Mrs Hanneke Ellerman > Six Advocaten > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Six Advocaten

Work Department

Real Estate


Hanneke Ellerman specialises in administrative law and planning and zoning law. She advises and conducts legal proceedings about, as a rule, complex zoning plan and planning procedures for the benefit of commercial and residential property development projects, the transformation and redevelopment of existing buildings as well as the related legal aspects involving the environment and nature conservation. In addition Hanneke has a wide experience in dealing with administrative law enforcement matters and general administrative law issues. Both developers and authorities regularly seek her assistance.


After she had graduated, Hanneke worked for the municipality of Amsterdam in various positions, including at the spatial planning policy department and as head of the Building Control Department in the Amsterdam South urban district. Between June 2000 and June 2013 Hanneke was employed as a lawyer with the Amsterdam law firm of Houthoff Buruma. On 1 June 2013 she joined Six Advocaten.


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Hanneke is a member of the Amsterdam supervisory council of the Netherlands Bar Association and is a member of the Board of Appeal of the Stichting Garantiewoning. She is also a member of various professional organizations, including the Vereniging van Bouwrecht-advocaten (Construction Lawyers Association), the Vereniging voor Bestuursrecht (Administrative Law Association) and the Vereniging voor Milieurecht (Environment Law Association).

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Environment and planning

Irma Van Den Berg, recognised for her provision of ‘well-thought through advice’, is at the helm of Six Advocaten‘s environment and planning practice. The team advises its portfolio of clients on a broad scope of matters, often including sustainability and ESG aspects of projects. it is also well equipped to handle zoning and permitting issues, which constitutes Anita Nijboer‘s particular area of expertise. ‘Sharp litigation lawyer’ Fleur Onrust, who joined from ENVIR Advocaten in March 2023, has a niche focus on nature conservation. Hanneke Ellerman is also key to the practice.