Valerie’s practice is focused on providing expert advice and litigating on behalf of initiators and public authorities in particular on matters related to environmental and planning law. She also regularly conducts due diligence reviews under public law in relation to real estate transactions.

Valerie graduated in 2017 from Leiden University, where she obtained a Master’s degree in Civil Law and Public International Law. After graduating, she took up a position as a lawyer with Habraken Rutten advocaten in Rotterdam. Valerie joined Straatman Koster advocaten in May 2019.

In the fall of 2022, Valerie successfully completed the Grotius specialization course in Environmental Law.