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


Co-founder and partner at ENVIR Advocaten. Marieke Kaajan specialises in nature conservation law (protection of Natura 2000 areas and protected species), spatial planning, environmental law (Seveso/Brzo, PGS, mining, REACH, waste, soil, noise, odour, energy, water) and general administrative law.

Marieke Kaajan’s practice includes litigation and advice for large development projects such as windparks, power plants and industrial sites and litigation and advice on zoning plans. Her clients include developers, businesses and government bodies.

Marieke Kaajan regularly publishes and lectures on nature conservation and environmental law. She co-authored a book on nature conservation law in 2017, the Kluwer publication “Tekst and commentaar” on the Act on Nature Conservation and she is a permanent annotator of the Dutch Journal of Environmental Law.

Marieke Kaajan is a board member of the Dutch Construction Law Association and a deputy judge at the district court of East-Brabant, sector administrative law.


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

Boutique firm ENVIR Advocaten is a known specialist in environmental law particularly on nature conservation, zoning and planning issues. The firm also assists with environmental and regulatory aspects of M&A transactions. Key individuals on the team include Marieke Kaajan, Fleur Onrust, and Iris Kieft. Onrust advised Chidda Vastgoed on permit and protected species requirement proceedings for the redevelopment of land in the port of Amsterdam. Clients praise the team’s ability to understand the ‘business needs of the client‘.