Marieke Kaajan > ENVIR Advocaten > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

ENVIR Advocaten
Jan van Goyenkade 10 III
1075 HP Amsterdam

Work Department

Environmental law, administrative law, nature conservation law


Marieke Kaajan, co-founder and partner at ENVIR Advocaten, is one of the specialists in Nature Conservation Law in the Netherlands and is also well known for her in-depth knowledge of environmental law, planning and zoning law. When, in May 2019, the Dutch Council of State annulled the Dutch nitrogen action programme due to non-compliance with EU law, several national and regional television and radio programs asked Marieke Kaajan to explain this judgment and its consequences.

For her out of the box solutions and strategic advice in proceedings as well as in obtaining permits Marieke Kaajan is engaged by Ministries, Provinces, municipalities and developers for projects with high financial or political impact. Within her field of expertise, Marieke Kaajan is involved in all relevant permits for many large industrial and sustainable energy projects (e.g. large wind farms onshore and offshore).

Marieke publishes and teaches frequently about several environmental and Nature Conservation law issues.


2014-today Co-founder and partner at ENVIR Advocaten
2001-2014 Lawyer at Stibbe


Dutch, English


Dutch Environmental Lawyers Association, Dutch Construction Law Association


2009 Mini MBA at INSEAD
1997-2001 Master of Science in Public Administration, Utrecht University
1999-2000 Master of Laws in Administrative Law, Radboud University, Nijmegen
1996-1999 Bachelor of Laws, VU Amsterdam

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Environment and planning

(Leading individuals)

Marieke KaajanENVIR Advocaten

Boutique public law specialist ENVIR Advocaten handles a range of planning, environmental and zoning matters, and has ‘very profound knowledge of EU nature protection law’. The team – which acts for energy, construction and public sector clients – has particular experience in relation to the Netherlands’ nitrogen deposition crisis. Marieke Kaajan is recommended for permitting issues, while Fleur Onrust represents clients in litigation and administrative-enforcement proceedings. However, Erwin Noordover left for NewGround Law B.V. and Iris Kieft  left for NautaDutilh during the course of 2021.