About Egbert de Groot

Egbert de Groot is an attorney-at-law and partner at AKD who specialises in litigating and advising at the interface of public and private law, construction law (under public law), (especially in the field of construction and area development) and contracts with the government. He advises and assists government bodies, market parties and care institutions about spatial planning, expropriation, the Municipalities (Preferential Rights) Act [Wet Voorkeursrecht Gemeenten], public private cooperation (ppc), land development and contracts with and by the government. He regularly litigates in these fields.

Egbert specialises in the drawing up of area development contracts and the corresponding forms of cooperation, such as joint operating companies, concession agreements and agreements concluded prior to the adoption of zoning plans. He does this, for example, for residential construction locations, industrial sites, horticultural locations, social housing zones and care institutions. He also has plenty of experience with complex land acquisition proceedings and with civil and administrative law cases. Egbert publishes regularly.

As an attorney-at-law specialised in compulsory purchases, Egbert handled a significant number of the compulsory purchases for HSL-Zuid, a high-speed railway line in the area between Amsterdam and Rotterdam. In the National Register of Judicial Experts [Landelijk Register Gerechtelijk Deskundigen] Egbert is registered as an expropriation expert.

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  • Dutch Law
Admitted to bar
  • The Netherlands
  • Dutch Association of Expropriation Lawyers
Legal practice areas the Netherlands Bar’s register

Egbert de Groot has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):


  • Expropriation law
  • Real estate law


Based on this registration, Egbert is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.