Alain de Jonge, advocaat Pels Rijcken

Alain de Jonge

Attorney-at-law • partner

Alain de Jonge specialises in civil real estate law and is an established name in the Netherlands in the field of tenancy law. He advises and litigates for Dutch public authorities, provinces and especially municipalities in the field of urban renewal, inner-city development and restructuring. In addition, Alain frequently works on behalf of developers, real estate funds and investors in various redevelopments and transformations. In the past years, Alain has frequently advised major users of industrial sites, particularly in the Rotterdam port area. Besides tenancy law, his focus includes sale, leasehold, sale/leaseback, real estate management and ownership relationships (squatting, separation and division). In his highly varied public and private law practice, he is touted for his keen understanding of governmental and societal relations and commercial impact. 

Alain joined Pels Rijcken in 1992. After seven years as head of the Real Estate department, Alain was managing partner of Pels Rijcken from 2012 to 2018. Alain authored the book Parlementaire geschiedenis huurrecht (Parliamentary History of Tenancy Law) and the manual Huurrecht (Tenancy Law), 7th edition. He is a member of the editorial staff of Tijdschrift voor Huurrecht (Journal for Tenancy Law) and frequently lectures in professional and specialisation courses. For many years, Alain is ranked as Recommended Lawyer for Real Estate in The Legal 500 Guide. 


  • "Alain de Jonge is sharp, smart and pragmatic." - The Legal 500, 2022
  • "Alain de Jonge is a know it all real estate professional who does not hesitate to connect us with partners and colleagues in other fields to ensure we get an excellent product." - The Legal 500, 2022