Charles van Rijckevorsel

Partner / Attorney-at-law

Charles focuses primarily on the civil law aspects of the real estate sector. He has extensive experience in assisting in transactions involving the sale and purchase of capital-intensive property investments (existing properties as well as new-build projects) for both Dutch and foreign clients. In addition, property development, sale and leaseback transactions, collaboration and implementation agreements, real estate financing, redevelopment of existing properties and tenancy law form part of his core expertise, and are amongst the regular components of his practice. Charles regularly represents clients in civil law and arbitration proceedings.

Quote from Legal 500 EMEA 2024:
“The way they deal with customers, the relationship of trust that you can build with the management and employees. Someone like Cynthia de Witt-Wijnen who always sees the big picture of real estate transactions, or Charles van Rijckevorsel who fights like a lion to win judicial procedures for you.”

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Gustav Mahlerplein 27, 5th floor, Amsterdam



Charles van Rijckevorsel, partner / attorney-at-law
Charles studied Dutch and international law at the University of Amsterdam and subsequently completed a master’s degree (LL.M) at the University of Hamburg with the predicate summa cum laude. Charles is co-founder of RechtStaete and previously worked as a lawyer at Baker & McKenzie for more than 7 years. He completed the Grotius Real Estate course in 2000.

Expertise and experience

> Supervision of real estate transactions (turnkey and via companies)
> Establishing realization agreements, such as D&B contracts, construction contracts, construction team agreements, turnkey contracts, etc.
> Setting up financing structures
> Collaborative structures in both the private and private/public sectors
> Renting and letting of commercial space, retail space and homes
> Redevelopment and transformation of existing real estate into real estate with a new purpose
> General contract law
> Conducting (complex) proceedings and arbitrations


Charles van Rijckevorsel is listed at Legal 500 EMEA 2024 as Recommended Lawyer in Real Estate (Tier 4) and in Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation (Firms to watch 2024).



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