Mr. P.V. Kleijn

Patricia

Partner

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.

ADDITIONAL POSITIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • Board member of the Business Association ‘het Fluwelen Handvat’
  • 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)

EDUCATION

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