Wilfried Koster

Netherlands

Straatman Koster Advocaten
Postbus 717 3000,
AS Rotterdam,
Netherlands

Tel: +31 10 2400 447
Fax: +31 10 2400 448

Email: w.koster@straatmankoster.nl
Web: www.straatmankoster.nl

Wilfred specialises in project development, (urban) area development, project financing and the related company law. He works for project developers, municipal councils, (real estate) banks, investors, housing corporations and (developing) contractors.

Wilfried studied Dutch law at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He also completed the postgraduate MRE course at the Amsterdam School of Real Estate / University of Amsterdam. After an internship with a law firm in Hong Kong in 1995 and doing his national service with the Royal Dutch Navy in 1996, Wilfried joined Houthoff Buruma as a lawyer in 1997. Houthoff Buruma seconded him to Bouwfonds Ontwikkeling for several months in 2000 and in 2004/2005. In the summer of 2005 Wilfried worked at the London offices of Houthoff Buruma. In February 2006 he founded the firm of Straatman Koster Advocaten with Thijs Straatman.

Wilfried’s practice consists particularly of negotiating about and drafting agreements relating to project development, area development and project financing. This involves various forms of public and/or private collaborations, possibly involving a separate legal entity (BV/CV (private limited company/limited partnership), VOF (general partnership)). His practice also includes dealing with disputes relating to construction law before arbiters and civil courts.

Wilfried is mentioned in the 2013 Legal 500 as a Real Estate specialist. He has also been recognized by clients and peers as one of only 11 Dutch lawyers to be listed in the International Who’s Who of Real Estate Lawyers 2013.

Straatman Koster advocaten is an independent niche law firm and has a strong record in the field of commercial property, construction and engineering, commercial leases, zoning and environmental issues as well as public procurement and state aid, with a particular focus on complex projects in the field of PPP/PFI, where all of our expertise comes together.

Straatman Koster advocaten acts on behalf of (i.a.) property developers, construction companies, architects, engineering firms, governmental and financial institutions. We work quickly and thoroughly with a no nonsense attitude.

In September 2013 PropertyNL ranked Straatman Koster advocaten in the top 10 of real estate law firms in the field of property development, based on the value of the deals done (source: PropertyNL Top Vastgoedjuristen 2013).

“Niche real estate practice Straatman Koster Advocaten has been assisting with commercial and PPP developments. For example, Wilfried Koster advised on the new Feyenoord Rotterdam football stadium.”
Legal 500, 2015