Administrative & Environmental Law

About Ron Laan

Ron Laan is a partner & works from the Hoorn office. He specialises in administrative and environmental law, especially (European) waste law and environmental criminal law. He advises and litigates against government decisions and policies that stand in the way of businesses. These include zoning, licensing, pollution and other environmental issues and their enforcement.

Ron Laan has specific experience in waste law and litigating for waste companies, industrial companies and sectoral associations in this field. He represents clients in the waste and recycling, plastics, and agribusiness sectors. Ron Laan is a frequent speaker at conferences and lecturer of courses on waste law.

Ron Laan lives in Venhuizen. Venhuizen's main local sports club, SV De Valken, finds in him a very committed board member who is happy to make an effort for the club. Ron likes reading but does not get around to it enough due to his busy life. He does keep fit by gardening, jogging and playing tennis.

Areas of law / specialisms

Administrative & Environmental Law
attorney, partner
Lawyer since
Areas of law
Administrative & Environmental Law


  • Dutch Law at VU Amsterdam
  • Environmental Law specialist course at the Grotius Academie

Examples of work

  • Played a key role in "opening up the borders" for waste shipments through litigation.
  • Acting in important proceedings at the European Court of Justice on the definition, recovery and disposal of waste.
  • Involvement in extensive compensation proceedings based on State liability for unlawful decisions on waste-related permits and environmental permits.
  • Advised and litigated on major planning projects in the province of Noord-Holland.
  • Confidential adviser and counsel for business owners in radical environmental criminal cases.
  • Engaged by regional and local business owners in West-Friesland for advice and litigation assistance.

Memberships and ancillary activities

  • Environmental Lawyers' Association
  • Speaks frequently at conferences
  • Lecturer in courses and waste law, including at the Grotius Academie
  • Member of the Main Board of De Valken sports association

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