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Marieke Kaajan

Marieke Kaajan is a partner and one of the founders of ENVIR Advocaten. She specialises in administrative law, with a focus on environmental law and nature conservation law.

As a lawyer, Marieke takes a highly practical approach. Also thanks to her experience with complex projects and knowledge of government processes, she can adapt easily to changing circumstances and quickly determines which approach will make the case truly move along. Marieke worked at Stibbe as a lawyer for 13 years in the administrative law and environmental law department.

Marieke Kaajan of ENVIR Advocaten is an authority on Dutch nature conservation law, assisting municipalities, state bodies and developers with environmental, planning and zoning matters. Clients laud her “outstanding knowledge of environment and nature law,” noting also her “open and hands-on nature.” One source recognises Kaajan as a “real specialist, a leading lady in nature conservation.”

(Chambers, 2018)

Simply excellent’ boutique ENVIR Advocaten ‘covers all aspects of environmental and administrative law’. The ‘very hands-on, knowledgeable, practical’ Fleur Onrust is ‘a great pleasure to work with’ and Marieke Kaajan is ‘calm’ and ‘alert to various strategies’.”

(Legal 500, 2018)

Marieke supports her clients in obtaining, defending and amending all relevant permits for large industrial projects (water permits, waste permits, environmental permits and permits pursuant to the Nature Conservation Act (prior to January 2017: Nature Conservation Act 1998 and Flora and Fauna Act).

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Keizersgracht 451-1V
1017 DK

T +31 20 737 20 66
M +31 6 50 43 10 52
F +31 20 796 92 22

She also deals with liability issues relating to government bodies, such as liability due to soil contamination.

Marieke represents various developers and government bodies in connection with varying environmental law issues, both in legal proceedings and the preceding process. Previous projects in which she was involved include the development of a large onshore wind farm and the construction and operation of various power plants.

Marieke is also a deputy judge at the Noord-Holland District Court (administrative law). She authored the Nature Conservation Act section of Tekst en Commentaar Milieurecht and is a regular annotator for the magazine Milieu en Recht and the Nieuwsbrief StAB magazine. She also regularly teaches courses on nature conservation law and other topics concerning environmental law. In 2009, Marieke completerd a mini-MBA course at INSEAD.