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Hemwood
KEIZERSGRACHT 477
1017 DL AMSTERDAM
Netherlands

Netherlands > Environment and planning Tier 3

Hemwood fields ‘a highly specialised team dedicated to environment and planning’. Led by Eefje Van Bommel, the practice acts for real estate clients primarily on the zoning and planning aspects of mixed-purpose buildings and properties, as well as on the (re)development of inner-city housing projects; it also has a noteworthy contentious and litigation capability.

Practice head(s):

Eefje van Bommel

Other key lawyers:

Gijs Heutink; Anneke Franken van Bloemendaal

Testimonials

A very friendly atmosphere and good use is made of the strengths of different team members.

Eefje van Bommel is extremely well connected and known for her skills on environmental law.

Eefje van Bommel can make complex situations simple and is able to convince both parties, using her well developed social skills.

Eefje van Bommel is always on top and knows everything.

Clear, in-depth knowledge of the field that translates into understandable and well-motivated advice.

Eefje van Bommel, who leads the practice, is probably the most knowledgeable lawyer in the field.

They stand out in expertise and creativity.

Hemwood is a specialised boutique firm which maintains the highest standards in client contact and knowledge.

Key clients

Ahold

AM Real Estate Developments

Amvest

Amway Corporation

Annexum

APF International

AS Watson

Ashendene

ASR

Amrath Hotels & Restaurants

Bauhaus

Being Development

Bidfood

Bloemenheuvel

Borghese

Bouwinvest

Bun Groep

Breevast

Camelot

Caransa Groep

Centrum voor Zorg/Zadelhoff

COD

Coltavast

CompaNanny

Coronel Beheermaatschappij

De Bijenkorf

Doniger Vastgoed

Centrum voor Zorg

Dutch Green Company

Dutch Seafood Group

Equinix (EMEA)

Esprit

FNG (Claudia Sträter, Miss Etam, Expresso)

Fortress Investment Group

Greentree Properties

GebouwWest

HB Capital

HBB Groep

HBC Projectontwikkeling

Heren2

HG International

Hillborgh

Hines

Holland Immo Group

Hoorne Vastgoed

Hotels van Oranje

Innova Investments

IVY Group

Kleingouw Vastgoed

KNSF Vastgoed

Koopmans Bouwgroep

Laagraven Investments

Laeitana Vastgoed Consultancy

Levi Strauss

Maarsen Groep

Marathon Fund

Merin

Metro Properties (Makro)

Montea

Mooijer Vastgoed

MRP

Multi Corporation

Municipalities: Almere, Hoorn, Hulst, Schiedam, Sliedrecht, Soest, Tilburg, Uithoorn, Weesp and Westland

Nautix

Open development

Patrizia

Peak Development

Plus Vastgoed

PVH (Hilfiger/Calvin Klein)

Quan

Rabobank Nederland

Redevco

Revive

Rockspring

Rotterdam Urban Development

Spaansen Holding

Stadsbehoud

Stadgenoot

Stadswaarde

Stichting De Oude Kerk

Stichting Paleis het Loo

Suit Supply

Syntrus Achmea

TBI

Timeless

Van der Valk Investments

Van der Vorm Vastgoed

Van Lanschot Bankiers

Vastint

Verus Eerstelijns

Vivera Food Groep

VolkerWessels

Vomar

Waal

Wereldhave

Zinc RE

Work highlights

  • Advising Centrum voor Zorg/Zadelhoff on all the zoning plan and environmental matters regarding the redevelopment of the former Amsterdam Hospital Slotervaart.
  • Advising Vastint on the redevelopment of the Leeuwenburg building, including the zoning and permitting procedures and contracting with the Municipality of Amsterdam.
  • Advising Borghese/Kingsbridge on the integrated redevelopment of the Klein Plaspoelpolder area in Leidschendam (Den Hague), including the development of apartment buildings and office space.

Netherlands > Real estate Tier 5

Hemwood fields ‘a great team with highly skilled professionals’, which advises on large inner-city development and redevelopment projects, transformation projects and mixed-use projects across the Netherlands. Gijs Heutink and Sonja Van Der Kamp head up the team, which is also active in contentious matters and handles real estate-related litigation and arbitration proceedings.

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The Real Estate team are keen to solve issues’.

‘Niels van Tamelen gives you the idea that you are his only client’.

‘Niels van Tamelen is relaxed, friendly and simplifies issues’.

‘You are not treated like a number’.

‘Everything is highly professional and it feels like they care about you as a client’.

