Public Law

Public Law

The growth in Dutch and European regulation has an effect on all sectors. The relationship between government bodies and market parties is governed by regulation in areas such as financial and other supervision, the environment, spatial planning, land, procurement, health and safety, and tax. Houthoff's Public Law Team assists government bodies, domestic companies and foreign corporations. That's why our public law specialists understand the challenges and opportunities for both public and private clients. As the public law market leader, Houthoff is always involved in the most ground-breaking and complex public law related cases. This can involve anything from giving advice on public-private partnerships and litigating licence or subsidy cases to managing complex crisis situations. Our Public Law Team is also regularly asked to give the legislature advice on new laws and regulations. Our specialists understand the language of government bodies and supervisory authorities and they understand the market. This unique combination means that the services we offer are unrivalled. 

  • “A client states ‘I find the culture very client-driven and friendly.’”
    Chambers Europe, Public Law ( 2020 Edition)
  • “Clients enthuse that the lawyers are ‘quick to respond and understand our business,’ adding that they have ‘great knowledge of current legal matters.’”
    Chambers Europe, Public Law ( 2020 Edition)
  • “According to one interviewee, the team is ‘knowledgeable and creative.’”
    Chambers Europe, Public Law ( 2019 Edition)
  • "Clients note a 'great collaboration,' working with a 'committed team' that is 'very forward-thinking'."
    Chambers Europe, Public Law ( 2018 Edition)
  • "Clients say the department is responsive, and the team's advice is pertinent and positive: 'They are very available, to the point and always keep an eye on the interest of us as their client. They also will put forward our position or statements in a strong but acceptable way to the other party'."
    Chambers Europe, Public Law ( 2018 Edition)
  • "Sources enthuse that the team is made up of 'outstanding, highly responsive and very knowledgeable people to work with'."
    Chambers Europe, Public Law (2017 Edition)
  • Other clients say the firm's "performance was extremely good: they had strong dedication to our case and good knowledge of its contents beyond just the legal issues."
    Chambers Europe, Public Law (2017 Edition)
  • Advising and representing PPG Industries in their environmental and safety compliance and permitting matters for all Dutch facility locations.
  • Advising and representing RAI Amsterdam regarding the zoning plan “Amsterdam RAI” which comprises the development of a large hotel and parking garage at the site of RAI Amsterdam.
  • Advising and representing Tata Steel, one of Europe's largest steel plants, on their most important environmental permits and enforcement procedures.
  • Advising university medical centres in public tender procedures for IT and electronic medical files.
  • 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.
Marry de Gaay Fortman

主要联系人

阿姆斯特丹
Advocaat | Partner
+31 20 605 61 65
+31 6 5375 8942
Jan Frans de Groot

主要联系人

阿姆斯特丹
Advocaat | Partner
+31 20 605 65 44
+31 6 5152 7324

主要联系人

阿姆斯特丹
Advocaat | Partner
+31 20 605 69 18
+31 6 1496 9273