Merel Holtkamp has been working as a lawyer at Van Benthem & Keulen in the Administrative Law and Environmental Law practice groups since May 2018.
Merel has been practising law since 2013 and specialises in administrative law and particularly in environmental law. Within the field of environmental law, Merel particularly focuses on the remit of municipalities to grant permits deviating from the zoning plan.
Merel’s work in the field of environmental law includes advising and conducting legal proceedings with respect to enforcement issues, zoning plans and environmental permits for (large) building projects. Merel represents government authorities, the business community and private individuals.
- Law concerning the physical environment
- Environmental law
- Regulation and enforcement
- Public order
- Municipal law
About Merel Holtkamp
Merel graduated with distinction from Utrecht University, where she also completed the Master’s programme in Legal Research. In 2020 Merel completed the Grotius specialisation course in Environmental Law, graduating with distinction.
Merel regularly publishes on the granting of permits deviating from the zoning plan. Merel also regularly gives lectures on this topic.
Merel is a member of the Administrative Law Association and a member of the editorial board of the magazine Jurisprudentie voor Gemeenten (which covers case law for municipalities).