“A compromise can avoid lengthy proceedings and often leads to a workable long-term solution”
Raphaël Donkersloot works in the Property and Administrative Law team in the fields of administrative law and environmental law, assisting his clients in permit processes and enforcement proceedings, among other things. He furthermore specialises in legislation and regulations that are relevant to property management, including regulations on soil pollution, asbestos and nitrogen emissions. Raphaël is also interested in the sustainable aspects of property, such as the permit-free installation of solar panels on roofs and obtaining sustainable energy subsidies.
Before joining Köster Advocaten, Raphaël worked for four years as a lawyer at Loyens & Loeff, where he was primarily involved in the administrative law aspects of property transactions. He furthermore advised large market parties in the energy sector, including energy producers, drinking water companies and network managers.
One of Raphaël’s strengths is his ability to bring parties together. He has broad experience, for instance, in coordinating negotiations involving major interests. Raphaël believes in the power of compromise. “A compromise can avoid lengthy and costly proceedings and often leads to a workable long-term solution.”
Raphaël graduated in private law at the University of Leiden in 2015. He spent a semester at the University of Florida and completed a traineeship in New York as part of his studies. He furthermore completed a Master’s degree course in American Law at the University of Virginia. In his leisure time, Raphaël plays bass guitar in a band, as well as the violin.
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