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Roelof Reinders

Attorney-at-law • Partner

Roelof Reinders has been with Pels Rijcken’s Planning and Environmental Law team since 2006. His specialist practice is focused on infrastructure (road projects and coastal and dyke reinforcement), area development and nature conservation law. Public authorities and developers entrust Roelof with complex and often administratively sensitive files. His strength lies not only in his legal expertise; Roelof also has the know-how and experience to discuss the content of a project with the technical experts involved. Regardless of whether traffic models, air quality and nitrogen deposition calculations, external safety or the operation of tunnel safety installations are under discussion, Roelof knows the content and technicalities involved inside out. This provides significant added value when defending a project in court, but also, and in particular, in the preparation of decision-making. Roelof knows better than anyone else what is needed to draw up planning products and ensure, together with the project team, that the decision-making will pass the test applied by the administrative court: "Council of State-proof" we like to call it.

Roelof received his master’s degree in Dutch Constitutional and Administrative Law and European Law from Utrecht University. He is a member of the Dutch Environmental Lawyers Association and co-authored the manual Luchtkwaliteit en omgeving (Air quality and environment).


  • "Infrastructure, area development and environmental conservation specialist Roelof Reinders is a noteworthy practitioner." - The Legal 500, 2024
  • Ranked as Next Generation Partner for Environment and planning - The Legal 500, 2024
  • "Roelof Reinders advises on highly complex legal issues. He will take a multidisciplinary approach, including the fields of ecology, technology, science, and law, to come to excellent legal advice and solutions. He is accessible and he will get to the heart of the matter quickly. Roelof advices clearly, convincingly, and with great expertise." - The Legal 500, 2023
  • "Roelof Reinders is a quick thinker, a constructive critical advisor keeping you sharp. He is also a very good litigator, keen in getting a good result." - The Legal 500, 2023
  • Next Generation Partner on Environment and planning - The Legal 500, 2023