About Tomas Steenmetser

Tomas Steenmetser is experienced in leasing law regarding business premises, purchase law and the general law of obligation relating to property. Tomas is also specialized in bankruptcy law related issues. In February 2015 he represented a very large group of parties leasing real estate to V&D. Tomas drafted the settlement agreement between V&D and almost all of the lessors of V&D Warehouses. Tomas is a trusted advisor of IVBN/ROZ.

Tomas has fulfilled various management positions. Until recently Tomas was secretary of the Vereniging van Huurrecht Advocaten (Leasing Lawyers Association). He publishes regularly. Tomas is a trainer at the OSR, a legal training institute and lectures at the Eggens Instituut at Universiteit van Amsterdam as well.

Tomas has been with Lexence since 2001.

Chambers (2019)
''Tomas Steenmetser is widely recognized for his considerable experience in commercial leasing mandates. He is praised by clients for his ability to ‘analyse and clarify a problem quickly and explain the best way to proceed’. He has standout experience assisting clients with sale and leaseback transactions in the hotels sector.''
  • Legal 500 (2020): "Good team with excellent knowledge in different fields concerning development, construction, and operation of real estate."

  • Who's Who Legal Real Estate (2019) selected Tomas Steenmetser as leading lawyer in the Netherlands

  • Chambers (2019): "Well-regarded real estate team with a strong reputation for handling of commercial leasing topics. Advises on sale and leaseback transactions and on acquisitions of logistics, office or retail buildings with a view to the signing of long-term leases. Also provides advice on project development, financing and construction matters."

  • Legal 500 (2019): "Lexence is appreciated for its 'total commitment, successful outcomes, and good balance between quality advice and tariffs'. Tomas Steenmetser and Ferry van Schoonhoven specialize in commercial leases and attract international corporate clients, especially in the retail industries and referrals from international law firms. [...]"

  • Chambers (2018): "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."

  • Legal 500 (2018): "Smart, pragmatic problem-solver Tomas Steenmetser is 'honest and humorous'; he co-heads the team with fellow leasing expert Ferry van Schoonhoven and transactions and development specialist Bob Bekker."

  • Chambers (2017): "Tomas Steenmetser is recommended by a number of market sources for his expertise in lease law."

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