Nicolien van den Biggelaar is an experienced litigator and expert in public law, including Dutch and European environmental law and spatial planning, and regulatory and enforcement matters. Her main focus is on the energy sector, including energy transition and climate change, and on state-owned companies responsible for vital networks and infrastructure.
Nicolien regularly represents clients in negotiations with regulatory authorities and in litigation before administrative and civil courts. She communicates easily with stakeholders and regulatory authorities alike, and actively works with environmental and technical specialists to build strong cases which withstand judicial review proceedings by third parties. Her expertise is regularly sought in M&A transactions.
Nicolien is ranked first tier in Chambers Europe. Legal 500 EMEA consistently recognises her as a leading environmental lawyer and she was inducted into the Legal 500 Hall of Fame – Environment and Planning. In 2019 Nicolien was awarded the Euromoney European Women in Business Law Awards 'Best in Environment'.
Nicolien’s recent work includes advising:
“"An excellent client-focused approach… the 'outstanding' Nicolien van den Biggelaar is highly recommended for her work in public law, environmental law and spatial planning"”
Advocaat, admmitted to the Bar in the Netherlands in 1992
University of Nijmegen
European University Institute Florence
Co-head of the De Brauw Energy Industry Group
Member of the Dutch Association of Public Law
Former Chairman of the Dutch Environmental Lawyers Association (VMA)
Speaker and lecturer on various public law, environmental law and sustainability topics
9 April 2021
17 April 2019
14 February 2018
10 June 2015
20 May 2015
12 November 2020
15 October 2020
17 September 2020
19 May 2020
29 March 2020