Contractual or civil liability is daily business in real estate practice. We advise and litigate on behalf of our clients in large and complex cases, in which the financial states are often large.

Our lawyers have specialist knowledge at the highest level of alleged damages and all other relevant facets, such as (possible) prescription and/or own fault of an injured party. Sometimes damage can also be recovered from third parties, whether or not in an indemnification procedure.


Not only do we advise on the liability of private parties, such as developers, investors or contractors. Governments, such as municipalities, can also be liable for breach of contract or unlawful decision-making. Think, for example, of a licence that has been wrongfully refused. We also have extensive knowledge and experience in this field.

We also advise and litigate specifically on claims made against professionals (civil-law notaries, lawyers, architects, etc.). Disciplinary or civil proceedings can have a major impact. A disciplinary complaint is often a stepping stone to a civil claim. That is why it is wise to have expert assistance at that stage.

Increasingly, compliance issues are also raised, for example in the context of the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Prevention) Act (Wwft). Violation of these regulations can have far-reaching consequences. The supervisor can file disciplinary complaints, but can also impose turnover-related fines.

Areas of attention:

  • Civil liability
  • Government (decision) liability
  • Disciplinary liability
  • Notary Act and related regulations
  • Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Prevention) Act (Wwft)