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Europe Guide 2023
Netherlands Real Estate
Band 2

2 Ranked Lawyers


Provided by Straatman Koster Advocaten

Straatman Koster advocaten is an independent niche firm focused on real estate and commercial development i.e. general real estate law, engineering and building law, zoning and environmental law, procurement law and lease law.

We engage with our clients at the strategic level followed by executing on contracts and litigating when necessary.

We specialize in complex PPP/PFI area development projects where we can demonstrate our capacity to deliver integrated advice covering our areas of expertise. Our recent engagement in the development of several innovative business parks (such as Schiphol Trade Park) is typical of our ability to deliver expertise in this area. Furthermore, we frequently work on high profile inner city restructuring projects such as ‘Hart van Zuid’ in Rotterdam, Central Market in Amsterdam, Central District in Leiden and ‘Hoog Catharijne’ in Utrecht.

Straatman Koster advocaten acts on behalf of (i.a.) property developers, construction companies, architects, engineering firms, governmental and financial institutions. Key clients are BPD (Bouwfonds), Schiphol Area Development Company, Dura Vermeer NV, Transdev, municipality of Rotterdam, municipality of Leiden, municipality of Gouda and the province of Zuid-Holland. Our relationships with our key client base have matured into one of valued partnership, we have evolved this into a key differentiator, focusing strongly on the key objectives of our clients and supporting them in achieving these.

Chambers Review

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Real Estate: Construction - Netherlands
Band 2
What the team is known for

Straatman Koster often assists clients with construction matters, particularly involving transport infrastructure. The law firm is also notably active in redevelopment projects. It assists with a number of contentious matters, such as construction arbitration and disputes around design and build agreements. The team additionally assists with the negotiation of sale and purchase agreements and the sale of land plots. It is a popular choice with public sector clients, including for procurement issues and land reclamation matters.

Work Highlights

Provided by Straatman Koster Advocaten
  • Straatman Koster acted for the joint venture VOF PhilHavana on matters relating to the construction of 'The Sax', including advice on the land sale and purchase agreement, and the design and construct agreement.


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Notable Practitioners

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Wilfried Koster
Band 4

Wilfried Koster often assists clients with negotiating sale and purchase agreements and design and construction agreements. He also advises public bodies on land reclamation and procurement issues.

"Wilfried is a level-headed, intelligent partner who will think outside the box on all legal matters and reflects critically on our questions in such a way that together we find the depths of the problem and solutions."

"It's always nice to work with him, with the assurance that you find the best solutions on the matter."

Thijs Straatman
Band 4

Thijs Straatman assists clients with redevelopment projects, as well as representing them in construction arbitration.

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Real Estate: Construction

Thijs Straatman
Band 4
Wilfried Koster
Band 4


Provided by Straatman Koster Advocaten

Angela Minderhoud

Anne Marie Ferwerda

Anne de Jong

Caroline Lagendijk

Frederik Van Nouhuys

Hugo Strang

Joost Hoekstra

Maaike De Wit

Marinda De Smidt

Matthijs Van Leeuwen

Matthijs de Zoete

Najoua Haireche

Olivier Vermeulen

Paul Heijnsbroek

Simon Tichelaar

Tosca van Halsema

Valerie de Gier

Violet Acar


Provided by Straatman Koster Advocaten


Dura Vermeer

Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij Utrecht (OMU)


Schiphol Area Development Company


municipality De Bilt

municipality of Almere

municipality of Gouda

municipality of Leiden

municipality of Rotterdam

province of Zuid-Holland


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Food / agriculture





Innovative and logistic business parks

Leisure / Sport

Media / Entertainment

Office space

Oil / energy / water

Public transport

Real estate finance



Urban redevelopment and transformation