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Lianne Barnhoorn

Attorney-at-law • Senior Associate

Lianne Barnhoorn has been with Pels Rijcken since 2014 and specialises in planning and environmental law. Energy transition is the central theme in her practice. Lianne daily makes an effort to contribute to the development of large wind farms and solar parks. She is unrivalled when it comes to translating technology into legal reality and complex, technical projects are frequently entrusted to her. This means she is of great added value in cases concerning zoned industrial sites, noise subdivision, higher value proceedings and complicated integrated environmental permits. Lianne also advises and litigates on zoning plans with a broader scope and, as a result, she has already gained invaluable experience in applying the Dutch Environmental Planning Act.

Lianne graduated cum laude with an LLM in Constitutional and Administrative Law (with an emphasis on Planning and Environmental Law). She completed part of her curriculum in San Francisco. Lianne publishes regularly on our Environmental Law Blog and our Climate and Energy Blog. In addition, she is a member of the editorial team of Jurisprudentie voor Gemeenten (Case Law for Municipalities), and a member of the Dutch Environmental Law Association (VMR) and the Administrative Law Association (VAR).


  • Rising Star for Energy: Regulatory - The Legal 500, 2023
  • Key lawyer on Energy: regulatory - The Legal 500, 2022