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Wendela Raas

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Wendela is the managing partner of Dentons Boekel in Amsterdam and a board member of Dentons Europe.

Wendela is recognized by Chambers and Legal 500 as a ‘leading individual’ in the Netherlands for real estate matters. She focuses on commercial leases, real estate transactions and litigation. Wendela has acted for clients in some of the largest transactions in the Netherlands. She is also well known for multiple litigation matters that resulted in landmark cases before the Dutch Supreme Court. Her clients include leading institutional investors and project developers.

In 2017 Wendela was awarded an Honorary Professorship at Amity University Dubai in recognition of her competence and reputation in the area of real estate law. She gives guest lectures at the university’s faculty of law.

Wendela also teaches real estate law at various institutions, including the Amsterdam School of Real Estate (University of Amsterdam) and she publishes regularly. She is a member of the Royal Institution for Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Furthermore she is a member of the editorial board of the Dutch leading journal on landlord and tenant law. On occasions she has been a special advisor to the Dutch Government on tenant law related legislation.


Dutch, English.


Wendela is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. She was also a board member of the Netherlands Association of Landlord and Tenant Lawyers (2008 - 2017), a member, Advisory Committee on Landlord and Tenant law Legislation, established by the Netherlands Bar Association (2008 – 2015) and a member, Advisory Board of the Association of Young Real Estate Lawyers (2012 – to date). She publishes and teaches regularly in the field of landlord and tenant law  and was part of the editorial committee of WR, Tijdschrift voor huurrecht, a leading journal dealing with landlord and tenant law.


University of Leiden, admitted 1999.


Industry focus: retail

Within: Industry focus: retail

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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