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Croon advocaten
De Haagsche Zwaan, 18e verdieping
Schenkkade 50
2595 AR Den Haag

Netherlands > Construction Tier 2

Croon advocaten specialises in construction and procurement law and focuses on incorporating technical knowledge into its practice. The firm is experienced advising contracting authorities in high-profile infrastructure and utility projects, with a recent focus on large energy transition projects, both onshore and offshore. The firm is active in historical renovations and is regularly instructed by ministries and public contractors across the Netherlands, including local and regional governments. The firm has a strong litigation capacity in front of civil courts and arbitration authorities, including the Arbitration Board for the Building Industry. The practice is led by Daniel Santurio González, Nienke Keus-Goldberg, Birgit Le Haen-De Croon and Georg Huith. Associate Louisa Engels advises contracting authorities on large construction and procurement projects, and regularly litigates both in civil courts and arbitration boards.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Santurio González; Nienke Keus-Goldberg; Birgit Le Haen- de Croon; Georg Huith

Other key lawyers:

Eric Verdult; Louisa Engels


‘The team I have worked with at Croon Advocaten is composed of skilled and very intelligent lawyers. They are experts in their field and are pragmatic, clear and succinct. They have a very efficient way of working. I trust that the team can get the job done and deliver what is expected of them.’

‘Georg Huith is a very experienced lawyer with a lot of knowledge in the field of construction and someone who knows what he is doing. Georg knows exactly which steps have to be taken and also which consequences and risks these steps can cause. Eric Verdult is also a great lawyer, easy-going, accessible and very nice to work with.’

‘Croon Advocaten is currently particularly active with innovative tender procedures and construction contract forms, such as the two-stage tendering process, alliances and early contractor involvement.’

‘Georg Huith and Eric Verdult have high knowledge of jurisprudence and literature in the field of construction law. Both are very precise and convincing in their work.’

‘Our experience is with Georg Huith and Louisa Engels. They know how to be critical when it comes to estimating probability in files, are very good at managing expectations and are very willing to do just a little more than what is required of them. They instil great trust in clients.’

‘The team of Croon lawyers is approachable and includes several specialists in the various subfields within construction and procurement law. Croon is characterised by accessible communication and short turnaround times.’

‘Georg Huith knows better than anyone how procurement law impacts the execution phase of construction projects. In his advice, Georg is brief but comprehensive, and knows how to highlight the risks. It is a pleasure to work with Georg: he puts his client first.’

‘Louisa Engels is an excellent lawyer in her field. She has strong analytical skills and a good understanding of the wishes and interests of her client. She is pragmatic, result driven and can translate complex legal matters into clear and understandable advice.’ 

Key clients

Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat)

Central Government Real Estate Agency (Rijksvastgoedbedrijf)

Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Kingdom

Province of Utrecht

Province of Flevoland

Province of South Holland

Municipality of Amsterdam

Municipality of The Hague

Municipality of Utrecht

Municipality of Etten-Leur

Water control board Aa en Maas

Water control board Hollandse Delta

Water control board van Delfland

Royal palace ‘Paleis Het Loo’

Museum The Mauritshuis

Frame Participations B.V.

ASR Vastgoed B.V.


TenneT TSO

Chamber of Commerce

Corporate Tender Board

Work highlights

  • Advising the Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management regarding the renovation works on the Van Brienenoordbrug.
  • Advising Paleis Het Loo regarding the renovation of the historical royal palace and the underground expansion.
  • Representing the Municipality of Utrecht in court proceedings following arbitration proceedings before the Arbitration board for the Building Industry regarding sound leaks between the different music halls in the music complex Tivoli Vredenburg.