He represents his clients in administrative and civil litigation, in proceedings before the Dutch energy regulator, ACM, and in legislative processes. He furthermore advises market parties on regulatory aspects of energy related transactions and projects. His engagements include renewable and conventional production, transmission and (smart) distribution, storage and energy efficiency; all with respect to gas, power, heat and (drinking) water.

Roland is a member of the Dutch Bar Associate and of the Dutch Energy Law Association. He is a member of the legal taskforces of the Dutch solarPV association Holland Solar and chairman of the Green Business Club Zuidas. He regularly speaks and publishes on energy related topics.

Roland is listed in Chambers, Legal 500 en Who’s Who Legal Energy.


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Civil law and Tax law, University of Amsterdam, 1998
Grotius Academie, Dutch and EC Competition Law, 2002

What others say

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“Roland de Vlam provides clear and to-the-point advice."
Legal 500 (2021)
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Roland de Vlam is lauded by one client for being "a creative thinker with a good overview of both energy law and what we want as a company." He acts for clients on both regulatory and transactional mandates, with experience advising utility companies, energy exchanges and energy suppliers.
Chambers Europe (2021)
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"Roland de Vlam is well regarded for advising on regulatory issues around transactions in the gas and electricity space as well as offshore wind and solar projects. One interviewee comments: "He's creative and always looking for how to protect the interest of the client."
Chambers Europe (2020)
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"Roland de Vlam focuses on regulatory issues in the energy and mining sectors, with strong experience in renewable energy."
Chamber 2019
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"Max Oosterhuis and counsel Roland de Vlam provide a wealth of experience in domestic and EU regulatory regimes; the team successfully represented Stedin in two Supreme Court proceedings against Chemours on the ownership of transformers."
Legal 500
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"A great guy who is very pragmatic."
Chambers & Partners Europe (2022)
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