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Robert Lucassen


Atrium - Parnassusweg 737
1077 DG Amsterdam
PO Box 94700
1090 GS Amsterdam
Languages English, Dutch

Robert Lucassen practises in the field of property law. He is specialized in area development, land acquisition, land utilization, spatial planning, government liability and public-private contracting with and by governments. Robert has specialist knowledge and litigation experience in the area of municipal preferential rights.

His focus is on issues at the interface of public and private law. His activities include advising on, drawing up and assessing contracts and litigation before both the civil and administrative courts. His clients include governments and area developers. For a number of years, Robert has been providing advice on issues related to the recovery of costs within the scope of land utilization.

Robert has given several lectures and is the author of a number of publications on municipal preferential rights to land purchases and land exploitation. In 2011 he wrote the “Handbook on the  Municipal Preferential Rights Act”' (published by Kluwer). Robert has taught for many years at the Institute of Legal Education, with a course on “Land acquisition and damages” organised by Reed Business Elsevier (now: NCOI).

Robert was admitted to the bar in 1998. Prior to that, he had worked for 11 years as a building lawyer and manager of the legal affairs advisory group at a consultancy firm in the public housing sector. With this background, he is particularly interested in the recent changes that have taken place in this sector.

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  • Property Law, Grotius Academy for Post-Graduate Law Studies

  • Dutch Law (Constitutional and Administrative Law), University of Amsterdam

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  • Lecturer at Institute for Legal Education, course on "real estate contracts with the government" and "the government as party to property contracts"

  • Lecturer at The Real Estate Institute, course on property law for non-lawyers, including land policy and land exploitation

  • Lecturer at Reed Business Training, course on land acquisition and compensation, including municipal preferential rights

  • Construction Law Association

  • Property Lawyers Association (VVJ)

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