Etiënne Dijkhorst joins NewGround Law as a partner as of April 1, 2023

Etiënne Dijkhorst joins NewGround Law

As of April 1, 2023, Etiënne Dijkhorst, formerly counsel at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, joins NewGround Law as a partner. He will, together with notary Cynthia de Witt Wijnen, lead and further grow the real estate (notarial) transaction and advisory practice.

Etiënne has extensive experience in the real estate practice as a candidate civil-law notary. Dutch multinationals are among his regular clients, and he regularly advises other corporates, national and international institutional investors and prominent private equity funds on leading real estate transactions and M&A transactions with a significant real estate component. In addition, Etiënne has experience in advising on and the structuring of legally complex projects of renewable energy such as the development, purchase and sale of wind and solar farms.

Etiënne obtained his master’s degrees in Dutch Law (private law) and Notarial Law at the University of Groningen. He did part of his studies in Stockholm and, before he started at De Brauw in 2010, he studied several months in Berlin at the Goethe-Institut.

Etienne’s joining marks another major step in the continued growth and development of NewGround Law. His extensive expertise, experience, network, and clientele greatly contribute to our innovative law firm’s mission to pursue the best business interests of our clients with craftsmanship, quality, and creativity.

NewGround Law is a top-tier independent law firm, started in 2019, and has grown into a team of over 30 lawyers, civil-law notaries, employees and six partners. NEWGROUND stands for making the difference by pushing boundaries and breaking market conventions. The firm provides legal services in real estate matters in the broadest sense such as commercial real estate transactions, real estate financing, property development, acquisition and (re)development, management, rental property, (re)leasing, dispute resolution and furthermore in the areas of environmental, zoning and planning matters, area (re)development, energy transition, supervision and enforcement, sustainability, and Clean Tech.