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Jelmer Procee

Attorney-at-law • Partner

Jelmer Procee joined Pels Rijcken in 2007 and specialises in (administrative) compensation law, including compensation for loss, land development and expropriation. The Dutch State regularly entrusts him with expropriation proceedings for large infrastructural projects as well as complex compensation for loss proceedings. For provinces and municipalities, he advises on large infrastructure and inner-city redevelopment. He also assists water boards with the realisation of projects in the context of High Water Protection Programmes. Jelmer is known for being approachable and practical. His advice is brief and clients value how he can quickly point them in the right direction so that the project can continue smoothly. In proceedings he makes all the difference. What more is needed in terms of further fact-finding or expert advice to convince the court? He treats the opposing party tactfully and has a sharp eye for underlying administrative and political interests.

Jelmer publishes regularly, including preliminary advice for the Expropriation Law Association. He lectures at Leiden University, Utrecht University, Radboud University Nijmegen and OSR. He is the author of a monthly newsletter on administrative compensation containing summaries of recent case law. Jelmer is a member of the Dutch Young Property Lawyers Association, the VAR Administrative Law Association, the Expropriation Law Association, and the Expropriation Lawyers Association.


  • "Jelmer Procee and his team are always available and able to provide us with good legal advice." - The Legal 500, 2024
  • "Jelmer Procee is a key member of the team with particular expertise in cases involving compensation for loss, land development and expropriation." - The Legal 500, 2024
  • Recommended for Environment and planning - The Legal 500, 2023