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As of Jan. 1, 2021, all permit applications for new buildings in the Netherlands are being tested against new criteria which aim to ensure that these new buildings are (almost) energy neutral. This requirement was already in place for new Dutch governmental buildings, but now it has been expanded to cover every new building (residences, offices, etc.).

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Photo of Marijn Bodelier Marijn Bodelier

Marijn Bodelier focuses on public law, environmental law, and real estate. Marijn has particular experience with respect to project developments, permitting, enforcement, sustainability, renewable energy projects and regulatory compliance. Marijn is Co-Chair of GT’s global Hydrogen Group.

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Marijn Bodelier focuses on public law, environmental law, and real estate. Marijn has particular experience with respect to project developments, permitting, enforcement, sustainability, renewable energy projects and regulatory compliance. Marijn is Co-Chair of GT’s global Hydrogen Group.

Marijn has a seat in the appeals committee of the city of Alkmaar, he is a guest lecturer at Groningen University, and a regular author of in Dutch legal journals on public law, environmental law and regulatory matters. He completed his master’s degree in Law at Maastricht University cum laude and finished the post-graduate education Environmental and Planning Law of the Grotius Academy cum laude in 2012. He is an active member of the Dutch Environmental Attorneys’ Association (Vereniging van Milieurecht Advocaten).

According the 2022 edition of The Legal 500, “Marijn Bodelier is easily accessible, acts quickly and provides sound advice with regard to the public law aspects.”

Photo of Jan Herfkens Jan Herfkens

Jan Herfkens is an associate in the Amsterdam real estate practice of Greenberg Traurig. Jan focuses his practice on real estate, administrative law, and environmental law. Jan holds a LL.M. from Leiden University. Besides his bachelor of Law, Jan studied Middle-Eastern Studies: Arabic…

Jan Herfkens is an associate in the Amsterdam real estate practice of Greenberg Traurig. Jan focuses his practice on real estate, administrative law, and environmental law. Jan holds a LL.M. from Leiden University. Besides his bachelor of Law, Jan studied Middle-Eastern Studies: Arabic, and he worked as a student-assistant for international labor law. Before joining Greenberg Traurig in October 2019, Jan was a trainee of political affairs at the Dutch Embassy in Beirut (Lebanon), and he was a lecturer on “Techniques and Methods of Jurisprudence” at Leiden University. Jan is admitted to the Amsterdam Bar.