‘They have a lot of knowledge, are very flexible, easy to work with and achieve good results for us’.

‘Sonja Van Der Kamp has great knowledge and is very pleasant to work with’.

‘Niels van Tamelen delivers every time’.

Key clients

Ahold

America Today

AM Real Estate Developments

Amvest

Amway Corporation

Annexum

APF International

AS Watson

Ashendene

ASR

Amrath Hotels & Restaurants

Bakels & Ouwerkerk Bouwgroep BOB

Bauhaus

Being Development

Bidfood

Bloemenheuvel B.V.

Borghese

Bouwinvest

Bun Groep

Bridges Real Estate

Breevast

Camelot

Caransa Groep B.V.

Claire’s

COD

Coltavast

CompaNanny

Coronel Beheermaatschappij

De Bijenkorf

Doniger Vastgoed

Dreef Beheer (Dekamarkt)

Dutch Green Company

Dutch Seafood Group

EDGE technologies

ERA Contour

Equinix (EMEA)

Esprit

Fortress Investment Group

Greentree Properties

GebouwWest

Grolsch bierbrouwerij

HB Capital

HBB Groep

HBC Projectontwikkeling

Heren2

Het Zwarte Fietsenplan-HZF

HG International B.V.

Hines

Holland Immo Group

Hoorne Vastgoed

Hotels van Oranje

Innova Investments B.V.

IVY Group

Kingsbridge Investments

KEES – MARK tower utrecht

Kleingouw Vastgoed

KNSF Vastgoed

Koopmans Bouwgroep

Laeitana Vastgoed Consultancy

Levi Strauss

Maarsen Groep

Marathon Fund

Merin

Metro Properties (Makro)

Montea

Mooijer Vastgoed

Motel One

Multi Corporation

Municipality of Almere

Municipality of Hoorn

Municipality of Schiedam

Municipality of Sliedrecht

Municipality of Soest

Municipality of Tilburg

Municipality of Uithoorn

Municipality of Weesp

Municipality of Westland

Patrizia

Paulman Investments

Peak Development

PLUS Vastgoed

PVH (Hilfiger/Calvin Klein)

Quan

Rabobank Nederland

Redevco

Retailpark Den Bosch BV

Revive

Rockspring

Spaansen Holding

Stadgenoot

Stadswaarde

Steengoed B.V.

Stichting De Oude Kerk

Stichting Paleis het Loo

Suit Supply B.V.

Syntrus Achmea

TBI P.J. van Eesteren

Ten Have Groep (Europahave)

Timeless

Van der Valk Investments B.V.

Van der Vorm Vastgoed B.V.

Van Lanschot Kempen

Van Rossum Vastgoed

Vastint

Verus

Vivera Food Groep

VolkerWessels

Vomar

Waal V.O.F.

Wereldhave N.V.

Zinc RE

Work highlights

  • Advising Borghese Real Estate on KPP Leidschendam – the integrated redevelopment of Klein Plaspoelpolder area in Leidschendam.
  • Representing Coltavast B.V. in litigation against Metroprop B.V. relating to a dispute arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Advising Montea N.V. on all Dutch real estate work, resulting in several major transactions and developments in 2021.

The firm

The firm was formed in 2005 as a niche in administrative and property law by former Hogan Lovells equity partner Gijs Heutink. It has since gained in size up to five partners, seven lawyers and three staff members. The firm is now known as a top-tier firm in its niche on administrative, environmental and property law. The work scope has been extended from a particular focus on administrative, European and environmental law to a full scope on the real estate and government industry.

Areas of practice

Hemwood is a boutique law firm specialising in government and regulatory (environment and planning), real estate and construction. The firm consists of twelve lawyers (five partners and seven associates). It is proud to serve and advise first-tier clients: (re)developers, real estate investors, banks, retailers, construction companies and government. The firm is best known for complex inner-city (re)developments (retail, residential, mixed purposes) and large-scale projects (outlet centres, large-scale retail projects, heavy industries). Hemwood focuses on both litigation and advising on permits, zoning and environmental issues, and construction and procurement, and property and development contracts.

Relevant partner expertise: Eefje van Bommel in all issues on building permits, zoning and planning including transformations and environment. Gijs Heutink in large-scale retail or residential projects, including construction and procurement, restructuring of zoning plans and related contracts. Iskander Haverkate in zoning and planning, especially related to European law issues.

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Project development, zoning and planning
Environmental and administrative
Property and commercial landlord and tenant
European law
Public procurement and tenders
Construction
Commercial and administrative litigation and arbitration
Number of lawyers : 12
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