Jochem Spaans is a partner within the projects and real estate department of Allen & Overy Amsterdam, heading the Amsterdam environment and public law practice. He specialises in industry, climate change and (renewable) energy projects. Jochem litigates for, and advises, international and national businesses on, inter alia, complex permitting and compliance proceedings (with a particular focus on the (petro-)chemical industry), environmental, social and governance, CO2-emissions trading, and waste management and circular economy. In addition, Jochem has broad experience in project development, and the environmental aspects of renewable project-financing and corporate transactions. Jochem is also an assistant-professor at the Vrije University in Amsterdam.