Jan Frans de Groot

Jan Frans de Groot

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Jan Frans is gespecialiseerd in publiekrecht en cassatie. Hij geeft leiding aan de brede omgevingsrechtpraktijk van Houthoff. Zijn expertise betreft in het bijzonder het ruimtelijk bestuursrecht, publiek-private samenwerking, grondbeleid en onteigening. Jan Frans adviseert en procedeert in zaken en projecten met complexe verhoudingen tussen private en publieke belangen, en treedt daarbij op voor overheden, ontwikkelaars, beleggers en grote ondernemingen. Binnen zijn praktijk bestaat een focus op grootschalige gebiedsontwikkelingsprojecten, binnenstedelijke herontwikkeling en overheidscontracten. Hij procedeert in feitelijke instanties voor de civiele rechters en bestuursrechters.

Daarnaast is Jan Frans advocaat bij de Hoge Raad. In cassatie legt hij zich met name toe op geschillen met publiekrechtelijke aspecten: contracten met de overheid, overheidsaansprakelijkheid, onteigening, vastgoed, aanbesteding en staatssteun. Jan Frans is voorzitter van de Vereniging van Onteigenings-Advocaten (VOA), en lid van onder meer de Vereniging van Civiele Cassatieadvocaten (VCCA), de Vereniging voor Onteigeningsrecht (VvOR), de Vereniging voor Bestuursrecht (VAR) en de Vereniging voor Bouwrecht. Hij publiceert frequent over grondbeleid en onteigening, en doceert onder meer aan de Grotius Academie (Omgevingsrecht) en bij het Instituut voor Bouwrecht.

  • “A client describes him as ‘a calm and controlled person, which to me is very important when you’re dealing with difficult and sometimes emotional matters.’”
    Chambers Europe, Public Law (2021 Edition)
  • “He responds and delivers always, which is very reassuring for me.”
    Chambers Europe, Public Law (2021 Edition)
  • Leading individual
    Legal 500, Environment & planning (2021 Edition)
  • “He is a very experienced expropriation lawyer,’ observes one impressed source, while a client praises his ‘analytical ability and ability to write sharply.’”
    Chambers Europe, Public Law: Planning and Environment (2020 Edition)
  • Leading individual
    Legal 500, Environment & planning (2020 Edition)
  • “Jan Frans de Groot is very nice to work with. He understands the business we are working in, is easy to contact and quick to reply. They have a firm hourly rate, but it’s money well spent. He delivers clear advice that can be applied instantly.”
    Legal 500, Environment & planning (2020 Edition)
  • “He is a great lawyer to have on your side in complicated matters.”
    Chambers Europe, Public Law: Planning and Environment (2019 Edition)
  • “Jan Frans de Groot is described by a source as ‘a very experienced lawyer who keeps calm in hectic cases.’”
    Chambers Europe, Public Law: Planning and Environment (2019 Edition)
  • Leading Individual
    Legal 500, Environment & planning (2019 Edition)
  • "One client describes him as a 'great person to work with,' who is 'solution-driven'."
    Chambers Europe, Public Law: Planning and Environment (2018 Edition)
  • Leading individual 
    Legal 500, Environment & planning (2018 Edition)
  • "He is quick at responding, he always calls back at any time day or night, and he knows very quickly what my goals are and the issues that are important to me. He is also very good at negotiating with other companies on our behalf."
    Chambers Europe, Public Law: Planning and Environment (2017 Edition)
  • Leading individual
    Legal 500, Environment & Planning (2017 Edition)

Opleidingen

  • Notarieel recht (Vrije Universiteit)
  • Nederlands recht (Vrije Universiteit)
  • Belastingkunde (Tilburg University)
  • Houthoff represented the shareholders of Makelaarsland B.V. and Above Holding B.V. in the sale and transfer of 90% of the shares in these companies to ING.

  • Advising and representing Unibail-Rodamco regarding the development of a large shopping mall Leidsenhage (municipality of Leidschendam-Voorburg) and the redevelopment of the Zoetermeer City Centre.
  • Together with Skadden Arps we advised ExxonMobil on matters of Suriname law in connection with an offshore oil and gas drilling project in Suriname.
  • Houthoff is the lead counsel to the private owner of the vast Dutch polder Duchess Hedwige (adjacent to the Belgian border in the southern part of the Province of Zeeland). Houthoff advises the owner and litigates against the Dutch Government regarding the planned project of the Dutch Government to submerge the privately-owned polder (more than 300 hectares of cultivated land) and turn it into estuarine nature.