About Michiel de Wit

Michiel de Wit has a practice in commercial real estate law. He specializes in commercial leasing law, real estate transactions, procedural law and real estate related contract law.

Michiel de Wit advises on and litigates in the real estate area with a focus on lease and commercial property transactions. His clients are international and national investors, including institutional investors, project developers, financers and real-estate consultants.

Michiel is a member of de Vereniging van Huurrecht Advocaten (Leasing Lawyers Association). He is a member of the editorial board of the Dutch journal Huurrecht in Praktijk (Leasing Law in Practice). He publishes regularly.

Michiel has been with Lexence since 2010. Previously he was, among other things, with Unibail-Rodamco. He studied law at Universiteit Maastricht and followed a post-graduate course in tenancy law at the Vereniging van Huurrecht Advocaten (Leasing Lawyers Association). Michiel was admitted to the Dutch Bar in 2002.

Legal 500 (2020)
``Michiel de Wit: great expertise and pragmatic goal-oriented approach in commercial letting. Thorough legal analysis and quick pro-active ad-hoc advice. Reliable lease house-keeping.``
  • Legal 500 (2020): "Worked with Michiel de Wit for a couple of years already – a very precise and reliable lawyer. It’s also worth mentioning that he is very capable of dealing with foreign companies."

  • Legal 500 (2020): "Michiel de Wit: great expertise and pragmatic goal-oriented approach in commercial letting. Thorough legal analysis and quick pro-active ad-hoc advice. Reliable lease house-keeping."

  • Legal 500 (2020): Leading individual Real Estate Law - Michiel de Wit

  • Chambers (2019): "One client praises the firm for its 'flexibility and quick responses', while another notes the lawyers' 'pragmatic and in-depth knowledge of real estate lease topics'. '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): "Michiel de Wit is also highly rated for his 'precision' and problem solving skills."

  • Chambers (2018): "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."

  • 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 negotations are a particular strength, as are development-and-sale transactions."