About Jan-Willem Raadgever

Jan-Willem Raadgever specializes in construction law, real estate and tendering law. He advises developers, authorities, contractors and stakeholders such as landowners, in the field of large-scale and complex legal territorial developments. He regularly proceeds before arbitration institutes like the Constructional Arbitration Institute.

Jan-Willem is guest lecturer at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam. He publishes regularly and is editor of the journal on Vastgoedcontracten (contracts in real estate) where he is responsible for prototype contracts with architects, advisors and building companies. He is a member of the Vereniging voor Bouwrecht (Construction Law Association) and of the Vereniging van Huurrecht Advocaten (Leasing Lawyers Association). Jan-Willem is fluent in German.

Jan-Willem received his master’s degree at Universiteit Utrecht in law with a dual major (company, social and economic law, and corporate law). He also completed the postgraduate studies in real estate at Grotius Academie. Jan-Willem was admitted to the Dutch Bar in 1991.

Legal 500 (2019)
''At Lexence, construction, real estate, and leasing experts provide assistance to clients ranging from investment funds and banks to developers, housing corporations, and public bodies. Ferry van Schoonhoven and Bob Bekker are the senior partners supported by leasing expert Jan-Willem Raadgever.''
  • Chambers (2019): "They are able to ask the right questions upfront to get a very good feeling for the case. They take the time to investigate all details, which makes the results at the end better', says one source."

  • Legal 500 (2019): "At Lexence, construction, real estate, and leasing experts provide assistance to clients ranging from investment funds and banks to developers, housing corporations, and public bodies. Ferry van Schoonhoven and Bob Bekker are the senior partners supported by leasing expert Jan-Willem Raadgever.”

  • Chambers (2018): "Clients admire the 'excellent strategic capabilities' of the team, and commend the lawyers' 'customer focus and broad knowledge of the legal aspects of real estate'."

  • Legal 500 (2018): "Lexence’s 'highly skilled' practice provides 'quick, clear and comprehensive advice'."

  • Chambers (2017): "Sources also recommend the team for its 'great quality, friendly people' who are 'no-nonsense and result driven'."

  • Legal 500 (2017): "Lease contract negotiations are a particular strength, as are development-and-sale transactions."