About Jeanette Luijten

Jeanette Luijten is a lawyer at AKD who specialises in civil engineering law, with a strong focus on, and wide-ranging knowledge of, international construction and real estate projects. She advises and litigates in relation to construction disputes about, for example, defects, contract extras, stagnation claims, retention rights and the dissolution/termination of contracts.

Jeanette regularly supports clients in relation to infrastructural projects in, for example, the groundwork, road and hydraulic engineering sector. These clients benefit from her practical approach and her capacity to translate extremely complex issues into clear language. She not only has an excellent feeling for the legal playing field, but also for the various interests that play a role in that, whether financial, political or commercial.

Jeanette has extensive knowledge of the rights and obligations of parties in the construction industry, such as Stabu, RAW, the Uniform Administrative Conditions (UAV 1989, UAV 2012, UAV-GC 2005) and the New Rules on Client-Architect Legal Relationships (DNR 2005/2011). In addition, she has extensive experience of litigating in the Court of Arbitration for the Building Industry in the Netherlands, as well as the civil courts.

Jeanette is also experienced in advising and litigating - in the civil courts or before arbitration boards - in connection with real estate transactions. This includes, for example, disputes resulting from the ‘breaking’ of sales and/or collaboration agreements, the settlement of damage claims due to nonconformity and ‘recession-related’ matters, such as financing problems or purchase obligation disputes.

Furthermore, Jeanette is ranked in The Legal 500 as ‘Rising Star 2020’ and ‘Next Generation Partner 2021 & 2022’.

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More about

  • University of Maastricht: Law
  • Instituut voor Bouwrecht: Private Construction Law
  • Grotius Academy: Real estate law
Admitted to bar
  • The Netherlands

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


  • Real estate law


Based on this registration, Jeanette 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.