Michelle has been active in the energy industry since the liberalization of the market started in 1998. She advises companies, regional authorities, and special interest groups throughout the energy sector’s chain of production, transport and supply, with a focus on the energy transition process. This includes renewable energy projects (biogas, wind, heat, and solar energy), infrastructure, tariff regulation and support schemes. 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.
In addition, Michelle represents clients in administrative and civil proceedings in cases covering a wide array of topics including permits, exemptions, enforcement decisions, compensation for (un)lawful government acts, Government Information Act and subsidies.
Deputy judge for the Court of Rotterdam in the Administrative Law sector
Michelle is 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)