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Peter de Haan

Beëdigingsdatum: 7th of May 2008

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About me

Mr. dr. ing. Peter de Haan is a lawyer with a technical background. He obtained his doctorate with a thesis on the issue of building permits and enforcement, both under current law and under the Environment and Planning Act (Omgevingswet) and the Construction Quality Assurance Act (Wet kwaliteitsborging voor het bouwen). He has many years of experience in the legal profession and at the Administrative Jurisdiction Division of the Council of State.

Peter mostly assists property developers and contractors in complex building projects, but he also assists municipalities. In addition, he supports building companies and municipalities to prepare for the implementation of the Environment and Planning Act and the Construction Quality Assurance Act on 1 January 2022.

His knowledge and experience allow Peter to quickly get to the heart of the matter and give his clients a reliable estimate of the risks and opportunities. Moreover, his experience with the Council of State is particularly useful in construction, spatial planning, enforcement, and environmental cases. He uses his technical knowledge in civil proceedings on damage caused by construction work.

“I am from a true construction family. And with my own background in construction, it is really satisfying to be able to help property developers and contractors to realise their building projects.”

Peter has more than one hundred academic publications to his name. He is also editor and author for the book series Text & Commentary on Spatial Administrative Law (7th, 8th, and 9th edition). In these series, he gives an explanation to the entire Dutch Housing Act, including the regulations for housing associations. After publication of the 10th edition, he will comment on the building regulations for the new Text & Commentary on the Environment and Planning Act.


  • Radboud University Nijmegen – Dutch Law (both propaedeutic year and bachelor cum laude, master with satisfaction.
  • Avans University of Applied Sciences Breda – Civil Engineering (with specialization in constructions: cum laude)

Employed at the firm since: 2018


  • Dutch Construction Law Association
  • Dutch Environmental Law Association
  • Dutch Administrative Law Association
  • Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers


Peter has many publications to his name.

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