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Iman Brinkman

Attorney-at-law • Partner

Iman specialises in energy law and policy and is head of Pels Rijcken's Energy team. Iman has a standing track record in major energy projects, particularly those with complicated regulatory aspects. His advisory practice focuses on energy legislation, energy contracts and energy projects. As a litigator, Iman is regularly engaged in civil and administrative matters concerning energy-related topics, such as access to the gas and electricity markets. Renewable energy and energy transition are cornerstones of his practice; Iman inter alia is involved in various large scale wind, solar PV and heat projects. Also, Iman advises - primarily - energy companies on corporate and company law issues. Iman acts for parties in every link of the energy chain, from upstream to downstream. His clients include gas and electricity producers, suppliers and traders, project developers, TSOs as well as central and decentralised governments. Iman is fluent in English, French and German.

Iman has a master in law from Leiden University. He also followed the course in administrative law at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Iman regularly lectures on energy law and policy and is a frequent speaker at energy seminars. He also regularly publishes on energy related topics.


  • "It is a pleasure to work with Iman. He is always patient in listening and explaining and is diligent in his advice." - Chambers Europe, 2023
  • "Iman Brinkman has been practising for the last twenty years or so in the energy sector; there is little that he does not know." - The Legal 500, 2023
  • "Iman Brinkman is very experienced in matters of energy law." - The Legal 500, 2023
  • "Iman Brinkman stands out as a very smart and very reliable partner." - The Legal 500, 2023
  • "Iman Brinkman’s deep technical knowledge is really valuable in the energy sector." - The Legal 500, 2023
  • "He has in-depth knowledge of energy regulation and is able to maintain an overview of cases on the same topics, but at different courts, like civil and administrative." - Chambers Europe, 2022
  • Next Generation Partner - The Legal 500, 2022
  • "Iman Brinkman has a steady reputation as an excellent lawyer in the energy sector, he is a reliable peer and a pleasant person to work with." - The Legal 500, 2022
  • "Iman Brinkman, as team leader, is better equipped than anyone to understand the broad legal scope of the energy field." - The Legal 500, 2022