Environment and Planning

Our Environment and Planning practice is widely recognised as a pioneer on the Benelux legal market. We provide tailor-made solutions for the most complex environmental questions and are involved in high-end urban, industry, energy and infrastructure projects.

As one of the leading and largest Benelux practices, we offer full legal assistance in matters of planning and environmental law, ranging from advisory and regulatory work to litigation and enforcement proceedings at regional, national and EU levels. We are regarded as a reference in the development of planning and environmental law through our involvement in many challenging, politically-sensitive and landmark cases.

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NL Law

Stibbe represents Circuit Park Zandvoort

Stibbe has again successfully represented Circuit Zandvoort. The Formula 1 Grand Prix in September will go ahead.

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EU Law

Stibbe advises Aedifica

Stibbe's Real Estate Transaction Group advised Aedifica NV, a Belgian listed company investing in healthcare real estate, on the further expansion of its portfolio in the Netherlands.

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NL Law

Stibbe advised Mitiska REIM

Stibbe's Real Estate Transaction Group, led by Boris Cammelbeeck, has advised Mitiska REIM with the acquisition of Makado Beek retail center from Syntrus Achmea. Makado Beek is one of the largest retail centers in the Netherlands.

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NL Law

Stibbe advises The Hague, Staedion and Heijmans

Stibbe advises the Municipality of The Hague, Housing Association Staedion, and Heijmans on a major inner city restructuring in The Hague area, consisting of the (re)development of 5,500 houses, commercial real estate and public areas.

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Services

Our experts have a broad range of experience and expertise in planning and environmental law at regional, national and EU levels. They deal with a wide range of issues, ranging from more general questions of environmental law to highly technical regulations.

We advise clients on a diversity of topics in the fields of planning, urban development, expropriations, permits and environmental law in the broadest sense, including waste and soil regulations and nature conservation. We assist the industry with technical regulations and issues (such as REACH, BAT/BREF, nitrogen issues), and negotiate and litigate on their behalf before all jurisdictions of law on permits, compliance and enforcement issues.

Our team also has particular expertise in European regulations on Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) and food law. We provide assistance with complex M&A and real estate transactions and are frequently called on by our public clients to draft legislation and regulations.

As sustainability and climate change have become increasingly important, we guide clients through the transition to a sustainable business model and liaise with the competent authorities and technical experts on these challenging issues. In this same context, we have unique experience and expertise in traditional and renewable energy, including solar, wind and hydrogen, as well as nuclear law, where we act for the regulators and the industry.

Our clients include government bodies and private players in different sectors, which enabled us to develop a multi-faceted and pragmatic expertise. Our team is consistently top ranked in Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500.

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Recognition & Awards

"Stibbe boasts a pioneering practice with comparably strong expertise in planning and environment aspects thanks to its enviable bench of top-rate practitioners. They benefit from experience across a range of sectors and advise on EU environmental regulations and permitting applications."

Chambers Europe
2022
Environment and Planning

"The team is very experienced, focused and client-driven. In difficult times, they bend over backwards to support you."

The Legal 500
2022
Environment

"The team has significant strength in contentious matters at both domestic and European levels. They are also experienced in zoning and planning matters."

Chambers Europe
2022
Environment and Planning

"The decisive combination of knowledge, experience and talent in an effective and efficient manner puts Stibbe in an exceptional class."

The Legal 500
2021
Environment and Planning

"Stibbe has one of the best legal teams in Environment and Planning in the Netherlands."

The Legal 500
2021
Environment and Planning

"In addition to being a powerhouse in the national arena, the firm is equally adept in advisory matters and litigation at a wider European level."

The Legal 500
2020
Environment

Clients praise the firm for having a "well-organised team with easy interaction between all team members", adding that "the lawyers are highly available for clients."

Chambers Europe
2020
Environment and Planning