Construction

“The success of a building project is either made or broken by the cooperation between parties.”

Construction is cooperation. Cooperation between all parties that are involved in the design and construction of a building. Clients, contractors, architects, consultancies and investors: the success of a building project is either made or broken by the cooperation between these parties. It is paramount that all arrangements about construction and development are carefully set out in contracts.

The Construction and Property Development team is ready to help you

The Construction and Property Development team of Kennedy Van der Laan will support you in drafting the most suitable building contract and is familiar with all usual contract forms and conditions used in construction, such as UAV 2012, DNR 2011, UAV-GC 2005 and ARW 2016. But even then, many things may still go wrong. Constructional problems in the execution may lead to big delays, which cause postponement of the delivery. This often has considerable financial consequences. We will act as an intermediary in conflicts and will assist you if it comes to litigation before a civil court or one of the institutes for arbitration, such as the Arbitration Board for the Building Industry in the Netherlands.

Cooperation

Construction and development is not possible without knowledge of spatial administrative and environmental law. We cooperate closely with the attorneys from this group. For more information about environmental law, you may consult the case law based on the Dutch Environmental Permitting General Provisions Act (“WABO”). The Building and Property Development team is also supported by the Public Procurement team, because public-sector organizations and public-private entities are often involved in building activities.

Legal 500 EMEA 2016 – Construction – Tier 2

Kennedy Van der Laan advised Prinses Máxima Centre for Child Oncology on the zoning, procurement and construction aspects of its new €100m building. The team is led by Richard-Jan Roks; he acted for Alrov Group in arbitral proceedings with the constructor of the Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam.

Legal 500 EMEA 2015 – Construction – Tier 2

Within construction, Kennedy Van der Laan is a second tier firm, Clients of the ‘down-to-earth’ team at Kennedy Van der Laan include companies in the healthcare, architectural and building sectors as well as municipalities. The ‘very experienced’ Richard-Jan Roks recently represented an international company in a hotel construction dispute.

Kennedy Van der Laan Only Non-British Firm Nominated for The Lawyer Business Leadership Awards 2016

Today, it was announced that Kennedy Van der Laan has been nominated for The Lawyer Business Leadership Awards 2016. With its ‘Alliance Community...

27 june 2016 

The Legal 500 rankings 2016

The Legal 500 has published its rankings for 2016. On the basis of annual extensive research on the market and among clients, The Legal 500 compiles...

19 april 2016 

Nico Jacobs Partner Commercial Real Estate at Kennedy Van der Laan

On 1 March 2016 Nico Jacobs has taken up a partnership in Commercial Real Estate at Kennedy Van der Laan. In this capacity, he will be a member of...

07 march 2016 

Chambers 2015: Kennedy Van der Laan number 1 in IT and Media

Chambers and Partners has published its rankings for 2015. On the basis of annual extensive research on the market and among clients, Chambers and...

30 april 2015 

The Legal 500 rankings 2015

The Legal 500 has published its rankings for 2015. On the basis of annual extensive research on the market and among clients, The Legal 500 compiles...

16 april 2015 

Kennedy Van der Laan Is Nominated for "Netherlands Law Firm of the Year Award 2015"

The reputable “Chambers Guides” has announced its nominations for the “Chambers Europe Law Firm of the Year Awards 2015″ and Kennedy Van der...

11 march 2015 

Imminent Decline in Sales of Housing Corporation Homes

At the end of September it became clear that the Reviewed Act of Minister Blok will not enter into effect on 1 January 2015. This new act amends,...

05 november 2014 

Judgment Has Big Consequences; Health Care Insurer Becomes Contracting Authority

The financing system under the Health Care Insurance Act has been a reason for the Court in preliminary relief proceedings to regard private health...

03 july 2014 

As of January 2014 New Managing Partner for Kennedy Van der Laan

Bart de Man and Patrick Wit join the Executive Board Starting 1 January 2014, the new Managing Partner at Kennedy Van der Laan will be Bart de Man....

19 december 2013 

More Possibilities for Division of Powers of Shareholders

An interesting change that will perhaps be overlooked at first is the possibility to divide voting rights of shareholders. Such a division is...

23 april 2013 

Act for the Compensation of Loss and Damages Arising from Unlawful Decisions Adopted

On 29 January 2013, the Dutch Senate adopted the Act for the Compensation of Loss and Damages for Unlawful Decisions. The Act provides for a...

22 april 2013 

Amendments to the Act on the Prevention of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism as of 1 January 2013.

The Dutch Act on the Prevention of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (Wet ter voorkoming van witwassen en financieren van terrorisme,...

21 february 2013 

Liesbeth Berkouwer joins Kennedy Van der Laan

AMSTERDAM, 31 January 2011 – Kennedy Van der Laan has strengthened its Real Estate and Administrative Law group with the arrival of Liesbeth...

01 february 2011 

Kennedy Van der Laan to focus on expansion of notary services after Jan Schouten sworn in

AMSTERDAM, 20 December 2010 - Kennedy Van der Laan will continue to expand its notary services now that partner Jan Schouten has been sworn in as a...

10 december 2010 

When Is a Building Delivered? UAV 1989 Is Clearer than the Civil Code

One of a builder's main obligations is to deliver the work he contracted for within the agreed term. Delivery is making the work available to the...

24 june 2008 
Richard-Jan Roks

Richard-Jan Roks

Attorney at law, Partner

  • Richard-Jan Roks https://kvdl.com/our-people/richard-jan-roks/ Attorney at law, Partner +31 20 5506 650 richard-jan.roks@kvdl.com http://www.linkedin.com/in/richardjanroks
  • Anne-Christine Keuning https://kvdl.com/our-people/anne-christine-keuning/ Attorney at law +31 20 5506 612 anne-christine.keuning@kvdl.com
  • Niels van de Ven https://kvdl.com/our-people/niels-van-de-ven/ Attorney at law +31 20 5506 863 niels.van.de.ven@kvdl.com http://nl.linkedin.com/pub/niels-van-de-ven/3b/75a/a7a