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Public Law - Netherlands
Public Law: Planning and Environment - Netherlands
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Gerrit van der Veen is a lawyer and partner at AKD who specialises in administrative law and environmental law. He focuses chiefly on general administrative (procedural) law, public administration and government acts that are subject to private law, environmental law/liability, the law on subsidies and administrative compensation, mining legislation and associated liabilities. Gerrit works a lot for municipalities and other government bodies and for companies (such as real estate developers) and institutions (such as hospitals and educational institutions).
Gerrit is frequently asked to work on 'high spec' cases which attract media attention. He also acts as an in-house lawyer for medium-sized and larger municipalities. His rapport with the various government bodies he is involved with is excellent. His thorough professional knowledge and affinity with administrative aspects means that he gives clear, sound and tailored advice.
In his capacity of professor at the University of Groningen Gerrit examines the interaction between environmental law and general administrative law, for example with regard to enforcement in the area of environmental law.