About Harro Coppens

Harro Coppens is a partner and lawyer at AKD. The main focus of his practice is area development, real estate transactions and the related consultancy work. Harro advises developers, government bodies, housing associations and construction companies on, for example, large-scale inner city redevelopments, within the framework of public-private partnerships or otherwise. He also advises and litigates regularly on construction law issues.

Harro has also supervised numerous buying and selling transactions. These were predominantly turnkey development projects, sale and lease back arrangements and combined sales and building contracts. He also draws up agreements between clients and various construction partners and is often involved in the setting up of project-specific forms of collaboration, both traditional and integrated contracting.

Harro is the author of various publications. In addition to his work as a lawyer, he is also carrying out PhD research at the Construction Law Institute [Instituut voor Bouwrecht] on the effectiveness of municipal land policy and cost recovery. Harro also lectures on Property Development in the Notarial Specialisation Training Programmes, which are part of the Grotius Academy.

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  • Utrecht University: Private Law
  • Grotius: Specialist Course in Real Estate Law
Admitted to bar
  • The Netherlands
  • The Construction Law Association 
  • The Society of Construction Law Lawyers
Legal practice areas the Netherlands Bar’s register

Harro Coppens 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, Harro 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.

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