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Managing Partners: M.M. Kaajan and F. Onrust
Number of partners: 2
Number of lawyers: 2
Languages: Dutch, English

Firm Overview:
As the only boutique firm of its kind in the Netherlands, ENVIR Advocaten exclusively focuses on providing its clients with public law advice and support. Based in Amsterdam, ENVIR Advocaten was founded in 2014 by managing partners Marieke Kaajan and Fleur Onrust. ENVIR Advocaten is recognised in the field as the specialist in environmental law, including nature conservation and zoning and planning. ENVIR Advocaten also handles general administrative law matters such as administrative enforcement and subsidies and supports corporate law firms with public law questions in M&A and real estate transactions. Its client base mainly consists of companies and government bodies active in the following sectors: industry, energy (including renewables), real estate, aviation, education, health care, and infrastructure.

Main Areas of Practice:
Planning & Environment
Public Law
Transactional
Energy & Natural Resources
Climate Change
Real Estate
Leisure & Hospitality

Public Law - Planning & Environment:
■Representation of various developers of onshore wind farms in the Netherlands, including successfully defending the development before the Dutch administrative high court
Partners: Marieke Kaajan
■ Representation various provinces and municipalities in obtaining and defending in court a protected species exemption pursuant to the Dutch Nature Conservation Act and the Birds Directive for taking measures against nuisance of certain bird species
Partner: Fleur Onrust
■ Representation of a large industrial site in the Netherlands in obtaining a Nature Conservation Act permit required for industrial activities and advising on the implications of the major overhaul of Dutch environmental law that was recently adopted by the Dutch legislator
Partner: Marieke Kaajan

Public Law:
■Representation of the Dutch child daycare association, a transport organisation and more than one hundred individual child daycare institutions in proceedings against
the Dutch government in highly politically sensitive proceedings in relation to suspension of a daycare transport solution.
Partner: Fleur Onrust
■ Representation of a real estate development company in several legal proceedings on administrative law enforcement to be able to develop a large industrial estate in the port area that is occupied with squatters
Partner: Fleur Onrust
■ Representation of a large Dutch transport hub in administrative law matters and legal proceedings
Partners: Marieke Kaajan, Fleur Onrust
■ Representation of various industrials and developers on public law aspects of M&A and real estate transactions and financing, most commonly in close cooperation with M&A boutique firms
Partner: Fleur Onrust
■ Advising on the permits and environmental aspects of the sale of an international transportation company specialised in domestic and international transport of hazardous (ADR) and non-hazardous bulk liquids
Partner: Fleur Onrust
■ Advising on various circular economy and end-of-waste questions from large industrials, recyclers and waste-to-energy parties
Partner: Fleur Onrust
■ Supporting various corporate boutique firms in energy related matters with advice on permits and SDE+ subsidies for renewable projects (Stimulation of Sustainable Energy Production)
Partner: Fleur Onrust
■ Representation of a developer in obtaining and defending in court all permits necessary for building and operating a large power plant
Partners: Marieke Kaajan, Fleur Onrust

Climate Change:
■ Advising various developers of wind, solar and other renewable projects on planning, permits and SDE subsidy matters
Partners: Marieke Kaajan, Fleur Onrust

Real Estate:
■ Supporting various real estate developers and construction companies on nitrogen-related questions following the annulment of the Dutch nitrogen action programme (PAS)
Partner: Marieke Kaajan
■ Advising on the permits and environmental aspects in the largest single-asset transaction in the Netherlands regarding an office building complex in the Amsterdam financial district
Partner: Fleur Onrust

Leisure & Hospitality:
■ Advising an international food delivery service in the Netherlands on the required permits for a new business venture
Partner: Fleur Onrust

Contact ENVIR Advocaten:
Tel:
+3120 737 2066
Email: [email protected]

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Netherlands

Public Law: Planning and Environment
Band 2

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Netherlands

Public Law: Planning and Environment


Fleur Onrust
Band 3
Marieke Kaajan
Band 2

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Jan van Goyenkade 10 III

Amsterdam

North Holland

Netherlands

1075 HP

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