Environmental law

Michael Klijnstra



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About Michael

Michael is an experienced lawyer in public law, especially zoning and environmental law. He gives advice to and litigates for market players in matters concerning zoning plans, building permits, compliance and enforcement with regard to project and area (re)development, transformation and renovation projects and infrastructure. He also deals with complex matters involving soil and air pollution, noise, fire safety, environmental permits, control of waste and environmental liability.

Michael has been with Lexence since 2008. He studied law at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. In 1998 Michael earned a doctoral degree with a dissertation on “transparency in environmental law” at Universiteit van Amsterdam. He was admitted to the Dutch Bar in 1997.

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Legal 500 (2022): "Michael Klijnstra is extremely good in his file knowledge, he knows all the details and is perfectly aware of the latest regulations. We have been working successfully with Lexence for 20 years in environmental court cases, in the end we have won every case. The team is well coordinated and the qualities of each team member are used extremely well. Every problem is coordinated with the right person."
Legal 500 (2021): "The many years of cooperation with Michael Klijnstra on environmental issues has resulted in detailed file knowledge in often complex subjects, which, in combination with the legal input, leads to successful cooperation."
Chambers (2021): "The lawyers have a very strong and in-depth knowledge throughout all real estate-related legal topics."
Legal 500 (2020): "Michael always pick up his phone and takes the time to understand the issue. The key succes of Michael is that even how big or difficult the situation is. Michael can explain it in simple words so everybody can understand it."
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