Jacques Sluysmans
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Jacques Sluysmans

Jacques Sluysmans' expertise encompasses civil law, administrative law and (economic) criminal law. Because of the particularly broad scope of his practice, he is able to view and assess multi-faceted problems in their entirety. This ensures short lines of communication with clients, an integrated approach and a tight grip on legal costs.

He advises and litigates on both private law and public law matters, often operating in the interface between these two. His practice has a particular focus on liability and energy law. He also supports his clients with legislative projects, advising them on how and to what extent proposed legislation may influence their businesses. He assists them with developing and pursuing a strategy that will help lead to acceptable legislation and regulations.

Jacques obtained his PhD in Law from Leiden University in 2011. In addition to his private practice, he has been a professor of expropriation law at Radboud University Nijmegen since 2013. The cross-pollination of his legal practice with his academic role yields useful and invaluable insights for his clients.

Jacques is also active as a binding advisor and as an arbitrator for the NAI and others. He is the chairman of the Zuydasdok Compensation Committee, the chairman of the Construction Law Association, the chairman of the Expropriation Law Association. He is also a member of the Advisory Council of the Association of Young Real Estate Lawyers and the International Expert Group on Expropriation.

Industry focus

  • (Sustainable) energy
  • Industrial sector
  • Government

Areas of expertise

  • Energy
  • Land acquisition and exploitation
  • Liability and damages
  • Supreme Court litigation


Here are some examples of Jacque’s experience:

  • He has litigated many cases in the lower courts, the appellate courts and the Supreme Court on matters relating to government liability law, including Pannenkoekenhuis De Kabouter, Direks/Venray, Fabricom/Staat and Van Zoggel/Den Bosch;
  • He has assisted various courts as chairman of the committee of court-appointed experts charged with advising the court on the extent of compensation for expropriation;
  • He has assisted various parties in short-term and long-term proceedings concerning the expropriation of the securities and assets of SNS Bank and SNS Reaal;
  • He has assisted various manufacturing companies in criminal proceedings relating to environmental incidents and issues concerning the 2015 Major Accidents Decree (Brzo 2015);
  • Jacques is counsel for a large number of water companies, whom he assists in both administrative and private law matters;
  • He was involved in all parliamentary surveys that took place under the 2008 Parliamentary Survey Act, and was indeed the only lawyer in the Netherlands to do so;
  • He advises and litigates on behalf of a large number of energy companies regarding the proposed exploration or exploitation of oil and gas, both onshore and offshore.


Professional associations

  • Binding advisor and arbitrator for the NAI and others
  • Chairman of the Zuydasdok Compensation Committee
  • Chairman of the Construction Law Association
  • Chairman of the Expropriation Law Association
  • Member of the Advisory Council of the Association of Young Real Estate Lawyers
  • Member of the International Expert Group on Expropriation


Jahr wählen:
Name Titel Veröffentlicht in
Jacques Sluysmans, Nikky van Triet Reclaiming Property: Changes of Purpose or Non-realization of Public Purpose aft Rethinking Expropriation Law I: Public Interest in Expropriation, Eleven International Publishing 2015, p.185-207
Jacques Sluysmans The Principle of Good Governance in Expropriation Law Rethinking Expropriation Law II: Context, Criteria, and Consequences of Expropriation, Eleven International Publishing 2015, p. 299-314
Jacques Sluysmans Verleden en toekomst van de deskundige in het onteigeningsrecht Overheid & Aansprakelijkheid (O&A), december 2015, Afl. 4, O&A 2015/89
Jacques Sluysmans Noot bij Afdeling Bestuursrechtspraak Raad van State 12 augustus 2015, ECLI:NL:RVS:2015:2592 (Gedoogbeschikking. Vorderen belangen redelijkerwijs onteigening? Artikel 1 EP) Tijdschrift voor Bouwrecht (TBR), november 2015, Nr. 11, TBR 2015/179
Jacques Sluysmans Noot bij Hoge Raad 14 augustus 2015, ECLI:NL:HR:2015:2195 (Benoeming derde. Overneming geding door eigenaar/erfgenamen) Tijdschrift voor Bouwrecht (TBR), november 2015, Nr. 11, TBR 2015/180
Jacques Sluysmans De reikwijdte van het verschoningsrecht Advocatenblad, november 2015, Nr. 11, p. 22-24
Jacques Sluysmans Mastermonografie onteigeningsrecht Mastermonografieën staats- en bestuursrecht, Deventer: Kluwer 2015
Jacques Sluysmans Kamperveen, Kootwijkerbroek en het recht in film Tijdschrift voor Agrarisch Recht (TvAR), juli/augustus 2015, Nr. 7/8, TvAR 2015/7/8, UDH:TvAR/12387
Jacques Sluysmans Noot bij Hoge Raad 6 maart 2015, ECLI:NL:HR:2015:523 (Bedenkingen tegen deskundigen. Rechtstreekse schade? Waardevermindering van het overblijvende) Tijdschrift voor Bouwrecht (TBR), augustus 2015, Nr. 8, TBR 2015/134
Jacques Sluysmans Open brief aan de nieuwe Minister van Justitie Nederlands Juristenblad (NJB), maart 2015, Afl. 11, NJB 2015/546
Jacques Sluysmans Boekbespreking: S.C. Loeffen, Parlementair onderzoek; Een studie van het onderzoeksrecht in Nederland, het Verenigd Koninkrijk en de Verenigde Staten, diss., door prof. mr. J.A.M.A. Sluysmans Rechtsgeleerd Magazijn Themis (RMThemis), december 2013, Nr. 6, RMThemis 2013/8590
Jacques Sluysmans Gedogen getoetst Land- en tuinbouwbulletin (LTB), september 2013, Afl. 9, pag. 7-8
Jacques Sluysmans De interventiewet en de SNS-onteigening Maandblad voor Vermogensrecht (MvV), augustus 2013, Nr. 7/8, MvV 2013/7.6
Jacques Sluysmans Recht op onteigening - Inaugurale rede door Prof. Mr. J.A.M.A. Sluysmans Radboud Universiteit
Jacques Sluysmans Noot bij Afdeling bestuursrechtspraak van de Raad van State van nr. 20110743/3/R3 Jurisprudentie voor gemeenten (JG), maart 2013, Nr. 2, JG 2013/02