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Ben van Nieuwaal

business and government


Erasmus University of Rotterdam. Graduated in 2004. Ben Nieuwaal wrote his thesis on the liability of a company’s board. He graduated cum laude in 2010 in the postgraduate specialization course Grotius Administration Law.

Lawyer at LVH

Since February 2005.

Function and facts

Ben van Nieuwaal advises and litigates on administrative law and public administration, project developments (permits, damages), real estate transactions and general administrative law (Awb, Wob, etc.). He has a background in corporate law, which comes as an advantage when purchasing or selling commercial real estate. Furthermore, he has advanced skills in negotiating in these legal areas.

Over the past few years, he has supervised extensive and complex cases in development and real estate projects. In his day to day practice, he advises all kinds of investors and project developers. Foremost he has an interest in administrative enforcement combined with ambient conditions.

A procedure is not an end in itself but a means to an end. (Ben van Nieuwaal)


Construction & Property Lawyers
Industry & Energy Dutch Lawyers


Business and government


Ben van Nieuwaal is a practical oriented problem solver. Is appreciated because of his decisiveness, the calmness he radiates and his confidence in a good result.

Personal characteristics

Direct, practical, solution oriented.

Memberships / extracurricular activities
  • Member of the Dutch Lawyers Association.
  • Member of the Association for Administrative Law (VAR) and VNO / NCW.
  • Among others Ben wrote an article in the journal Sanction law & Compliance for entrepreneurs.
Ben van Nieuwaal

business and government

+31 (0)10 206 17 81
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Widening of the term building site for VAT purposes, with effect from 1 January 2017

New legislation traditionally comes into effect at the start of the year. With effect from 1 January 2017, this is the case in the property world in respect of, among other things, the term ‘building site’ pursuant to the Turnover Tax Act 1968 [Wet op de omzetbelasting 1968]. 

A solar farm: movable or immovable property?

Without energy, everything comes to a standstill. When speaking of energy, the emphasis is increasingly focused on alternative energy sources, partly stimulated by government measures (subsidies etc.). Often, people speak of ‘green’ energy and a good example is solar energy.

Undesired planning developments: what to do?

In a densely populated country like the Netherlands, where room is becoming more and more scarce, it is important that spatial development procedures are carefully followed. For interested parties, it is important to follow such procedures carefully as well, and to object against any undesired developments in time and in the correct manner.

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Marcel van den Ende

business and shareholders, road transport

+31 (0)10 209 27 45
Daniël van Genderen

litigation, tender, business and government

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Peter de Graaf

insolvencies and reorganisation

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Yvonne Jansen

rental (contract and eviction), business and shareholders, property

+31 (0)10 209 27 75
Hein Kernkamp

shipping, road transport, litigation, business and shareholders

+31 (0)10 209 27 63
Lisa Kloot

Employment Law and Employer Representation

+31(0)10 209 27 61
Jack Leeman

litigation, business and shareholders, property

+31 (0)10 209 27 75
Ben van Nieuwaal

business and government

+31 (0)10 206 17 81
Sabriye Ort

Franchise, distribution and agency, rental (contract and eviction)

+31 (0)10 209 27 77
Michelle Reevers

aviation, commercial contracts, business and shareholders

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Hans Rijntjes

litigation, rental (contract and eviction), collection, business and shareholders

+31 (0)10 209 27 55
Rob Steenhoek

insolvencies and reorganisation, business and shareholders

+31 (0)10 209 27 52
Peter Verheijden

commercial cooperations, mergers and acquisitions, employment law and employer representation 

+31 (0)10 209 27 76
Justin de Vries

insolvencies and reorganisation, business and shareholders

+31 (0)10 209 27 52
Leoni van Westen

litigation, collection

+31 (0)10 209 27 75