Michelle joined Van der Feltz advocaten in 2018. She has been active in the energy industry since the liberalization of the market started in 1998. Her practice covers the whole chain of contentious and non-contentious matters of energy and utilities law (exploration, production, trading, transmission, distribution and supply of energy and utilities) and lobbying. The current focus of her practice is on the energy transition process, which includes renewable energy projects (biogas, wind, heat, and solar energy), infrastructure, tariff regulation, subsidies, and compliance. Michelle works at the level where public affairs and strategic legal advice meet, providing her clients with guidance and assistance through (politically) sensitive issues and projects, towards creative and innovative solutions. Her clients include: private companies, public authorities, heavy industry and industry associations.
Member of the Board of the Dutch Association of Energy Lawyers (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Energierecht). Chief Editor of the Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Energierecht (Dutch Journal for Energy Law). Member of the Administrative Law Committee of the Haagse Orde van Advocaten (Bar Association of The Hague)
Deputy judge for the Court of Rotterdam in the Administrative Law sector