Planning and Environment
Our lawyers specialise in both private law and public law, including zoning and planning law, energy law, governmental liability, environmental (criminal) law, expropriation, (public) procurement, real estate and construction, infrastructure projects, tax law and Supreme Court litigation. They have a deep understanding of how government operates and of the relevant interests of the governmental bodies involved. This enables our lawyers to provide our clients with guidance and assistance through (politically) sensitive issues and projects, towards creative and innovative solutions.
They handle questions regarding permits and environmental (and zoning) issues, zoning plans, construction and development of retail and apartments, nature compensation for public projects and nuisance resulting from planning. In the field of environment our practice includes energy, soil protection, EHS (Environmental, Health and Safety) due diligence, hazardous substances (e.g. REACH) and waste, coal and steel industry, mining and shale gas. Our environmental team also advises and litigates on all sorts of environmental (enforcement and permitting) matters both for environmental agencies and (multinational companies). Our planning team advises and litigates both for real estate developers and local governments.
Representing the Province of South Holland and DCMR regarding various ex officio amendments of the permit of Chemours, the revision of this permit and several enforcement matters based on this permit
Representing a global pharmaceutical company regarding the development of a new site in The Netherlands.
Advising and litigating for various real estate developers regarding the development of several large residential and commercial projects in the Netherlands.
Advising and litigating for municipalities in the greater Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Utrecht metropolitan area concerning relevant zoning plans and expropriation needed for the redevelopment of the greenhouse districts and for the development of a residential area of 3,400 homes.
What others say about us
- Chambers Europe 2020: Public Law: Band 3, Planning & Environment: Band 2: "Clients praise the team's ability to provide "feasible advice," and highlight that the lawyers "can understand our way of work."
- Legal 500 2020 Environment and Planning (Tier 1): “based in The Hague, has expertise in sectors ranging from construction and real estate, to energy and water. It advises on sustainable energy projects, zoning and planning matters and includes developers, investors, and local and regional authorities among its clients. Willem Bosma, Jacques Sluysmans and Willem van der Werf lead the team."
- Legal 500 2020 Energy: Regulatory (Tier 2) "The team provides assistance to clients in relation to the regulatory aspects in energy projects and offers particular expertise in the renewable energy sector.";
Legal 500 2020 Construction (Tier 3): "Van der Feltz Advocaten has a strong procurement and construction law team, which often works in conjunction with the firm's environmental, planning, and energy departments to meet a wide range of project-related needs."
Legal 500 2020 Real Estate (Tier 4): “…The team at Van der Feltz Advocaten provides 'accurate and compelling advice'. It has 'very broad knowledge of both civil and public building law', leading to instructions from clients including developers, investors, construction companies, international organisations, and particularly municipalities and provinces."
Willem Bosma is Ranked lawyer in Chambers 2020; Public Law: Planning and Environment (Band 3) "One impressed client remarks that he is a "very trusted adviser for us in environmental law and administrative law issues.";
Our lawyers are happy to help you find your way around planning and environmental issues. If you would like to know more, feel free to contact us.