ‘down-to-earth, no-nonsense pragmatic advice’ on real estate, construction, regulatory and procurement law. The team is adept at handling transactions and litigation, and environment and planning matters. The practice has noted expertise in the development, sale and acquisition and lease of student housing and hotels. Leon Burgersdijk heads the team.

Practice head(s):

Leon Burgersdijk

Other key lawyers:

Femke Borst; Wouter Post; Jeroen Kist

Testimonials

‘They have rental, administrative, procurement and competition law expertise in-house at a very high level’.

‘It is a great, diverse group of people with different backgrounds who are very passionate about what they do’.   

‘Leon Burgersdijk is very service-minded and very strong in terms of content’.

Key clients

BPD Development

MN Pension Fund for Metal and Technology Industry

Royal BAM group

Paribus Immobilien Asset management GmbH

Lingotto

PVH Group (Tommy Hilfiger)

Rabobank

CBRE Global Investors

Amrath Hotels

Triodos Bank

City of Amsterdam

Indigo Invest

Calzedonia

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
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
Photo Name Position Profile
Mrs Femke Borst  photo Mrs Femke Borst Femke Borst has a profound knowledge of landlord and tenant law and…
Mr Leon Burgersdijk  photo Mr Leon Burgersdijk Leon Burgersdijk specialises in construction law and real estate law. He has…
Mr Benno Den Teuling  photo Mr Benno Den Teuling Benno den Teuling is active in all areas of private building law.…
Mrs Hanneke Ellerman  photo Mrs Hanneke Ellerman Hanneke Ellerman specialises in administrative law and planning and zoning law. She…
Mr Fabian Horsting  photo Mr Fabian Horsting Fabian Horsting specializes in real estate law, with a particular focus on…
Mr Jeroen Kist  photo Mr Jeroen Kist Jeroen Kist specializes in civil real estate law. He focusses mainly on…
Ms Dorsa Mohammadi  photo Ms Dorsa Mohammadi Dorsa Mohammadi specialises in administrative law (planning and zoning law). She advises,…
Mr Wouter Post  photo Mr Wouter Post Wouter Post joined the Amsterdam Bar in 1994. Since 2001 he has…
Ms Irma Van den Berg  photo Ms Irma Van den Berg Irma van den Berg specialises in general administrative law and planning and…
Mr Daniël van Veen  photo Mr Daniël van Veen Daniël van Veen specialises in real estate law. He advises and litigates…
Number of lawyers : 12
Dutch
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.