Environmental and planning law

“I enjoy working with Holla because of their personal and no-nonsense approach. Not only is the team highly professional and knowledgeable, they are always available and think ahead with our business interests and with the long term in mind.”

The experts in environmental and planning law of Holla legal & tax focus on all aspects of environmental law and planning law. We advise on the development of urban area’s, office buildings and solar and wind parks. Besides that, we provide advice on zoning plans, environmental permits, heating infrastructure and enforcement of regulations with regards to environmental and planning law. In addition to that, our M&A lawyers regularly involve our environmental and planning specialists in transactions and due diligence processes.

We advise and litigate for investors and project developers, (managers, directors, or major shareholders of) medium-sized companies and legal departments of multinationals. In addition to that, we have been appointed as the legal counsel of several government bodies, including semi-public authorities, water boards, municipalities, and provinces. Find more information about our services in public law on the page Government.

Our environmental and planning lawyers advise and litigate on the following subjects:

  • Decisions, legislation, and policies
  • Declarations of intent, settlement agreements and anterior agreements
  • Energy law
  • Enforcement of regulations
  • Expropriation and obligation to tolerate
  • Freedom of Information Act (Dutch: Wob)
  • Government liability
  • Heating law and the Heating Act (Dutch: Warmtewet)
  • Housing for immigrant workers
  • Limited rights
  • Municipalities (Preferential Rights) Act (Dutch: Wvg)
  • Opposition and appeal procedures
  • Permits, exemptions and derogations
  • Project development
  • Soil contamination
  • Spatial planning
  • The cross-over area between public and private law
  • Water right

A specialist team in a full-service firm

Holla legal & tax is a full-service firm, which enables us to advise our clients across all legal areas. We value accessibility and short lines of communication. We divide our teams by legal area, but we also have specialist teams across all legal fields. For example, when a matter touches on the circular economy or renewable energy, we will work with the specialists in our Transition Team. For cross-border issues we work with our colleagues in European Law or we call upon the expertise and experience of one of our partner firms, TLT in the United Kingdom and GSJ advocaten in Belgium.