Environmental Law

Area development is popular again and changing the use of buildings is the order of the day. Regardless of the number of vacant units, the retail property sector continues to expand and regenerate, particularly as businesses look to invest in new, modified or expanded premises. Our experts will help you navigate the extensive environmental law regulations accompanying intensive land use in the Netherlands, that all too often prevent many projects crossing the finish line.


All-encompassing administrative law support

Environmental law, comprising spatial planning law,, requires special expertise. The sector is subject to constantly changing regulations and crowded with different and competing actors. Our expert team will support you in all public and private legal issues relating to: spatial developments, nature & environmental law, energy, waste, and project development.

Our range of expertise

We provide advice, support and conduct proceedings in areas of both planning and environmental law:

  • Planning procedures for developments, and developing new zoning plans or other planning decisions;
  • Relevant permits for environmental or construction projects;
  • Objection and appeal proceedings against permit grants or refusals;
  • Proceedings against developments with significant impact on businesses (e.g. environmental nuisance);
  • Installation and operation of major projects (e.g. major infrastructure projects and wind farms);
  • Expropriation proceedings, both expropriated and expropriating parties;
  • Advising municipalities and provinces on environmental law regulation; and,
  • Enforcement proceedings for building or environmental law regulators.

How we work

Our team of specialist lawyers possess the experience and expertise to manage any environmental law issue. The team works collaboratively with colleagues and specialists across Loyens & Loeff on energy, real estate, and private law for the public sector or administrative law. Our team also ensures clients are well-informed and up-to-date on key developments through newsletters, publications and seminars.