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Straatman Koster Advocaten

Real Estate

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What the team is known for

Particularly active in non-contentious construction mandates, with notable experience advising both public sector clients and private companies on the negotiation of contracts for urban redevelopment and transport infrastructure projects. Additionally represents clients in contractor disputes. Assists with the sale and purchase of land, as well as residential and commercial assets. Also advises on the negotiation of lease agreements, zoning and environmental issues and the energy labelling of properties.

Strengths

A client appreciates that the team "can work well under time pressure and work things out very precisely."

Another client reports that the lawyers are "very sharp, have the expertise and knowledge in this area of law, and are always reachable and quick to respond."

Work highlights

Advised A-Lanes A15 on the construction of Botlek Bridge and the reconstruction of the highway.

Notable practitioners

Thijs Straatman is best known for his expertise in construction law, assisting clients with urban developments and construction arbitration.

Wilfried Koster handles a range of transactional mandates, involving commercial and residential assets, as well as land for development. One source says: "He is smart, pragmatic and accessible," while a client reports that "he is good at translating the legal world into the real world."

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Overview

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.

Members

Acar, Violet

Baljić, Erina

de Gier, Valerie

de Jong, Anne

De Smidt, Marinda

De Wit, Maaike

de Zoete, Matthijs

Ferwerda, Anne Marie

Fraai, Thérèse

Haireche, Najoua

Heijnsbroek, Paul

Hoekstra, Joost

Koster, Wilfried

Lagendijk, Caroline

Minderhoud, Angela

Razenberg, Bas

Straatman, Thijs

Strang, Hugo

Tichelaar, Simon

Timmerman, Daan

van Halsema, Tosca

Van Leeuwen, Matthijs

Van Nouhuys, Frederik

Vermeulen, Olivier

Clients

BPD

Dura Vermeer

municipality De Bilt

municipality of Almere

municipality of Gouda

municipality of Leiden

municipality of Rotterdam

Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij Utrecht (OMU)

ProDelta

province of Zuid-Holland

Schiphol Area Development Company

Transdev

Industries

Construction

Education

Food / agriculture

Government

Healthcare

Hospitality

Infrastructure

Innovative and logistic business parks

Leisure / Sport

Media / Entertainment

Office space

Oil / energy / water

Public transport

Real estate finance

Rental

Retail

Urban redevelopment and transformation

Real Estate

Straatman Koster Advocaten

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Location

The Millennium Tower, 24th floor,

Weena 690, PO box 717

Rotterdam

South Holland

Netherlands

3000 AS

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Netherlands

Real Estate


Thijs Straatman
Band 4
Wilfried Koster
Band 4