Event Start:
23/01/20 15:30
Event End:
23/01/20 18:30
Offices of Dentons, Gustav Mahlerplein 2, 1082 MA, Amsterdam
Event Summary:

IPFA Europe: Amsterdam

Dealing with Nitrogen Deposition and PFAS in Dutch Project Financing

Nitrogen deposition and PFAS have put many projects in the energy, infrastructure, agriculture and housing sectors in the Netherlands on hold. For nitrogen, this is the result of a ruling of the Council of State (Raad van State), in which the regulations on nitrogen deposition were annulled because they were in breach of European law. Permits can no longer be granted on the basis of these regulations and projects that were not required to have a permit under the regulations, now do require a permit. Even irrevocable permits are at risk of withdrawal. For PFAS, this results from strict new policy rules on dealing with soil that is contaminated with PFAS. As a result, only very few parties are willing to accept this soil.

Policy makers are working on short term and longer term solutions for this problem, whilst other interested parties (construction companies, energy producers, farmers, etc.) voice their concerns and look for ways to safeguard their positions.

In this session, global law firm Dentons will discuss the current state of affairs and possible solutions in the context of project financings with policy makers, financiers and developers.


15.30 Registration


16.00 Welcome and IPFA Update

Daisy Brooker, CEO, IPFA


16.05 Introduction of the Topic

Jan Jakob Peelen, Partner, Dentons


16.15 Nitrogen Deposition: What is it and Why Does it Cause so Many Problems for Project Development?

Berend Hoekstra, Senior Consultant Air Quality and Nitrogen Deposition, Tauw BV


16.35 PFAS: What is it and Why Does it Cause so Many Problems for Project Development?

Wim Plaisier, Manager PFAS Solutions Europe, Arcadis


16.55 Nitrogen and PFAS Expected to Cause EUR Billions of Damage to the Construction Industry

Casper Wolf, Sector Advisory, ABN AMRO


17.15 Panel Discussion & Q&A

Moderated by: Marcel Janssen and Jan Jakob Peelen, Dentons

Leendert de Bruin, Heijmans

Dick Boddeus, Nationaal Groenfonds

Willem Stitselaar, Macquarie

More panelists to be announced soon


18.00 Closing Remarks

Jan Jakob Peelen and Marcel Janssen, Partners, Dentons


18.05 Networking Drinks Reception kindly hosted by Dentons


This event will be held in English.


Dentons LLP


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