Firm Profile > ENVIR Advocaten > Amsterdam, Netherlands

ENVIR Advocaten
Jan van Goyenkade 10 III
1075 HP Amsterdam
Netherlands

Netherlands > Environment and planning Tier 2

Boutique environmental specialist ENVIR Advocaten focuses entirely on public law. As an advisor to the government, the firm is well-positioned to advise on issues such as how to deal with nitrogen deposits in protected areas. Conservation law, zoning and planning are also key areas of focus. Marieke Kaajan  handles relevant permits for large industrial and sustainable energy projects. Fleur Onrust advises and litigates on spatial planning matters for businesses, developers and municipalities. Since publication, Iris Kieft left the firm.

Other key lawyers:

Marieke Kaajan; Fleur Onrust

Testimonials

‘A strong team of environmental law experts’.

‘Niche firm, but can handle big cases on environmental law’.

‘ENVIR Advocaten is one of the leading law firms in the Netherlands in the field of environmental law’.

‘Its staff consists of very experienced lawyers with a lot of expertise in environmental, planning and administrative law’.

‘Marieke Kaajan, is an outstanding lawyer and one of the best in the country in this area of law’.

‘Fleur Onrust was very fast in understanding the issue that needed solving and provided the project with a very useful solution’.

‘ENVIR Advocaten has very experienced lawyers, which includes some of the best in the field’.

Key clients

Province of Limburg

VNO-NCW

EEW Energy from Waste

Chidda Vastgoed B.V.

Buren Legal

Le Garage B.V.

Rutgers and Posch

Metaalhandel de Horne

A Dutch representative of agricultural companies in the Netherlands

Lautratex B.V.

The firm: Public law boutique ENVIR Advocaten exclusively focuses on providing its clients with public law advice and support. Based in Amsterdam, ENVIR was founded in 2014 by partners Marieke Kaajan and Fleur Onrust. ENVIR Advocaten opened its Leeuwarden office in 2019. The Leeuwarden office is headed by Derek Sietses.

ENVIR Advocaten is recognised in the field as the specialist in environmental law, including nature conservation, (sustainable) energy, and zoning and planning. ENVIR also handles general administrative law matters such as administrative enforcement and subsidies and supports corporate law firms with public law questions in M&A, financing and real estate transactions. Its client base mainly consists of companies and government bodies active in the following sectors: industry, energy (including renewables), real estate, aviation, education, health care, and infrastructure.

Clients are mainly companies and the (semi-)public sector, operating or involved in various sectors, such as energy (including renewable energy generation and wind energy), climate change, (chemical) industry, aviation, real estate, infrastructure, hospitality and health care.

The lawyers of ENVIR publish and teach frequently on several environmental and administrative law issues in legal periodicals and with renowned legal knowledge institutions.

Photo Name Position Profile
 Marieke Kaajan  photo Marieke Kaajan Marieke Kaajan, co-founder and partner at ENVIR Advocaten, is one of the…
 Fleur Onrust photo Fleur Onrust Fleur Onrust is partner and co-founder of Envir Advocaten. Fleur Onrust represents…
 Derek Sietses  photo Derek Sietses Derek Sietses joined ENVIR in 2019 as partner from Trip Advocaten. Derek…
Number of lawyers : 3
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Diversity is a fundamental tenet of ENVIR Advocaten’s philosophy. ENVIR Advocaten endeavours to treat everyone with respect and consideration and offers a workplace in which all are welcome regardless of gender, marital status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation or age. ENVIR Advocaten encourages new and creative ways of thinking and working and values the contributions and perspectives of all, especially those with different experiences, ideas and ways of working, which contributes to its continuing success.

Pro Bono Work

To ENVIR Advocaten and its lawyers, social commitment is an integral part of the legal profession. For that reason, ENVIR Advocaten has been an active member of the Pro Bono Club since its launch in December 2016.

The Pro Bono Club (www.probonoclub.nl) is a platform that brings NGOs and CSOs seamlessly into contact with enthusiastic lawyers and other legal service providers who are willing to undertake pro bono services for such organizations. The Pro Bono Club believes that the activities of both large and small associations, foundations and other organizations are invaluable for Dutch society. Not only because of their social goals but also because they connect people, which enriches and strengthens our society. Moreover, it is fulfilling to help others, especially when they are in need of assistance. The Pro Bono Club has more than 100 committed legal service providers as members who subscribe to this philosophy.


Diversity is a fundamental tenet of ENVIR Advocaten’s philosophy. ENVIR Advocaten endeavours to treat everyone with respect and consideration and offers a workplace in which all are welcome regardless of gender, marital status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation or age. ENVIR Advocaten encourages new and creative ways of thinking and working and values the contributions and perspectives of all, especially those with different experiences, ideas and ways of working, which contributes to its continuing success.

Pro Bono Work

To ENVIR Advocaten and its lawyers, social commitment is an integral part of the legal profession. For that reason, ENVIR Advocaten has been an active member of the Pro Bono Club since its launch in December 2016.

The Pro Bono Club (www.probonoclub.nl) is a platform that brings NGOs and CSOs seamlessly into contact with enthusiastic lawyers and other legal service providers who are willing to undertake pro bono services for such organizations. The Pro Bono Club believes that the activities of both large and small associations, foundations and other organizations are invaluable for Dutch society. Not only because of their social goals but also because they connect people, which enriches and strengthens our society. Moreover, it is fulfilling to help others, especially when they are in need of assistance. The Pro Bono Club has more than 100 committed legal service providers as members who subscribe to this philosophy.