Mr. P.V. Kleijn



Patricia Kleijn joined Wijn & Stael in 1999 and has been a partner of the firm since 2009. She is a fast-working and precise attorney who aims to win. Patricia is keen to delve into the specifics of how her client operates, because a better understanding of the organisation means she can provide better advice. Clients value her advice, which is always clear and tailored precisely to their needs.

Specialising in advising, contracting and litigating in the area of real estate law, Patricia is the regular ‘go to’ attorney for investors, developer-investors, contractors, care institutions, housing corporations, government bodies and other businesses and institutions involved in real estate. She is familiar with all matters relating to real estate leasing and buying, procurement, limitation periods, rights in rem and planning regulations in connection with real estate development. Patricia has worked on a range of redevelopment projects and anterior agreements related to redevelopments in Utrecht and surroundings, including, most recently, the Oudenrijn Hospital, the Douwe Egberts site and an industrial area in Nieuwegein. She has also worked on redevelopments in a number of municipalities involving house-building as well as projects with social, logistics and crematorium functions.

Patricia also frequently litigates for her clients. She successfully represented an investor in liability proceedings against the Province of Utrecht in connection with asbestos following the sale of the former provincial government building. She also assists investors, developers and contractors in liability issues concerning a wide range of contracts. Through her work with government and semi-government bodies, Patricia also enjoys advising and litigating on issues in those grey areas between administrative law and civil law. Her work for care institutions and housing associations means that she regularly deals with problems arising from regulations concerning the financing of healthcare property and the separation of housing and care.

Patricia gives courses to colleagues on the subject of real estate law, tenancy law and procurement law on a regular basis.


  • Member of the advisory committee for legislation on tenancy law of the Netherlands Bar Association
  • Member of the Construction Law Association
  • Member of the Procurement Law Association
  • Secretary of the Utrecht Property Members’ Club (VUVS)


  • Specialist course in property law, Grotius Academy (2006, with distinction)
  • Dutch law, private law, Utrecht University (1998)


Patricia has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):

  • Tenancy law (Commercial lease, Housing law)

Based on this registration, she is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.

Publications from Patricia Kleijn

Wijzigingen (nieuwe versie van het) Besluit Kwaliteitsborging voor het bouwen

Op 1 mei 2017 heeft Minister Ollongren de eerste versie van het Besluit Kwaliteitsborging voor het bouwen (“Ontwerpbesluit”) aan de Eerste Kamer aangeboden. Deze, maar ook de tweede versie van het...

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Stikstof en COVID-19; een grond voor wijziging of ontbinding overeenkomst?

Sinds de uitspraken van de Raad van State van 29 mei 2019 inzake het Programma Aanpak Stikstof (PAS) en de uitbraak van het Coronavirus, rijst vaak de vraag of deze gebeurtenissen gegronde redenen zij...

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