Peter Habraken is the trusted advisor brought on-board by industry players when it comes to ensuring the success of large projects in the infrastructure, energy and real estate sectors. His long standing focus on asset development processes and experience from nearly every significant (PPP) project in the Netherlands in the past decade ensures his clients access to best practises as well as solutions to unique situations. Appreciated for his commercial approach, his clients rely on him to achieve ‘bankable’ legal structures, desired exit strategies as well as risk management along the entire life cycle of a project. He not only holds the trust of his clients, but often also gains the trust of their ‘counterparts’, contributing to efficient and sustainable solutions. When necessary he represents his clients in court.
Peter is a member of a number of professional associations within his area of practice, including the International Bar Association. He is a co-founder and member of the Dutch and German Lawyers Association and is fluent in German. Peter is also Contributing Editor of the Chambers guide on construction law.
Chambers Europe - Band 1 in Real Estate - Construction
Peter Habraken is highly esteemed for representing developers and contractors, offering notable expertise in PPP mandates. He is described by one interviewee as "one of the most profound Dutch construction lawyers" and "a very commercial lawyer." Clients describe him as a "really good communicator" who is able to "build bridges" in complex negotiations.
Legal 500 – Leading Individual - Construction
Peter Habraken is ranked as a Leading Individual in Construction and described by clients as “a key figure” and part of a "more than substantively strong" team in Project Finance and PFI.
Lead counsel, representing the sponsors versus the state on the landmark IJmuiden Sea Locks PPP
Lenders’ counsel on the project financing of the EUR 490 million A15 Motorway PPP project
Advising an infrastructure investment fund on the acquisition of a portfolio of Dutch infrastructure PPP projects
Advising two consortia on the biggest inner city development of The Hague, including the Amare performing arts centre, two residential towers and a hotel
Advising two pension funds on the restructuring of their residential development portfolio’s