Marc van Beuge

Marc van Beuge

Advocaat | Counsel


+31 20 605 65 82
+31 6 2298 7889




Marc specialises in energy law, and energy and chemical projects. He represents energy and chemical companies, their shareholders and larger buyers. Marc is mainly involved in cases in which the production, transportation or supply of electricity, gas or heat, sustainable energy, energy subsidies and emissions trading play a key role. He also represents clients in court and arbitration proceedings concerning energy disputes, the drafting of energy, chemical and waste management contracts, and the identification of opportunities and risks in energy law, including the Dutch Electricity Act, Gas Act and Heating Supply Act.

  • Recommended
    Chambers Europe, Energy & Natural Resources Regulatory (2021 Edition)
  • “He knows how to connect, quickly grasps the essence of the most critical issues and he understands business.”
    Chambers Europe, Energy & Natural Resources Regulatory (2020 Edition)
  • “Marc van Beuge’s knowledge about energy law in combination with commercial contracting is unrivalled. He is extremely motived, always delivers (day and night), easy going, very responsive and also a nice guy to closely work with. He easily blends into an organisation, to come to tailor made and practical advice.”
    Legal 500, Energy: Transactional & Regulatory (2020 Edition)
  • “He has lots of knowledge of energy law, responds quickly and is solution-driven.”
    Chambers Europe, Energy & Natural Resources Regulatory (2019 Edition)
  • “Marc van Beuge is recommended for his ‘great knowledge on energy law.’”
    Legal 500, Energy: Transactional (2019 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Energy: Regulatory (2019 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Energy: regulatory (2018 Edition)
  • "Very to-the-point, hands-on and responsive, with extensive knowledge." 
    Chambers Europe, Energy & Natural Resources Regulatory (2018 Edition)
  • "He regularly handles matters relating to gas, electricity, renewable and heat energy, with clients reporting that he 'rolls up his sleeves and gets busy with the job if and when needed'."
    Chambers Europe, Energy & Natural Resources Regulatory (2018 Edition)
  • "Clients praise Marc van Beuge for his 'accurate, hands-on, proactive and pragmatic approach,' as well as his 'broad expertise in industrial projects'."
    Chambers Europe, Energy & Natural Resources: Regulatory (2017 Edition)
Marc regularly publishes on energy law in the Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Energierecht journal. He teaches subjects relating to energy law, including in the context of ‘Energy on Location’, a postgraduate course at the University of Groningen. Marc is chair of Lex Mundi’s Energy and Natural Resources Group. He is a member of the Dutch Association for Energy Law. Before joining Houthoff, Marc worked as in-house counsel at DSM and Energy Beheer Nederland.

Qualifications & Experience 

  • International Law (Leiden University)
  • Advised Kistos Plc. on its proposed de-SPACing acquisition of the entire share capital of Tulip Oil Netherlands B.V. from Tulip Oil Holding B.V.
  • Houthoff advises Tofane Global on the acquisition of iBasis from KPN. This acquisition is the first milestone in the intended strategy of the Paris-based company. By means of acquisitions and digital transitions, Tofane Global aims to become the market leader in worldwide telephone services. After the completion of the acquisition, Tofane Global and iBasis will continue to work with KPN as strategic partners.
  • Advised Attero in a dispute with RWE regarding a long-term landfill gas contract and in drafting new long-term gas sales agreements.
  • Water control board “Aa en Maas” is building a new biogas plant. For the operation the water control board will take residual heat from the municipal waste product centre. Moreover, the water control board will supply generated biogas to the nearby Heineken brewery. Houthoff is drafting and negotiating the agreements (including the PPA) and giving regulatory advice.
  • Advised Huntsman on the amendment of several major site energy and utilities contracts with Eurogen/Air Liquide.