What others say about us
Straatman Koster Advocaten has been recommended by Legal 500 2019 in the following 3 practice areas:
"Rotterdam-based Straatman Koster Advocaten is a substantial niche construction and real estate firm that has 'in-depth knowledge of the building industry regulations and law' and also has 'a sharp sense of urgency and the essentials of a case'. Olivier Vermeulen offers a blend of construction, real estate, and litigation expertise, while Frederik van Nouhuys is recommended for his public procurement and broad construction law experience. Thijs Straatman is advising a group of clients on the development of a project to produce residential, retail, schools, and commercial buildings together with an ecological zone and a new access road. Wilfried Koster and Marinda de Smidt are advising the Municipality of Rotterdam on the Hart van Zuid urban regeneration project."
Environment and planning
"Straatman Koster Advocaten is a specialist real estate and construction firm with a substantial environment and planning team which is headed by Marinda de Smidt, Joost Hoekstra and Maaike de Wit. The team advises government and corporate clients on a wide range of issues including soil pollution, permit and enforcement issues, sustainable urban developments and nature conservation as well as zoning matters. It advised Green Park Gebiedsontwikkeling on matters such as zoning plans, building and environmental permits and The Soil Pollution Act. Paul Heijnsbroek and Marleen van Dijkman joined the team from Houthoff and HabrakenRutten respectively."
"Thijs Straatman, Wilfried Koster, Joost Hoekstra and Marinda de Smidt are the key team members at Straatman Koster Advocaten which specialises in construction and real estate. The team is advising Feyenoord Rotterdam (Stadion Feijenoord) on the drafting of the co-operation agreement, option agreement and sale and purchase of land between Feyenoord and other parties and the municipality of Rotterdam. The project includes the construction of a new football stadium together with housing, office, and other facilities."
9 lawyers are recommended in The Legal 500 Europe 2019 editorial.
Environment and planning
Chambers 2019 has placed us in Band 4 of the Real Estate sector, joining the ranks of a number of highly renowned international law firms.
Chambers: "Particularly active on non-contentious construction mandates, with notable experience advising both public sector clients and private companies on the negotiation of contracts for urban redevelopment projects. Assists with land sales and the drafting of turnkey agreements. Benefits from strong capabilities in planning, public procurement and corporate law. Also advises asset management companies on the negotiation of lease agreements with tenants."
Thijs Straatman ranked in Chambers Real Estate (band 4) quote: "Thijs Straatman is noted for his experience in project development and procurement. He acts for local municipalities and construction companies on matters relating to asset transactions, planning law or disputes."
Best Lawyers' 2018-2019: “Thijs has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the Seventh Edition of The Best Lawyers in the Netherlands for his work in Real Estate Law”.
Straatman Koster Advocaten 'Prominent Vastgoedkantoor' by PropertyNL 2017.