Claire specialises in the energy and infrastructure sector, advising clients on public law, regulation and corporate matters and representing clients in legal proceedings. She brings her knowledge of administrative law and her energy sector expertise together in De Brauw’s transaction practice, making her particular skillset unique and invaluable.

Claire is an excellent sparring partner, a strong negotiator in regulatory affairs and successful litigator in complex civil and administrative law matters.

In the field of public law, Claire focuses on market regulation, public enforcement, environmental law and spatial planning matters. In addition to advising clients on the regulatory aspects (including permitting) of infrastructure and energy projects, she also represents clients in negotiations with regulatory authorities at all levels of government, and in litigation, before civil and administrative courts.

Claire’s advice portfolio covers mergers and acquisitions, and controlled auctions within the energy and infrastructure sectors.

Senior associate Claire van der Hoeven is well-versed in both energy regulatory and energy M&A. Clients are in good hands with her as she is on the ball and never gives up. Definitely someone to keep an eye out for.

Legal500 2020


  • Profession

    Advocaat, admitted to the Bar in the Netherlands in 2011

  • Languages

    Dutch, English

  • Education

    Tilburg University

    Radboud University Nijmegen