NewGround Law B.V. > AMSTERDAM, Netherlands > Firm Profile

NewGround Law B.V.
Gustav Mahlerplein 27
Symphony Offices, 5th floor

Netherlands > Environment and planning Tier 2

Fielding a team ‘with lots of experiences at the major law firms’, NewGround Law B.V.’s ‘boutique style really shows their personal and dedicated approach’. The practice undertakes a considerable volume of zoning and environmental matters related to large real estate projects and also handles associated disputes and litigation as necessary. Erwin Noordover, a January 2021 arrival from ENVIR Advocaten now co-heads the team alongside Anne-Marie Klijn and André Gaastra. Klijn has vast experience in administrative, spatial planning and environmental law, as well as in government liability and enforcement matters.

Practice head(s):

Anne-Marie Klijn; André Gaastra; Erwin Noordover

Other key lawyers:

Pieter van der Woerd


Erwin Noordover is great to work with; fast, smart and with a good feeling of the dynamics.

NewGround Law is our top advisor for complex legal issues concerning objections to the zoning plan procedures and contract issues with developers and governmental parties.

We have dealt with some of other firms, which are bigger firms and we believe that the approach of NGL sets them apart.

We are proud to be working with this law firm that has a human dimension and still delivers all the products we need.’

NGL gave us the best service and when there were urgent matters they were always available to help us in very short time with high-quality advice.

NewGround Law is very knowledgeable in their field.

‘We can quickly spar with them about possible procedure options, and they are able to support us in determining the strategy for developments.

Anne-Marie Klijn is very knowledgeable.

Key clients


Boelens De Gruyter

Bouwfonds property development (BPD)


Center Parcs Europe

Deka Immobilien Investment


Flow Real Estate

G&S Vastgoed

Gemeenschappelijke Regeling Nieuw Reijerwaard


Janssen de Jong Projectontwikkeling


Lingotto Utrecht

OVG Real Estate/Edge Technologies

Pelt & Hooykaas


Pure Energie

Stichting Gebiedsontwikkeling aan de Maas (STIGAM)

SW Laakveld (Momevent Real Estate & Van Deursen Group)




Work highlights

  • Acting as advisors to a consortium of developers (Boelens de Gruyter, BPD , AM, Greystar, Janssen de Jong Projectontwikkeling and Lingotto Utrecht) on all legal aspects required for realising multiple buildings comprising 4-6.000 apartments and other non-residential units, in one of the Netherlands’ largest inner-city developments.
  • Advisors to Stichting Gebiedsontwikkeling aan de Maas on all public law aspects related to a unique, 600,000 square-metre inner-city redevelopment of an entire neighbourhood, comprising residential areas, sports facilities, restaurants, retail, leisure and catering, and cultural initiatives, with the new 63,000-seat Feyenoord football stadium acting as catalyst.
  • Advising Edge Technologies on all public law aspects (planning/zoning, nitrogen emissions, environmental permits) required for the redevelopment of ABN AMRO Bank’s 98,000 square-metre national headquarters.

Netherlands > Real estate Tier 4

NewGround Law B.V. has notable expertise in real estate, environmental and administrative law, and handles both contentious and non-contentious matters. It is experienced in transactional work, development and redevelopment issues, financings, leasing matters and arbitration proceedings. Erwin Noordover joined from ENVIR Advocaten in February 2021 and now leads the team alongside André Gaastra, Cynthia De Witt Wijnen, Charles van Rijckevorsel and Anne-Marie Klijn.


‘The team is very well trained, professional, diverse and client-oriented’.

‘As a client, you don’t feel like a number, like with the bigger firms’.

‘Cynthia de Witt Wijnen is a very experienced, highly responsive and skilful negotiator’.

‘Boutique size, with all specialisms in-house related to the real estate praxis’.

‘Charles van Rijckevorsel, Cynthia de Witt Wijnen and Anne Marie Klein are leading real estate lawyers/notaries’.

Key clients

Distri Development 3.0 B.V.

Liste AG


Corpus Sireo Real Estate

Swiss Life

Aviva Real Estate Investors

Deka Immobilien Investment GmbH

BNP Paribas Real Estate Investments

WestInvest Gesellschaft für Investmentfonds mbH


Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate GmbH

Centacon B.V.

Knotel, Inc.

LRC Group

Aroundtown SA

Breevast B.V.

OVG Real Estate

British School

Garbe Industrial Real Estate GmbH

AutoBinck Vastgoed Nederland B.V.

LyondellBasell Industries N.V.

Avebe U.A.

Center Parcs

Hexion B.V.

Kuwait family office

LHI Luxembourg Group

Siblu France SAS

The Larmag Group

Fred Developers B.V.

Work highlights

  • Advised Deka Immobilien on the €200m acquisition of the landmark Terrace Tower building in Amsterdam.
  • Advised Swiss Life on the €125m acquisition of a residential building in Rotterdam called The Lee Towers I in Rotterdam.

NewGround Law is a top-tier independent law firm, started in 2019, and has since grown into a team of over 30 lawyers, civil-law notaries, employees and six partners.

NEWGROUND stands for making the difference by pushing boundaries and breaking market conventions. The firm provides legal services in real estate matters in the broadest sense such as commercial real estate transactions, real estate financing, property development, acquisition and (re)development, management, rental property, (re)leasing, dispute resolution and furthermore in the areas of environmental, zoning and planning matters, area (re)development, energy transition, supervision and enforcement, sustainability, and Clean Tech.

The clientele of NewGround Law consists of large (inter)national institutional investors and prominent project developers from both the public and private sectors, municipalities and private and public corporations.

Main areas of law
Administrative law
Construction law and contracting
Contract and notarial law
Property law
Tenancy law
Environmental law
(Sustainable) energy and regulatory law
Planning law and zoning

Practice areas
Advisory services
Transactional guidance
Notarial practice

Public Law, Environmental and Planning Law, Commercial Litigation Anne-Marie 6 50 21 39 54
Property Law, Tenancy Law, Construction and Contract Law, Dispute Resolution Charles van 6 55 71 65 95
Transactions guidance and Notarial Practice Cynthia de Witt 6 15 34 90 27
Public Law, Environmental and Planning Law, Dispute Resolution, Energy Law André 6 29 31 31 20
Energy Law, Clean Tech, Environmental law Erwin 6 50 24 6 991
Property Law, Tenancy Law, Construction and Contract Law, Dispute Resolution Renée 6 18 52 62 24
Janneke Berendsen photoMr Janneke BerendsenAttorney-at-law
Ron Bisschop photoMr Ron BisschopAttorney-at-law
Renée Fennis photoMr Renée FennisPartner | Attorney-at-law
André Gaastra photoMr André GaastraPartner |  Attorney-at-law
Birgitte Gerrissen-Prins photoMr Birgitte Gerrissen-PrinsCandidate civil-law-notary
Marie-Claire Headley photoMr Marie-Claire HeadleyAttorney-at-law
Rieneke Jager photoMr Rieneke JagerAttorney-at-law
Anne-Marie Klijn photoMr Anne-Marie KlijnPartner | Attorney-at-law
Erwin Noordover photoMr Erwin NoordoverPartner | Attorney-at-law
Victoria Rakovitch photoMr Victoria RakovitchAttorney-at-law
Cynthia de Witt Wijnen photoMr Cynthia de Witt WijnenPartner | Civil-Law Notary
Charles van Rijckevorsel photoMr Charles van RijckevorselPartner | Attorney-at-law
Number of partners : 6
Number of lawyers and civil law notaries : 24