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Jeroen Berlage


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

Jeroen Berlage specialises in (inter)national transactions, litigation and arbitration relating to infrastructure, (infrastructural) construction and real estate law, focusing on contracts such as SPA's, Turn-Key, DBFM(O) and alliance contracts. He advises and litigates on construction and real estate (related) issues on behalf of governmental authorities, developers, consultants and some of the major European contractors. In this capacity he has gained vast experience, of over 15 years in the field of construction and  real estate law, including drafting and accompanying tender processes and acting as counsel in complex building disputes, both before civil courts and before various arbitration institutes.

Jeroen has been involved in the development and construction of the Amsterdam Zuidas (South Axis), The Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum, the North South metro line and Maasvlakte2. More recently, Jeroen advised the  higher water board Stichtse Rijnlanden on procurement and construction law issues regarding the new water treatment plant in Utrecht.

Jeroen graduated from Leiden University in 2000 in both Civil and Criminal Law. Jeroen has been a partner with CMS since 2011, prior to which he successively practiced at NautaDutilh and Houthoff Buruma. Jeroen’s post-graduate studies have included Grotius courses in Real Estate Law and International Contracting.

He lectures on UAV-GC,  Fidic and construction contract management at the Delft University of Technology and Leiden University and various other educational institutions. He has acted regularly as tribunal secretary of the Royal Institute of Engineers (Kivi-Nira). Jeroen is a member of of the Construction Law Association and the Association for Construction Law Lawyers (VBR-A). Jeroen is recommended in Legal 500 for both Dispute Resolution and Construction Law. 

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Jeroen Berlage is recommended.

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2020

Jeroen Berlage is recommended.

The Legal 500, 2019


  • National and International Contracts, Grotius Academy for Post-Graduate Law Studies
  • Property Law, Grotius Academy for Post-Graduate Law Studies
  • Dutch Law, Leiden University
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