About Anke

Anke is a partner and attorney with La Gro, providing advice and conducting litigation (mainly to municipalities) in respect of a variety of administrative law matters, including environmental law, the Open Government Act (Woo), as well as privacy law. Anke spent several years working at a large local authority, giving her a huge advantage when advising municipalities, making her well versed in dealing with politically sensitive issues. She is a dedicated team player and an ideal sparring partner for local authorities and company directors alike, due to her pragmatic attitude and eye for detail. 


  • Administrative law
  • Environmental law
  • Administrative enforcement
  • Privacy law

Qualifications and experience

  • 1995 Leiden University, Dutch Law
  • 2002 Netherlands Institute for Construction Law, Public Construction Law
  • 2011 Netherlands Institute for Construction Law, Private Construction Law
  • 2006-2011 legal counsel at a large local authority
  • 2017 Tilburg University, Postgraduate Specialisation Programme in Privacy and Personal Data
  • Member of the Association of Construction Lawyers
  • Member of the Administrative Law Association
  • Member of the Privacy Law Association.
  • Environmental law lecturer at SEGMENT Education

Recent cases

  • Planning and zoning law: advising and litigating on zoning plans and environmental permits, representing mainly local authorities in cases on transformation areas and the redevelopment of traveller and houseboat sites.
  • Enforcement: advising and litigating on the imposing of orders subject to a penalty for non-compliance or administrative enforcement and recovery decisions.  
  • Advising (and litigating on behalf of) local authorities on matters relating to the General Municipal Bylaw, Municipalities Act, and freedom of information laws 
  • Advising (and litigating on behalf of) local authorities in cases regarding privacy and undermining. 
Contact details
A.M. (Anke) van de Laar

Attorney at law | Partner

Public law | Privacy and data protection

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