About Michael Klijnstra

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.

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.''
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  • Legal 500 (2018): "Lexence’s ‘excellent’ practice is led by Michael Klijnstra, who has strong experience in advising private companies and public bodies."

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

  • Chambers (2017): "Well-regarded real estate team with a strong focus on commercial leasing. Also provides advice on project development, financing and construction, with further strength in planning and environment work, litigation and property management."