Six Advocaten

Amsterdam Office

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Number of partners: 6
Number of other lawyers: 11
Languages:Dutch, English, German

Firm Overview:
Six Advocaten was launched in 2008 by five lawyers, all coming from leading international law firms. Several other real estate experts joined Six Advocaten over the years and its team now consist of 11 lawyers. Through the high level of expertise of its lawyers, spanning all fields of real estate (including all types of regulatory law and procurement law) Six is able to tackle all aspects of a real estate project, from the first acquisition and development to the end user. Six is a low leverage and tightly knit firm that aims to always provide its clients with the most experienced lawyer for the job at hand. Six is down to earth, easily approachable and geared towards providing its clients with solutions rather than legal ‘ifs’ and ‘maybe’s’.

Main Areas of Practice:
■Assistance of the municipality of Amsterdam in respect of the tender procedure for the land creation project in relation to the creation of a new island (IJburg2) in the Amsterdam IJ river:
Partner: Fabian Horsting
■Assistance of a US/Dutch consortium in their tender with respect of redevelopment of the Amsterdam Bijlmer prison:
Partner: Fabian Horsting
■Assistance of a Dutch province with respect of the tender procedure for infrastructure project concerning a provincial road:
Partner: Fabian Horsting

Inner City Restructuring:
■Representation of the project developer, with respect to the redevelopment of the Market Quarter in Amsterdam in order to create a new integrated Food Market at the North side of the area, freeing up space at the South side for a large new urban area, consisting of 1,500 houses and leisure.
Partners: Wouter Post and Femke Borst
■Representation of the project developer, with respect to the development and realization of shopping centre Nieuw (New) Anklaar in Apeldoorn concerning both the environmental (building) permit, as well as litigation and (contract) negotiations with end users:
Partners: Hanneke Ellerman, Wouter Post, Femke Borst

Construction, Architect Law:
■Litigation on behalf of both the commissioning party and the builder in numerous law suits relating to claims for contract extras, delays, defects, etc.:
Partner: Benno den Teuling
■Contracting and litigation on behalf of various architects:
Partners: Wouter Post

Real Estate Portfolios:
■Assistance of major law firms and leading corporate boutique firms with respect to all real estate issues (title, lease and regulatory) that come up in transactions.
Partners: Leon Burgersdijk, Irma van den Berg, Femke Borst

■Representation of a government body as project lawyer in a major infrastructural project, which consists of adapting existing roads/junctions and constructing a new provincial road with connections to existing national roads. In addition to design and construction, the contract includes management and long term maintenance.
Partner: Fabian Horsting
■Representation of a government body with respect to the maintenance of its waterway network (dredging contracts, hydraulic engineering).
Partner: Fabian Horsting

Built to Suit/Lease:
■Representation of a company that produces sports equipment with respect to the development/ cooperation agreement and the lease agreement in relation to the design and build of a new large-scale build to suit logistics center and warehouse at Tilburg.
Partners: Leon Burgersdijk and Femke Borst
■Representation of a hotel chain with respect to the development agreement and lease of a hotel in the Hourglass building at the Amsterdam South Axis and with respect to the Rotterdam FIRST building next to Rotterdam central station):
Partners: Leon Burgersdijk and Femke Borst

Student Housing & Hotels:
■Assistance of the developer with respect of the development of both the NHOW Hotel at the De Rotterdam building in Rotterdam and the development and sale of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel on the Oosterdokseiland, Amsterdam:
Partner: Wouter Post
■Assistance in terms of zoning and planning with respect to the transformation of an office building into the biggest hostel in Amsterdam (1,500 beds):
Partner: Hanneke Ellerman
■Assistance in terms of zoning and planning with respect to for the transformation of a hotel in the city centre of Amsterdam:
Partner: Irma van den Berg
■Assistance of the developer, with respect to the development and sale of a hotel and convention centre for Postillion Hotels in the office area “Kauwgomballenfabriek” in Amsterdam:
Partner: Wouter Post
■Advising the developer in respect of a DBFOM project of a large student accommodation facility located at the ‘Houthaven’ (the former wood harbour) in Amsterdam:
Partner: Leon Burgersdijk

Health Care:
■Six counts several health care providers amongst its clients and has assisted them in a variety of matters, ranging from subsidy cases for youth- and health care institutions and procurement issues to drafting a standard form contract for housing and health care, renegotiating long term leases due to the changes in legislation with respect to health care and the acquisition and development of care homes.
Partners: Leon Burgersdijk, Irma van den Berg and Femke Borst

■Sole external counsel for owner of an outlet shopping mall in all matters relating to its tenants and the work relating to the expansion of the outlet centre (both planning permissions and constructional law as well as contracting new tenants):
Partners: Femke Borst, Irma van den Berg, Wouter Post.
■Lease negotiations and advise on behalf of several retailers:
Partner: Femke Borst

Key Clients:
Bouwfonds Property Development (BPD), Royal BAM group, AM Real Estate Development, CBRE Global Investors, MN Services, Pensionfund for Metal and Technology Industry, municipality of Amsterdam, Amvest, Ballast Nedam
Contact: Lawyer: Femke Borst
Tel: +31 20 305 74 10
Email: [email protected]