Tomas Steenmetser

Tomas Steenmetser

lawyer, partner

Tomas Steenmetser specializes in leasing law pertaining to business premises, purchase law and the general law of obligation relating to property. In February 2015 he represented a very large group of parties leasing real estate to V&D. Together with Jesse Zijlma (BarentsKrans) he drafted the settlement agreement reached between V&D and almost all of the lessors.
Tomas has a number of publications to his name. He is a member of the editorial board of the Tijdschrift voor Huurrecht Bedrijfsruimte (Dutch magazine on leasing law for business premises). He is the author of Huurrecht Wetteksten (act texts on rent law), a Sdu publication and co-author of the study book Boom Basics Huurrecht. He has a permanent position lecturing on leasing and purchase for the educational organisations OSR and the UvA (the Eggens Insituut). In addition, he gives various courses and lectures. Until recently Tomas sat on the board of the Vereniging van Huurrecht Advocaten (Dutch society of leasing law lawyers).
Tomas joined Lexence in 2001 and was appointed to the Management Board in 2015. Tomas read Dutch law at the University of Leiden and was admitted to the Bar in 1991.

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Tomas is recognized as leading practitioner in real estate in the Who's Who Legal for Real Estate as well as in the Legal500.

Chambers: Sources contend that Tomas Steenmetser is a  "very clever, nice guy, who focuses on the deal," in addition to being a "very good lease law practitioner." He specialises in lease law and also handles redevelopment cases. (2018)

Tomas Steenmetser is recommended by a number of market sources for his expertise in lease law.​