Michel Klijn

Michel Klijn

Advocaat | Partner

Contact

+31 10 217 25 43
+31 6 2221 0174

Languages

荷兰语
英语

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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)
  • “Michel Klijn is highlighted for ‘a combination of in-depth knowledge about construction and building projects and legal expertise’ and a ‘client and results-oriented’ approach.”
    Legal 500, Construction (2019 Edition)
  • Leading Individual
    Legal 500, Construction (2019 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Real Estate (2019 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Project Finance and PFI (2019 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Construction (2018 Edition)
  • Leading individual
    Legal 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 individual
    Legal 500, Construction (2017 Edition)

Qualifications & Experience

  • LL.M. Private Law (with merit) (Utrecht University)
  • M.Sc. Civil Engineering (University of Twente)

  • Houthoff advised Sligro Food Group N.V. with the proposed acquisition of the shares in Exploitatiemaatschappij Wheere B.V. by Sligro Food Group Nederland B.V. This will include the activities of Vroegop Ruhe & Co B.V., consisting of food wholesaler De Kweker, Vroegop AGF and freight company L.A.J. Duncker.
  • 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.