About Sanne Schipper

Sanne Schipper is a lawyer at AKD who specialises in administrative law, environmental law and energy law. Sanne focuses on both the openness of government information and the environment law aspects of the energy transition.

Sanne advises and litigates regularly on the application of the Government Information (Public Access) Act [Wet openbaarheid van bestuur] (Wob), the Act on the Reuse of Public Sector Information [Wet hergebruik van overheidsinformatie] (Who), the Archive Act [Archiefwet] and the General Data Protection Act [Algemene Verordening Gegevensbescherming] (GDPR). She also litigates regularly on the abuse of provisions in these laws.

Within the framework of environmental and energy law Sanne is mainly concerned with the role which decentralised government bodies play in the energy transition. She has a particular interest in energy law and the climate agreement.

Sanne’s clients include government bodies, companies and private individuals and they appreciate her clear explanations of difficult cases, her practical solutions and personal approach.

In her final year thesis Sanne wrote about the possibilities which European and Dutch energy law offers to distribute electricity. While she was studying she also worked for a number of years for a political party and she is still politically active. As a result she has a good sense of administrative relationships.

Sanne regularly takes part in moot courts and was proclaimed the best Dutch counsel at the Southern Moot Court 2018 [Zuidelijke pleitwedstrijden 2018] and she won second prize at the East Brabant Moot Court 2018 [Oost-Brabantse Pleitwedstrijden 2018].

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The Netherlands

  • Association for Administrative Law (VAR)
  • Environmental law Association (VMR)
  • Dutch association for Energy Law (NeVER)
  • Young bar association Zeeland-West-Brabant (active member)