The Netherlands Real Estate tables highlight the leading lawyers and law firms for portfolio transactions and construction mandates. The Real Estate table focuses on firms that advise investors and developers on buying or selling commercial, residential, industrial and retail properties. It also features lawyers who assist with tenancy matters, real estate financing and contentious real estate matters. The stand-out individual in this table is currently David van Dijk of Greenberg Traurig, while Houthoff and Loyens & Loeff are among the best law firms in this area.
The Real Estate: Construction table highlights teams that act for sponsors, lenders, contractors and construction consortia on infrastructure projects, often including PPP and PFI projects. This table also covers procurement and tendering mandates, as well as construction disputes. Peter Habraken and Sjoerd Rutten of the construction boutique HabrakenRutten and David Orobio de Castro of Stibbe are leading lawyers in this field. Among the law firms, Houthoff is again notable for its strength here, while the table features a number of boutique firms, such as Straatman Koster Advocaten and Rozemond Advocaten.
The Leading Notaries table focuses on the contractual aspects of buying and selling properties. It features individuals who are not admitted to the Dutch Bar but do have a notarial qualification. The star individual in this table is Jan Cees Kuiken of Houthoff. Other highly regarded practitioners include Herman Lohman of Houthoff, Wilfred Groen of Loyens & Loeff and Leon Hoppenbrouwers of Allen & Overy.
The majority of firms in these tables are based in either Amsterdam or Rotterdam, though Severijn Hulshof Advocaten, Pels Rijcken and BarentsKrans are located in the Hague.