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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 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).

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 also authored the Nature Conservation Act section of Tekst en Commentaar Milieurecht and is a regular annotator for the magazine Milieu en Recht and the OGR-updates. She also regularly teaches courses on nature conservation law and other topics concerning environmental law. In 2009, Marieke completed a mini-MBA course at INSEAD.

mr. drs. M.M. (Marieke) Kaajan
Jan van Goyenkade 10 III 1075 HP Amsterdam

T +31 20 737 20 66

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‘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

One client appreciates the team’s ‘good tactical approach,’ further adding: ‘The lawyers were very pragmatic and helped us find solutions.’

Chambers, 2020

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.

Chambers, 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

‘Iris Kieft is very knowledgeable on sustainability; speaks the language of the client and understands the client’s business’.

Legal 500 – EMEA 2020

Fleur Onrust is skilled at handling administrative law issues and environmental matters. Additionally she represents clients in sensitive litigation and advises on nature conservation.

Chambers, 2020

Marieke Kaajan represents clients in compensation disputes arising from construction projects, and also advises on environmental and pollution matters. Interviewees also report: ‘She is very well respected when it comes to nature conservation law.’

Chambers, 2020