Pels Rijcken is one of the leading independent law firms in the Netherlands. We provide tailor made solutions to our clients. We build long standing relationships with our clients focusing to deliver the best personal service.
Pels Rijcken has one of the largest real estate practices in the Netherlands. We know the real estate sector from the perspective of all the parties; from owners and developers to investors and public authorities. The firm provides assistance with numerous sales processes, (large-scale) urban projects and area developments. The real estate team is actively involved from the spatial planning through to realisation and exploitation including lease and rental transactions. In addition, our firm is eminently equipped in the field of public-private partnerships and innovative types of contracts (DBFMO). During recent years, we have been providing an increasing amount of advice on procedures regarding health care real estate, the sale of surplus real estate and transformation.
Pels Rijcken's attorneys are very experienced in handling competition procedures, also with cases brought before the European Commission. The ACM regularly requires their assistance in procedures brought by market parties concerning cartel decisions or with regard to merger control. Corporate clients also call on Pels Rijcken's competition specialists, for example if they are confronted with a claim for damages following a cartel fine. We are also advising private clients on for example cartel damages proceedings and merger filings.
Every day Pels Rijcken’s Energy team works on the largest and most complex energy projects in the Netherlands. Such projects usually have significant public impact due to their financial, social or political relevance. We are consistently retained by our clients to advise on the latest energy (law) related developments. We are not only involved in practically all major wind farm projects onshore and offshore, but also in major – renewable – heat, as well as heat and cold storage and supply projects. We are also regularly retained for climate change matters, such as CO2 emission rights trading. We are leading in regulatory litigation in the energy sector. In addition to our successful regulatory practice, we also have a considerable transactional track record.
Business and Human Rights is an inescapable boardroom topic in organisations. Not only does this topic play a major role in societal conceptualization, international business and human rights standards are also the driving force behind the concrete implementation on three fronts: procurement, investments and the organisation itself.
Every day we are engaged in the largest and most complex employment projects in the Netherlands. Governmental bodies as well as private parties are increasingly calling on Pels Rijcken where matters of prime importance are at stake. We are involved with the latest developments related to employment law. The cases we handle often has a public impact due to their financial, social or political relevance. We work closely with the Supreme Court litigation practice group. Consequently, the team is involved in employment law proceedings which are conducted before the highest Dutch court.
The Corporate/M&A practice of Pels Rijcken has a long-standing track record in corporate transactions in the public domain, such as privatizations and public-private partnerships. Over the past years we have expanded our services to a wide range of corporate clients and financial institutions, both nationally and internationally. At Pels Rijcken we recognize that our clients face complex challenges and require integrated solutions. We combine in depth legal knowledge with our understanding of business needs and are always sensitive to the interests of other stakeholders that might affect our client's position. We aim to build long term relationships with our clients, based on mutual trust.
Pels Rijcken’s Construction team remains the largest, most experienced and most specialised in construction & procurement law in the Netherlands. We represent a unique range of public clients of the highest profile, not only including the State of the Netherlands but also the most important Dutch provinces, the major Dutch cities and multiple other regional and municipal governments and (semi) public authorities. We are involved in all major and most complex infrastructure projects in the Netherlands. Our team is experienced in drafting and reviewing (innovative) construction contracts and all tender documentation in practically all major public projects in the Netherlands. Furthermore we have a long standing tradition in representing the State and other public and private principals in large scale construction law disputes, both before the civil courts and arbitration tribunals. The team is trend setting in latest developments, including construction contracts tendered on the basis of Best Value Procurement.
Pels Rijcken is the biggest and the best Supreme Court Litigation department in the Netherlands. Our team, excelling not only in quantity (the highest percentage of civil Supreme Court cases is dealt with by our team), but also continuously delivering the highest possible level of quality. Cases handled cover a broad spectrum of legal issues in both the private and public sectors, ranging from banking/finance, corporate, employment and insurance to tax and real estate. Pels Rijcken is involved in a high number of cases with a public impact due to their financial, social or political relevance.
Pels Rijcken’s Arbitration team has ample experience and an excellent track record with handling large scale arbitrations. It also provides strategic legal advice in the context of imminent or pending arbitrations. Their expertise covers all possible stages of an arbitration, from interim measures to setting aside proceedings up to the Supreme Court. Pels Rijcken is involved in all large, long lasting arbitrations in the Netherlands serving a wide variety of industry sectors.