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Hans Besselink is an authority in the field of environmental law. He is fast, decisive, professional and to the point. Hans specialises in environmental law and national and European nature-conservation law. He is involved in the largest area development plans, dispensations, permits and enforcement decisions in the Netherlands. Within the world of ministries, municipalities, provincial authorities and regional water authorities, his name is a household word, but project developers and industrial authorities also turn to him regularly. He knows how to apply his specialised knowledge of environmental and conservation law in ways that are practical and solution-oriented. Clients can always expect Hans to be fully engaged and to get the job done. He is proficient in the substantive aspects of the law and has an efficient way of working, appreciated by clients. Hans regularly shares his expertise through publications in professional journals. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the journal JBplus, and for the Journal of the Environment & the Law. Hans is also a substitute judge in the court in Gelderland, a regular lecturer, and a keynote speaker at conferences. Hans has been the lead defence lawyer in several landmark cases.