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. He has now returned as head of the Real Estate department. Alain authored the book Parlementaire geschiedenis huurrecht (Parliamentary History of Tenancy Law) and the manual Huurrecht (Tenancy Law), soon to appear in its 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.