Michel’s work focuses on projects, PPS, construction and procurement law, and public transport. He is actively involved in complex building projects and an array of contract types, including D&C, DBM, DBFM, DBFMO, concessions and alliances. Michel advises a wide range of clients in the construction, infrastructure, transport and energy sectors, on matters such as contracting, innovative procurement procedures, negotiations and litigation. Michel is also a civil engineer, and, prior to joining Houthoff, he worked at a large Dutch construction company for several years. He also teaches at the Dutch Institute for Construction Law and regularly publishes on forms of collaboration in the construction industry, and procurement law.
“A lawyer who ‘helps to focus on strategy,’ Klijn is praised for his ‘pragmatic approach, commercial awareness and strong negotiation skills.’”Chambers Europe, Real Estate: Construction (2019 Edition)
RecommendedLegal 500, Construction (2018 Edition)
Leading individualLegal 500, Construction (2018 Edition)
"Practice head Michel Klijn is ‘very easy to talk to, and very technically knowledgeable’."Legal 500, Construction (2018 Edition)
"Hands-on department head Michel Klijn is ‘a sharp litigator’."Legal 500, Construction (2017 Edition)
Leading individualLegal 500, Construction (2017 Edition)
Michel Klijn is highly recommended.Legal 500, Construction (2016 Edition)
Qualifications & Experience
- LL.M. Private Law (with merit) (Utrecht University)
- M.Sc. Civil Engineering (University of Twente)
ETV Groep sold the former TNO location in Apeldoorn, for extensive area development, to property developer DW Investments. In the years to come around 275 luxury detached and semi-detached houses will be built in the area. This is an extensive area transformation with around 70,000 m2 of office space being withdrawn from the market.