Marije van Mannekes is a professional support lawyer (not admitted to the bar) and has been a Professional Support Lawyer in the Spatial Planning and Environment department since 2018. Marije keeps track of all legal trends and developments in spatial planning and environmental law and translates these into relevant consequences for the department. Within the firm-wide Climate and Energy Transition team, Marije frequently writes about a wide range of topics, such as a natural gas-free built environment, heating supply and pricing, climate adaptation, carbon capture and storage (CCS), clean mobility, heat networks, sustainable area development, wind turbines, solar energy, air quality, aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES), geothermal heating and energy savings. Besides publishing in professional journals, Marije publishes regularly in our Climate and Energy Transition Blog and our Planning and Environmental Law Blog. These blogs keep readers up to date with emerging laws and regulations, news and case law in the field of planning and environmental law, particularly the Dutch Environmental Planning Act, events, housing shortage and administrative enforcement.
Marije obtained a master's degree in Management of the Public Sector from Leiden University, as well as a master's degree in Public Law with a major in Art and Law (cultural heritage) from the University of Amsterdam. Before joining Pels Rijcken, Marije was a member of the Public Law & Regulatory practice group at NautaDutilh and was a lecturer and researcher at the Instituut Bestuurskunde of Leiden University.