David van Ee

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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.
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  • Work highlights

    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.

  • What others say
    • 'superb construction lawyer.'
      Chambers Europe 2022
    • ‘David van Ee and his colleagues can cope with anything and do so wonderfully and efficiently’.
      The Legal 500 2021
    • ‘I have predominantly worked with David van Ee who is the partner responsible for PPP/PFI consultancy in Nauta Dutilh’s team. His knowledge of public-private partnerships is unrivalled in the market and I would recommend his services to anybody active in the sector.’
      The Legal 500 2021
    • ‘David van Ee has the negotiation skills to find compromises for the benefit of the client.’
      The Legal 500 2021
    • 'very knowledgeable lawyer.'
      Chambers Europe 2021
    • ‘David van Ee is a supremely competent lawyer, who is hugely authoritative and technically expert yet entirely approachable, very commercially astute and pragmatic. David is never afraid to take on a challenging legal assignment, meeting it head-on with intelligence, pragmatism and efficiency -as a client, you could not be in better hands. He has also had the foresight and wisdom to surround himself with excellent associates, such as Valerie Nauta.‘
      The Legal 500 2020
    • Highly regarded Banking & Finance
      IFLR1000 2021, 2020
    • Highly regarded Project Finance
      IFLR1000 2022
    • Highly regarded Project Development
      IFLR1000 2022, 2021, 2020
    • Leading Individual Construction
      The Legal 500 2022, 2021, 2020
  • Ancillary functions

    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 specialisation in legal journals such as TBR, Vastgoed Fiscaal & Civiel and in the Financieele Dagblad.

  • Qualifications

    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).

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