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Fleur Onrust

Fleur Onrust is a partner and one of the founders of ENVIR Advocaten. Fleur Onrust worked as an administrative law lawyer at Stibbe for 10 years. Fleur specialises in environmental law, focusing primarily on species protection under the Nature Conservation Act (formerly the Flora and Fauna Act), the Environmental Permitting (General Provisions) Act and planning and zoning law.

In addition, Fleur is often involved in general administrative law matters, in particular subsidy regulations, enforcement issues and administrative procedural law. She also represents clients in (public) healthcare, education and culture matters, where she deals with questions and procedures related to subsidies, permits or other types of government regulation.

Fleur is very much a solution-driven individual, who likes to think outside the box if the solution is not obvious or when others consider the case hopeless. Fleur has broad experience assisting in due diligence investigations and drafting due diligence reports on the relevant administrative and environmental law aspects.

Fleur’s clients include large companies as well as SMEs, project developers, schools, art institutions and governments. Not only does she assist her clients in proceedings, she also gives advice to streamline or indeed prevent proceedings. Her previous projects include the development of an artificial island for housing development in Amsterdam (IJburg), relaxing noise regulations applicable to a large international racetrack, appealing refusals of major subsidies for development aid organisations and art institutions, and enforcement issues.

In 2008, she completed the post-graduate Grotius specialisation course in environmental law. In addition, she completed a mini-MBA business programme at INSEAD. Fleur is a chief editor of Kluwer’s administrative law module and regularly publishes articles in professional magazines on environmental law and general administrative law. She regularly teaches courses, for example on species protection under the Nature Conservation Act (prior to January 2017 the Flora and Fauna Act) and administrative procedural law. Fleur is also a deputy judge at the Overijssel District Court (administrative law).

mr. drs. F. (Fleur) Onrust
fleur.onrust@envir-advocaten.com
Jan van Goyenkade 10 III
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Amsterdam

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‘ENVIR Advocaten has very experienced lawyers, which includes some of the best in the field’.

Legal 500 – EMEA 2021

One client praises the team’s “outstanding knowledge, especially of nature conservation law,” and goes on to add that the team “will not rest until they have achieved their clients’ preferred results.”

Chambers, 2021

‘Iris Kieft is a very bright lawyer, she’s down to earth and friendly, but at the same time very effective and focused on results’.

Legal 500 – EMEA 2021

Marieke Kaajan advises on contentious and non-contentious permitting and zoning matters. She offers additional experience in nitrogen emissions matters and EU environmental directives. One client enjoys working with her because she is “very well connected, nice, direct and very approachable.”

Chambers, 2021

‘Niche firm, but can handle big cases on environmental law’.

Legal 500 – EMEA 2021

‘ENVIR Advocaten is one of the leading law firms in the Netherlands in the field of environmental law’.

Legal 500 – EMEA 2021

Fleur Onrust is experienced in handling environmental permitting matters, as well as nature conservation and soil contamination mandates. She is particularly well respected for representing clients from the private and public sectors in contentious proceedings. One client comments: “She is pragmatic, acts fast and is very understanding of the needs of her clients.”

Chambers, 2021

‘Its staff consists of very experienced lawyers with a lot of expertise in environmental, planning and administrative law’.

Legal 500 – EMEA 2021

Another client appreciates the team’s business-focused approach: “What I really like about ENVIR Advocaten is that we know each other and we know how to efficiently spend time.”

Chambers, 2021

What the team is known for: Respected team covering a broad array of planning and environmental law, with a strong focus on nitrogen emissions legislation and EU regulations concerning nature conservation and habitat protection. Represents clients from the energy and construction sectors, as well as municipalities, in contentious and non-contentious zoning and permitting matters. Also assists clients with soil and groundwater pollution mandates.

Chambers, 2021