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Pels Rijcken has one of the largest Real Estate teams in the Netherlands and offers high quality customised legal services for the entire real estate sector. From our office in The Hague, more than 50 lawyers work on real estate and infrastructure every day.

Real Estate sector team

The specialists on the Real Estate sector team speak the sector's language and know all parties' main concerns: from owners and developers to investors and public authorities. The team takes an active role starting from the spatial planning phase through the realisation and operational stages. We are involved in numerous inner-city projects, area developments and sales processes and advise on rent and leasing, sustainability, healthcare-related real estate, structured sales and procurement procedures and real estate financing. Our team also represents real estate clients in proceedings before Dutch civil and administrative courts.

Feeling for government affairs

What distinguishes us within the legal profession is our feeling for government affairs. Thanks to our unique and broad experience with real estate transactions and disputes in a political and administrative context, we act as regular adviser for financial institutions, investors, pension and real estate funds, large companies owning real estate, property developers, corporate landlords and tenants, housing corporations, and educational institutions.


  • "The lawyers at Pels Rijcken provide sound advice in complex cases." - Chambers Europe, 2024
  • "They always have the right knowledge and person available." - Chambers Europe 2023
  • "They are quick and swift." - Chambers Europe 2023
  • "Very nice cooperation and expertise on complex files.", "They deal with complex and conflicting interests with good political sensitivity.", "Good reaction speed, service level, expertise and experience.", "Hands-on mentality with a practical and keen eye on possibilities.", "Alain de Jonge is a know it all real estate professional who does not hesitate to connect us with partners and colleagues in other fields to ensure we get an excellent product’.", "The team always delivers.", "Advice is good, creative and solid." - The Legal 500, 2022
  • The consultants are passionate and dedicated to carry out the work carefully, quickly and to a high quality.”, “Compared with other firms, the ratio of quality and costs is very good.”, “The practitioners are experts and take the burden off our office in handling cases.”, “Driven team, with good people who really get to work on the job.”, Legal 500, 2021