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David van Ee Partner

David van Ee specialises in Public Private Partnerships (PPP) and infrastructure and real estate.

David heads the Public Private Partnership practice of the firm. The team has brought a large number of PPP projects in the Netherlands to Financial Close. Key projects include the new Eefde Lock, Redevelopment Rijnstraat 8 (VR8), PPP Dutch Supreme Court (PPS Nieuwbouw Hoge Raad der Nederlanden), Redevelopment of the Ministry of Finance's offices in The Hague (KV7), PPP N33 Assen-Zuidbroek, Hart van Zuid, as well as the refinancing of several PPP projects. David advises the municipality of Amsterdam on major development projects and ground lease (erfpacht). He advises and litigates on procurement and construction projects on behalf of contracting authorities, including the municipality of Amsterdam and Neste, and developers and contractors, such as Koninklijke BAM and Siemens Nederland. 

David graduated from Leiden University in 2000 and joined NautaDutilh in the same year. He became a partner in 2011. He holds a postdoctoral economic degree in real estate finance and development (MRE). David is a member of the UNECE Working Party on Public-Private Partnerships. Furthermore, David is a member of the Association of Construction Lawyers (VBR-A) and the Association for Procurement Law (NVvA). He publishes on his areas of specialization in legal journals such as TBR, Vastgoed Fiscaal & Civiel and in the Financieele Dagblad. 

David is ranked as a leading individual in construction by Legal 500 EMEA. He is described in The Legal 500 EMEA as "a very fast, straightforward thinker". It also states "David van Ee provides ‘excellent service and invaluable advice around the clock’". And: "His knowledge of public-private partnerships is unrivalled in the market." And: "He has the negotiation skills to find compromises for the benefit of the client." Chambers Europe states: "David van Ee is to the point, practical and understands business". In 2021, Chambers Europe ranked David as Band 2 in Real Estate: Construction. With clients calling him a "very knowledgeable lawyer". IFLR1000 ranked David van Ee as "Highly Regarded" in Project development, Project finance in 2021.

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