André Gaastra

Partner / Attorney-at-law

André has, in addition to graduating in law, graduated in marine engineering and completed the post-doctoral Grotius specialised programme in General Administrative Law. He has more than 20 years’ experience as an attorney-at-law in administrative law, environmental and safety law, supervision, (criminal) enforcement and energy law and 15 years’ experience in commercial (chemicals) industry. This is often related to Greenfield and Brownfield projects. His clients merely are active in the (chemical) industry, transport and storage and other manufacturing activities. Advising on ESG related matters is an increasing part of his practice. Clients view his commercial experience as a significant advantage in complex legal matters.

Who’s Who Legal recognised André as Global Leader Environment 2020: “André Gaastra is highly sought after for his strong experience across the gamut of environmental law issues, including air emissions, waste handling and permits and compliance.”

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André Gaastra partner / attorney-at-law
André advises and litigates on matters pertaining to general administrative law, the environment (licensing and permitting, technical standards, soil pollution, noise, emissions to air and water), waste and building materials, (sustainable) energy, CCS/CCU and networks. He is equally at home in administrative law (including the Public Administration (Probity Screening) Act), civil law and criminal law in these areas. André is also increasingly advising in ESG related matters.


André Gaastra is listed at Legal 500 EMEA 2024 as Recommended Lawyer in Environment and Planning (Tier 2), in Energy (Tier 3) and in Real Estate (Tier 4).


Environmental Lawyers Association (VMA)
Environmental Law Association (VMR)
Administrative Law Association (VAR)

Ancillary activities

Former member of the Supervisory Committee of the Netherlands Bar in the District of Noord-Holland
Former lecturer on the Law of Administrative Procedure for the professional training programme of the Netherlands Bar (NOvA).
Former member of the Governing Board of the Amsterdam Region Entrepreneurs’ Association (ORAM).
Speaker at study days and symposia on environmental law-related topics.
Publishes in various environmental law editions.

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