“Confidant, for custom-made contracts and a creative contribution to negotiations”
In 1955, I, Jan van Duijvendijk, was born in The Hague. I am a specialist in project development law (project and area development), construction law, real estate in a broad sense, forms of collaboration, PPP structures and public procurement legislation. I have a wealth of in-depth knowledge of the wide range of contracts in this area.
I draw up all thinkable kinds of contracts and forms of collaboration referring to real estate or the development thereof.
MY CLIENTS AND MY WORKING PHILOSOPHY
My clients are located throughout the Netherlands. I work for professional real estate clients such as commercial project developers, housing corporations, investors, estate agents, care institutions and municipalities, and certainly also for parties who have an occasional real estate project. This may also refer to private individuals.
For my clients I enjoy drawing up custom-made contracts, not only for their particular needs, but also for their general situations. I often apply specially developed new clauses. In addition, I write model contracts and I take existing models and general terms and conditions to a higher level.
I am a legal counsel and a confidant in a classical sense of the concept lawyer. I also support and assist my clients during negotiations. If a dispute of a party has a reasonable chance of being resolved through creative negotiations, I will be happy and able to provide assistance. Barnsteen Advocatuur does not provide litigation services, however.
Since September 2015, I run my own legal practice in Baarn under the name Barnsteen Advocatuur.
I am a Fellow in Project Development Law at the Amsterdam School of Real Estate (ASRE) and am a lecturer at the Project Development professional training institute of NEPROM (Association of Dutch Project Developers). Furthermore I am co-author of the Project Development Manual published by NEPROM. As Project Development Editor I am on the editing committee of the model book on real estate contracts ‘Vastgoedcontracten’ of Den Hollander publishers. I am a member of the Association of Construction Law Lawyers (VBR-A) and have a Master’s degree in Dutch law from Leiden University.