Construction

Construction

Large-scale infrastructure projects, the redevelopment of existing real estate, an increasing focus on sustainability and changes in national and EU laws and regulations: the construction sector is evolving. Over the past 20 years, Houthoff’s extensive Construction Law Team has developed unrivalled knowledge and experience, which means that our clients are always guaranteed the best possible support. Our specialists assist investors, financiers, contractors and end users with countless complex matters, from the structuring of new projects and representation in international construction disputes to providing advice on complex procurement issues.

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    First Tier firm.
    Legal 500, Construction (2018 Edition)
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    "Houthoff’s ‘outstandingly knowledgeable’, ‘approachable’ department ‘quickly grasps complex material’."
    Legal 500, Construction (2018 Edition)
  • recommendation people shaking hands
    First Tier firm.
    Legal 500, Construction (2017 Edition)
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    "Houthoff Buruma provides ‘very accurate, immediate advice’, and has ‘thorough industry knowledge’."
    Legal 500, Construction (2017 Edition)
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    "The team at Houthoff Buruma is praised for its ‘very fast’ response times."
    Legal 500, Construction (2016 Edition)
  • recommendation people shaking hands
    First Tier firm.
    Legal 500, Construction (2016 Edition)

Our expertise in the construction sector

Assisting clients with major construction projects requires a knowledge that extends beyond traditional construction law. For example, in public-private partnerships, builders, investors and financiers need an integrated legal approach to issues such as construction contract law, company law and project financing. The expertise of our construction law specialists goes beyond the norm, and they work closely with our experts in areas such as M&A, spatial planning, energy and finance. All of this enables our Construction Law Team to offer bespoke services for every project.

Representation in construction and procurement disputes requires, in addition to specialist legal knowledge, a thorough understanding of the sector. Our specialists have this knowledge. International contracts are increasingly becoming the subject of litigation and are often accompanied by a different form of dispute settlement, such as mediation, binding advice or arbitration. Our knowledge and experience, combined with our international litigation and arbitration practices, means that Houthoff has extensive expertise in this area.
  • Advising a consortium of owners of the former NDSM-Wharf – VolkerWessels, Reggeborgh Group, Biesterbos Group – on planning and contracting issues regarding the redevelopment of this vast area in the Amsterdam-North Harbour.
  • Advising a combination of the large Dutch development companies Ballast Nedam and AM (BAM Group) on the redevelopment of a former FrieslandCampina (milk factory) plant in the city of Arnhem.
  • Advising Jacobs, a large international engineering company, on its position vis-a-vis the owner of the gas storage facility.

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Michel Klijn

Key Contact

Rotterdam
Advocaat | Partner
+31 10 217 25 43
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