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Paul Wanders

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Paul Wanders is a partner in our Amsterdam office and focuses on real estate transactions. He practices commercial leasing law and is an experienced litigator in all kinds of real estate matters. He also advises clients on professional liability law, in particular for notaries, insurers, lawyers and real estate agents.

Paul lectures on landlord and tenant law at the University of Amsterdam for the Amsterdam School of Real Estate, the Estate Agency Training Centre and the Grotius Real Estate specialization course. He also is a legal adviser to the Amsterdam Association of Real Estate Agents.

Paul is involved on a regular basis in real estate related transactions for inter alia Peek & Cloppenburg, Aachener Grund, WP Carey, MPC, DBN, Union Investment, BouwInvest and others.


Paul Wanders MRICS focuses on commercial property transactions. Besides commercial property transactions, Paul is an expert litigator in all kinds of property (finance) related matters with a focus on professional liability (of Notaries, real estate agents and lawyers). Paul also practices commercial tenancy law.


Dutch, English, German.


Paul is a Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. He lectures in landlord and tenant law at the University of Amsterdam for the Amsterdam School of Real Estate and at the Estate Agency Training Centre. He also is a legal adviser to the Amsterdam Association of Real Estate Agents and a member of the Civil Law Procedure Study Group.


University of Amsterdam and Groningen, admitted 1989.


Industry focus: retail

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The Dentons Boekel¬†team is highly rated for the depth of service it offers clients, especially with regard to real estate matters. Managing partner Wendela Raas¬†heads the real estate practice; he and senior associate Jeroen de Clercq¬†inspire 'confidence in their expertise'.¬†The 'knowledgeable and experienced' Paul Wanders, Midas Lagerweij¬†and Justine van Lochum¬†are considered 'a pleasure to work with'. The team continues to advise¬†Unibail-Rodamco following its merger with Westfield; assisting on the¬†‚ā¨500m redevelopment of the Leidsenhage retail park, due to be rebranded 'Mall of the Netherlands'.¬†It is also assisting Under Armour on all aspects of the development of its new European headquarters.

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Dentons Boekel is popular not only for its 'extensive knowledge of the real estate market and very pragmatic approach' but also because 'they are nice people to work with'. Dirk-Jan Gondrie is reported to be 'an exceptional and business-oriented lawyer' and Bas van Schouwenburg is 'also an amazing professional who has great knowledge of his field of expertise'. Managing partner Wendela Raas who heads the real estate team, Paul Wanders, Ines van Dijk, and senior associate Jeroen Le Clerq are also recommended. Altera Vastgoed, Breevast, Hines and Park Hotels and Resorts are among its clients.

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