Anne-Marie Klijn

Partner / Attorney-at-law

Anne-Marie Klijn has practised law since 1990 and advises companies and public authorities in all areas where national and local government exercise direct influence on society. This includes aspects such as spatial planning, the environment, nature, energy, water, traffic and transport, subsidies and grants, education, health care, government liability, loss resulting from government planning decisions and compensation for loss resulting from, for instance, administrative acts. She focuses particularly on sustainability and circular building. The energy transition and its impact on the global ecosystem must inevitably be part of considerations on the acceptability of a project from an environmental law perspective. Anne-Marie worked as a municipal lawyer for the Municipality of Amsterdam between 2015 and 2019.

Anne-Marie Klijn has been listed in the Chambers Europe Legal Guide for 15 years with the highest entry: Band 1: Public Law: Planning and Environment.

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Anne-Marie Klijn, partner / attorney-at-law
Anne-Marie has almost 30 years’ experience of judicial process management, providing strategic and politically sensitive advice. She represents clients at the Council of State and other courts.


Legal 500 EMEA 2024 names Anne-Marie Klijn as a Leading Individual in Environment and Planning (Tier 2).

Testimonial in The  Legal 500 EMEA

> “Anne-Marie Klijn has shown for over the 20 years I have worked with her that she is top-class in her field of interest. She also shows a broader perspective on related issues which makes her an outstanding person to challenge our own ideas.”



Chambers Europe 2024 lists Anne-Marie Klijn in Band 1 under Public Law: Planning and Environment.
Quote from Chambers: Anne-Marie Klijn provides excellent planning and environmental law advice to developers on large construction projects, assisting with environmental impact assessments and zoning plans. She also often represents clients in court proceedings on permitting disputes. A client values her input: Anne-Marie Klijn has proven to be of great importance to our organisation. We believe that she is the most expert lawyer in the field of environment zoning & planning in the Netherlands.”

Financial Times Innovative Lawyers lauded Anne-Marie Klijn in 2017 and 2018 for her design of a legal framework to promote sustainable development and for a Public Rapid Response Team.


Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
Environmental Lawyers Association (VMA)
Environmental Law Association (VMR)
Administrative Law Association (VAR)
Construction Law Association (VBR)
Founder Diva (Diversity in Real Estate)


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