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Associate Real Estate

Posted 16 Sep 2022
Work experience
4 to 6 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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We are looking for a new team member to expand our Real Estate practice group in Amsterdam, focusing on commercial real estate including commercial leasing and transactional real estate involving real estate investment (re)developments or transformations of commercial properties in a broad sense. More in particular we look for a new colleague who is also an experienced litigator and familiar with all sorts of real estate disputes. Additional experiences with professional liability claims (both civil law and disciplinary law) would be even better. Our Real Estate practice is ambitious and fast-growing, offering the possibility for lawyers to develop grow and work in an international environment. We offer realistic, high quality bespoke solutions. Our team covers a broad range of areas and sectors and works closely together with other specialists within our Amsterdam office, including civil-law notaries, M&A lawyers, tax and banking and finance lawyers.


  • Master’s Degree in Dutch law
  • 4 - 6 years of experience in Real Estate/ civil law
  • Litigation experience (real estate related litigation and professional liability claims
  • Experience with leasing law would be an advantage
  • Sharp writer
  • Good speaker
  • Fluent in Dutch and English
  • Commercial awareness and solution-oriented
  • Proactive with an entrepreneurial mindset

About the Real Estate practice – Cornélie Arnouts (Partner)

“If you are able to speak the language of each different client, if you are not afraid to speak the truth (about litigation changes or other questions), if you are able to focus on the most relevant issues and dare to make your own decisions and follow your gut feelings, if you have a good sense of humor, you are most welcome in our team”

The more and quicker you are able to best defend the clients’ interests, the sooner you are able to build your own practice within our team. Your career path is in your own hands.

You will be part of a very steady team, with a relatively young responsible partner who is quite active also with non-billable activities. She is supported by very experienced lawyers, amongst others with legal counsel experience and a Professor in leasing law.

Key responsibilities

Our lawyers assist Dutch and international investors, developers, municipalities, real estate funds, banks and other financial institutions. We have extensive experience in real estate litigation and advising on transactional work in a national and international setting. In this dynamic role you will be given plenty of opportunities for personal and professional growth. You are often the linchpin between our different practice groups and the client.


The opportunity to join a fast-growing and ambitious practice, working in an international environment

  • Career advanced opportunities
  • A progressive, innovative and challenging work environment
  • Part of a specialized litigation team
  • Part of a highly recommended real estate department
  • Working at the Amsterdam office of the world’s largest law firm
  • Have lots of opportunities to work on your own network (via articles writing, teaching/ lecturing and real estate memberships), both within and outside of our firm

Why Dentons is different

The legal profession is changing rapidly and Dentons is leading the way in advancing change for the benefit of clients. We are driven to challenge the status quo, delivering consistent and uncompromising quality and value to our clients in new and innovative ways. With more than 20,000 people, 12,000 lawyers and 200 locations the opportunity is huge. Dentons has the talent for what you need, where you need it. We continue to receive external awards and recognition, including for our continued international expansion over the last 12 months; for ground-breaking innovation through the development of Nextlaw Labs and Nextlaw Regional Referral Network; and for success in advising clients across multiple regions. Dentons is also a leader on the Acritas Regional Elite Brand Index and a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner.

Dentons in Amsterdam is onderdeel van het grootste advocatenkantoor ter wereld. Dentons biedt een aantrekkelijk nieuw en internationaal perspectief voor al onze collega’s en cliënten. Dentons staat voor diversiteit van onze collega’s, cliënten en van de gemeenschappen waarin we werken en leven. We bieden onze cliënten talent met verschillende achtergronden, uit verschillende landen, met ervaring vanuit verschillende rechtsgebieden.

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175 employees
50% men - 50% women
Average age is 36 years

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Bas van der Reep


Bas van der Reep

Bas van der Reep has been a lawyer in the Real Estate practice group and the Real Estate industry team of our Amsterdam office since 2016.
Bas mainly focuses on advising and litigating on issues related to commercial leases. His experience includes drafting agreements, procedural documents and letters...