Erwin Noordover is a partner of ENVIR Advocaten. He is specialized in general and European administrative law, with a focus on environmental, planning and nature conservation law. Erwin advises and litigates on behalf of both government bodies and developers on (sustainable) energy, nature and climate change issues relating to onshore and offshore wind farms, solar farms, the circular economy, the energy transition, scarce rights or subsidies for sustainable energy production.
Erwin is experienced in legal project management, where, as a strategic and legal advisor, he assists his clients on complex industrial, urban and/or infrastructural spatial projects from start to finish, for example in obtaining the necessary public-law permissions. He advises and litigates on planning issues, planning and nature conservation permits and related environmental research, such as EIA.
Erwin is often involved at an early stage, for example in contracting and discussions with the government or other parties. He also advises clients on the relevant administrative law components (including due diligence and subsidies) in the financing of projects.
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Erwin is practical and solution-oriented, with a keen eye for potential opportunities and risks and the best stage of a project to address these. He understands the political and social context in which his clients operate and the challenges that may arise from this context for their projects.
Before Erwin became a partner at ENVIR Advocaten in 2019, he worked for more than 10 years as a lawyer at Stibbe in the administrative and environmental law section. In 2016, he graduated cum laude from the postgraduate Grotius specialist environmental law course. In addition, he completed a business administration mini-MBA course at INSEAD. Since 2018 he has been a member of the Objections Committee of the municipality of De Bilt. Erwin publishes in scientific and professional journals and teaches courses regularly.
What the team is known for: Broad industry knowledge representing private sector clients from the energy field, as well as public sector clients such as municipalities and provinces. Noted for its extensive expertise of nature protection and conservation matters. Also represents clients in sensitive disputes concerning permits and developments. Has expanded the team with several new hires during 2019.
‘The team is very experienced, hands on and understands the business needs of the client and translate that into practical advice’.
Legal 500 – EMEA 2020
‘At ENVIR they combine the quality services of a top tier firm with the personal attention of the partners of a boutique firm’.
Legal 500 – EMEA 2020
One client appreciates the team’s ‘good tactical approach,’ further adding: ‘The lawyers were very pragmatic and helped us find solutions.’