Construction law

The team at Smit Advocaat & Belastingkundige B.V. is experienced in the field of civil, as well as public, construction law.

Due to this specialisation our team can provide legal services at a high quality level. Our specific knowledge has enabled us to provide support to various diverse clients including multinationals, institutional investors and (semi-) governments as well as contractors, architects, constructors, project developers, housing associations and healthcare institutions.

We offer advice and support in the following areas:

  • procurement law;
  • contracting agreements;
  • liabilities (design- and building errors);
  • architects, engineers, installers;
  • bank guarantees;
  • zoning, environmental permits;
  • soil decontamination;
  • building code;
  • integrated contracts (Turnkey, Design & Build, UAV-GC 2005);
  • failing management supervision;
  • more-/less work;
  • delivery disputes;
  • project development and PPS-constructions;
  • retention rights;
  • sale-and-lease-back;
  • insurances (CAR);
  • warning duties;
  • municipalities preferential rights act.

Preliminary advice

Thanks to our expert advice, you can reduce the chances of a dispute to a minimum. This also relates to drafting construction agreements. A clear and concise contract can prevent legal disputes further along in the process. We think along with you and right from the get-go we will point out the potential pitfalls, risks and possibilities.

Conflict mediation

Have you received a construction outcome or summons or been made liable, then contact us right away. We will gladly assist you in the process.