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Julian Kevelam

Julian Kevelam joined ENVIR Advocaten in January 2021 as an associate. He specializes in environmental law, with a particular focus on planning and zoning and water law. He mainly advises and represents in court municipalities and (project) developers. Examples of recent cases include housing and area development projects, redevelopment of existing real estate and the realization of solar and wind farms. In addition to environmental law cases, he also handles cases in the field of general administrative law. For example in relation to public access to information and subsidies.

In addition to his work as a lawyer, Julian is an associate at the Utrecht Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law (UCWOSL) of Utrecht University. He participates in research projects, teaches, and publishes jointly with researchers at UCWOSL. Julian won the 2017 Piet Gilhuis Thesis Award from the Environmental Law Association for his thesis entitled “The legal protection of drinking water sources in shale gas extraction“.

Julian completed the master’s degree in State and Administrative Law, specializing in Environmental Law, cum laude at Utrecht University. After graduating in 2015, Julian joined Soppe Gundelach advocaten as paralegal and UCWOSL as junior researcher and later PhD student. Since August 2017,  Julian worked full time as a lawyer at Soppe Gundelach advocaten. Julian is a member of  the Administrative Law Association, the Construction Law Association, the Environmental Law Association and the Agricultural Law Association.

mr. J. (Julian) Kevelam
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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

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

‘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

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

Legal 500 – EMEA 2021

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

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

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