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15 September 2016 / news

Private law, public law and tax aspects of Building in the Netherlands

Developments in building practice

All kinds of changes are taking place in Dutch construction law. Additionally, the building and project development practice in the Netherlands faces a vast number of significant developments. Interesting trends are the redevelopment of existing buildings and the sustainability of real estate. These trends are expected to continue in the coming years. The building projects and the market (parties) demand innovation both at a technical level and as regards contracting. Changes to statutory regulations and new regulations, partly initiated by Europe, are also taking place in rapid succession. In the field of tax and employment law, commissioning parties and even investors/purchasers of new build real estate have to be aware of the possible risks of recipients’ and chain liabilities.

Compiled in the book 'Building in the Netherlands’ 

The legal and tax aspects of these developments require your and our full attention. For this reason, we have bundled together the expertise and experience of various Loyens & Loeff attorneys at law, tax advisers and civil law notaries in the different disciplines, into one book titled 'Building in the Netherlands’.

The following topics are covered:

  • Statutory regulations for building contracts
  • Standard building contracts
  • International building practice
  • Project development partnerships
  • Public-private partnership
  • Rules relating to procurement and state aid
  • Project finance
  • Insurance policies for construction risks
  • Public law aspects of building
  • Sustainable building
  • VAT and transfer tax in building practice
  • Recipients’ and chain liability
  • Settlement of construction disputes

Order the book

To learn more about the various legal and tax aspects that you may encounter in building and project development practice, please use the button on the left side of this screen to order a hardcopy version at no additional cost. If you wish to receive a PDF or ePub, please send an email to You can view this book below.


Should you wish to get in touch with one of our construction law team members, please call one of our specialists. Alternatively, you can send us an email and we will respond promptly.

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