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ENVIR Advocaten

Public Law

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What the team is known for

ENVIR Advocaten has a respected team covering a broad array of planning and environmental law, with a strong focus on nitrogen emissions legislation and EU regulations concerning nature conservation and habitat protection. Represents clients from the energy and construction sectors, as well as municipalities, in contentious and non-contentious zoning and permitting matters. Also assists clients with soil and groundwater pollution mandates.

Strengths

A client praises the team at ENVIR Advocaten for being "on top of the matter with national developments and discussions with regard to nature law, and able to perfectly translate that experience to practical cases and advice."

Another source appreciates that "they think along with the business."

Work highlights

ENVIR advised Enerzjyk Skûlenboarch on a large scale floating solar park development on a former sand extraction pit.

Notable practitioners

Fleur Onrust is experienced in handling environmental permitting matters, as well as nature conservation and soil contamination mandates. She is particularly well respected for representing clients from the private and public sectors in contentious proceedings. A client describes her as "an expert" and expands that "she knows what she is talking about and is very nice to work with. Her responsiveness is great, too."

Marieke Kaajan advises on contentious and non-contentious permitting and zoning matters. She offers additional experience in nitrogen emissions matters and EU environmental directives. Separate interviewees enjoy working with her because she offers "practical solutions" and "she is very client-oriented."

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Overview

Public law boutique ENVIR Advocaten exclusively focuses on providing its clients with public law advice and support. 

Based in Amsterdam, ENVIR was founded in 2014 by partners Marieke Kaajan and Fleur Onrust. ENVIR opened its Leeuwarden office in 2019. Derek Sietses heads the Leeuwarden office.

ENVIR is recognised in the field as the specialist in environmental law, including nature conservation, (sustainable) energy, and zoning and planning. ENVIR is active in the renewable energy sector, including wind and solar. In addition, ENVIR advises on general administrative law issues and procedures (eg administrative enforcement and subsidies) and assists several corporate law firms in large M&A deals on administrative law, environmental and zoning aspects, such soil and groundwater contamination.

Clients are mainly companies and the (semi-)public sector, operating or involved in various sectors, such as energy (including renewable energy generation and wind energy), climate change, (chemical) industry, aviation, real estate, infrastructure, hospitality and health care.

The lawyers of ENVIR publish and teach frequently on several environmental and administrative law issues in legal periodicals and with renowned legal knowledge institutions.

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Industries

Aviation

Climate Change

Energy & Natural Resources

EU Law

Health Care

Industry

Infrastructure

Leisure & Hospitality

Public Law

Public Law – Planning & Environment

Public Law – Transactional

Real Estate

Public Law

ENVIR Advocaten

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Location

Jan van Goyenkade 10 III

Amsterdam

North Holland

Netherlands

1075 HP

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Netherlands

Public Law: Planning and Environment


Fleur Onrust
Band 3
Marieke Kaajan
Band 2