Iris Kieft > ENVIR Advocaten > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

ENVIR Advocaten
Jan van Goyenkade 10 III
1075 HP Amsterdam

Work Department

Environmental law, planning and zoning law, climate change and energy, environmental due diligence


Partner at ENVIR Advocaten. Iris Kieft specialises in environmental law (Seveso/Brzo, PGS, mining, REACH, waste, soil, noise, odour, energy efficiency, water, protection of Natura 2000 areas, protected species), planning and zoning law, and climate change and energy (including emissions trading and energy infrastructure).

Iris Kieft advises companies, developers and government bodies on planning and environmental aspects of development projects, consenting and transactions. She has a particular focus on planning and (environmental) consenting in the Dutch energy & infrastructure and real estate sectors. Her practice includes climate change and sustainable development. She also advises on regulatory and environmental aspects of M&A and real estate transactions and arbitrations.

Iris Kieft is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Academy of European Law (ERA).


2018-today Partner at ENVIR Advocaten
2017-2018 Lawyer at CMS Netherlands
2008-2017 Lawyer at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
2007 Junior lecturer European law at Radboud University, Nijmegen


Dutch, English


Dutch Environmental Lawyers Association


2009 Harvard Negotation Summers Workshops, Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School
2006-2008 Master of Laws in International and European Law, Radboud University, Nijmegen
2005-2006 Master of Laws in Comparative Constitutional Law, Central European University, Budapest
2001-2005 Bachelor of Laws in International and European Law, Radboud University, Nijmegen

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Environment and planning

(Next Generation Partners)

Iris KieftENVIR Advocaten

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‘.