Patricia Kleijn has been with Wijn & Stael since 1999 and is an attorney and managing partner of the firm. Her practice includes tenancy, construction, architectural and procurement law. She counsels clients in real estate development and transactions, contracting renewable energy projects and tenancy and construction disputes. She is well-versed in asbestos and real estate law issues in the healthcare sector.

Honest and Dedicated
A dedicated and results-driven attorney, Patricia always gives honest advice that lends itself to clients’ business interests. She is a quick thinker, who connects with clients and does everything she can to fully understand the legal and technical aspects of a case. “My goals is to achieve the best results for my clients. I love presenting arguments in a case before a trial or appellate court that are so compelling that you can’t deny our position.”

Public and Private Law

Patricia has years of experience in environmental law and operates efficiently across public and private law. She excels at complex cases that require a strategic approach.

Professional Activities & Memberships

  • Supervisory board member, Stichting NJHC Beheer (youth hostel foundation)
  • Advisory committee member, Tenancy Law of the Netherlands Bar Association
  • Member, Association for Construction Law
  • Member, Association for Procurement Law

Academic Background

  • Real Estate Law, cum laude, 2006, Grotius Academy
  • Dutch Law, Private Law, 1998, Utrecht University

Representative Practice

  • Represented an institutional investor in litigation matters covering the SCIA model, building time extension, additional work, discounts and mitigation, and won the case through careful examination of the technical material and the SCIA model.
  • Represented and counseled an investor in negotiations with a municipality to obtain a zoning change (minor exemption) for a renewal plan. Litigated a case seeking to determine whether the mid-priced rent agreements and a high exploitation fee, which the municipality had imposed in an anterior agreement, could stand.
  • Counseled an investor on the pre-contractual stage and the strategy and option to withdraw from a real estate transaction without being liable for costs or damages.
  • Represented and counseled a church institution in negotiations on the sale of land for area development, the sale of buildings in combination with a renovation, and the conclusion of a construction, lease and sublease agreement.
  • Counseled a large contractor on the issue of whether an agreement with a provincial authority over reimbursement of the costs of traffic signs and road maintenance was permissible. This involved not only the interpretation of an agreement, but also the breaching of a public law regulation through the application of private law.
  • Counseled a healthcare institute on the contracts for the construction and lease of its premises to a hospital, the purchase of a plot of land, and the approval of the Board for the Restructuring of Healthcare Institutes. What made this case unique was the strategy to reach an agreement and obtain the appropriate securities without unacceptable risks.

Bar register of legal practice areas

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, Residential lease)

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.