Area Development

We provide our clients with expert assistance and support with regard to all conceivable legal aspects of an area development or location development.

We draw up the necessary cooperation agreements and other agreements (letters of intent, anterior agreements, sale and purchase agreements, implementation agreements). We also support municipalities and developers in the procedure under public law that must be followed.

Where necessary, we litigate before the civil courts and the administrative courts on behalf of public authorities as well as market parties. We also frequently act as an independent adviser to multiple parties, in the role of coordinator of the cooperation agreement.

Finally, we advise on matters such as procurement law and state aid, scarce rights (application Didam judgment), land acquisition, exploitation and issuance, expropriation and Municipalities Preferential Rights Act, and the establishment of joint entities (such as BV, BV/CV or Vof).


We support our clients in the development and/or redevelopment of urban and inner-city transformations and expansion sites, e.g. for housing construction, industrial or business parks, schools or care facilities, and also for mixed-use functions with sports and leisure facilities alongside housing, for example.

Environment and Planning Act

At a time to be determined, the Environment Act will take effect. We have long been advising on the legal and practical implications for area development.

Why choose Straatman Koster advocaten?

Our lawyers have an unrivalled understanding of the sensitive political and administrative issues for public authorities. They are experienced in dealing with sensitive matters, and the related administrative and civil law aspects, and have all the relevant expertise needed to provide clients with sound advice. Many of our lawyers teach at renowned institutions and publish regularly in leading journals, reviews and guides.

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