National and international sponsors and construction companies turn to HabrakenRutten for advice and legal representation to successfully realise large scale infrastructure in the broadest sense. Having advised on nearly every significant infrastructure PPP project in the Netherlands in the past decade, we ensure that clients have access to best practises in all aspects.
We have handled first-of-their-kind projects and mitigated and managed risk for stake holders even under difficult market conditions. The list of projects includes national motorways (including aqueducts, tunnels and bridges), rail (including light rail and subway) and large scale wet infrastructure (bunker terminals, LNG storage facilities, river and sea locks).
All of us at HabrakenRutten have in-depth knowledge of legal issues arising in the contracting and execution of complex, large scale electricity and telecom networks. Experience has been acquired advising sector specialists on the realisation of traditional (copper) and fibre telecom networks, as well as innovative (cross border) high voltage networks. We have accompanied our clients on their ever more diversified and innovative projects in these sectors and helped shape current best practises.
HabrakenRutten has extensive experience of the technical and legal issues that arise in the procurement and construction of energy projects of every sort. With knowledge of best practices in a rapidly evolving sector, we offer clients a commercial and strategic approach and help them to effectively steer projects from inception to completion. We advise sponsors, contractors and suppliers on projects in all energy related areas including oil & gas, power as well as water, wastewater, waste management and other utilities. We have particular experience in advising on alternative energy & renewables, including (offshore) wind farm projects and solar power.
The advice of HabrakenRutten encompass all types of offshore facilities, including fixed and floating structures, subsea pipelines and infrastructure. Being largely sponsor and equity investor-focused in the offshore sector, we have experience in providing legal services from early planning and project development phases, through construction, operation and completion. We have experience in advising contractors and suppliers on the realisation of subsea pipelines, platforms and offshore wind parks and have been involved in a number of offshore wind parks in the Netherlands in recent time. We have access to a network of first class foreign law and tax firms, ensuring seamless service where necessary.
The lawyers at HabrakenRutten have witnessed the evolution of modern project development in the Netherlands from its roots in the last decades of the 20th century. We have participated in the creation of new legal structures for joint ventures and PPP projects and have many years of experience in all legal issues arising in project development in the broadest sense. Our sector focused approach, paired with extensive industry experience, has garnered us with a recognised track record in advising on and litigating around large housing projects and city centre regeneration projects as well as area developments in sometimes pioneering circumstances.
The expertise of HabrakenRutten includes projects in all office and retail related areas. As the commercial real estate market is gaining strength after the financial depression, we assist financers, owners, developers, contractors and engineering and design professionals with every stage of the office and retail construction process. Clients also come to us for the efficient resolution of commercial construction claims and assistance in post-closing and restructuring negotiations. We have attained recognised expertise in working together with renown architects on some of the most prestigious office buildings and shopping malls in the Netherlands and beyond.
HabrakenRutten possess experience in the entire spectrum of (public) accommodations and leisure projects. Constructions with specialised functions requires expertise in sometimes complex niches, such as hospitals, science parks and laboratories with ‘clean rooms’ or innovative penitentiary institutions using leading-edge technology. We have also advised projects with ground-breaking civil and installation technology, such as realising one of Europe’s largest animal attraction parks with the biggest indoor climatized hall in the world. Clients in this sector need an experienced, guiding hand to ensure the needs of all stakeholders are met, that all conflicts are prevented or resolved and that issues are handled in a timely and cost-effective manner.
HabrakenRutten has developed the industry knowledge required to provide specialised support to clients in the logistics and distribution sector. Clients face an ever-tightening race to gain a competitive advantage in this sector. Our expertise includes advising on sophisticated warehouses and logistic hubs weather connected to road, railway, airport, or seaport. We understand the sector specific challenges, including climatization and refrigeration while achieving the highest possible sustainability rating. We also advise our clients on realising facilities with the very latest of high-tech internal transport and order picking systems.
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The construction industry is best served by dedicated lawyers who do nothing but serve this sector.
After having practiced in Big Law for many years we decided that time had come to start a law firm that focuses exclusively on the needs of the construction industry. Having advised on nearly every significant project in the Netherlands in the past ten years, we know all the best practices and have helped shaping them. Every one of us is fascinated with the techniques and tools used in the construction industry, something we consider a prerequisite to working at HabrakenRutten.
We are aware that the difference between profit and loss is in the details. Risk mitigation, dispute prevention and early resolution of conflicts, often on a "real-time" basis, are fundamental to our advice. When it has been necessary, we have represented the full spectrum of industry players in major litigations and arbitrations.
Our clients value the depth of expertise and the wealth of experience that we have in their sector. We know like few others what the needs of its stake holders are. It is our firm belief that the construction industry is best served by dedicated lawyers who do nothing but serve this sector.
We are a boutique law firm with the ambition of staying at the top of our field advising the construction industry. If you are as enthusiastic as we are about engineering, technique and machines and want to be part of advising on high-stake projects and contentious issues for clients in this industry, then we would love to hear from you. Send us an application at werkenbij@. habrakenrutten.com
HabrakenRutten is located at Weena 690, the Millennium Tower, in the city centre of Rotterdam directly opposite the main exit/entrance of the Central Station. There is no need to report at the reception on the ground floor, simply take the elevator straight to the 25th floor where we are located.
There is a paid parking policy in Rotterdam. It is not possible to park on street level, however, there are several parking garages in the area close to us. Car parking Schouwburgpleingarage 2 can be found directly next to the Millennium Tower, and is open 24/7. The pedestrian exit is right next to the Millennium Tower where we are located. The entrance by car is in the Weena tunnel: Weenatunnel 50, 3013 AL Rotterdam.
3012 CN Rotterdam
PO Box 19209
3001 BE Rotterdam
T: +31 (0)88 374 4900
F: +31 (0)10 412 7941