Public Law - Netherlands
Basic facts about the department
- 4 partners
- 20 other qualified lawyers
What the team is known for Highly regarded planning and environmental law practice, best known for large-scale energy, water and infrastructure projects. Other focuses of the public law team include financial and economic regulatory law, which is handled in conjunction with lawyers from the firm's white-collar crime department.
Work highlights Representing the private owner of the Hedwigepolder in litigation against the Dutch state's plans to submerge the polder.
Advising Renault Netherlands on its lobbying of the Dutch state to institute a fiscal distinction between hybrid and full electric vehicles.
Practice co-head Jan Frans De Groot specialises in planning, zoning and project development, and represents corporations and project developers. He advised Eneco on a range of matters, including the zoning plan for an offshore wind farm.
Robert Crince le Roy advises on administrative law, with a strong focus on environmental matters. He recently advised companies and local authorities on zoning plans for residential, commercial and industrial developments.
Marry de Gaay Fortman's expertise is in PPP projects, governance issues and planning requirements for the energy sector and heavy industry. She recently advised Chevron on a case of potential soil and groundwater contamination.
Significant clients Eneco, Tata Steel, Salvation Army, Kemira, PPG Industries.