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Jan Herfkens is an associate in the Amsterdam Office of Greenberg Traurig. Jan works on administrative law, environmental law and real estate related matters. Before joining Greenberg Traurig in October 2019, Jan worked as a student-assistant and he was a lecturer on “Techniques and Methods of Jurisprudence” at Leiden University. Jan is admitted to the Amsterdam Bar.

Jan is a member of the Amsterdam Sustainability Desk. The Sustainability Desk is available daily and provides assistance and support for real estate sustainability inquiries in the Netherlands and the EU. Please visit our dedicated Sustainability Desk page for more information.



  • Political Affairs Trainee, Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Lebanon, 2018-2019
  • Lecturer, “Techniques and Methods of Jurisprudence,” Leiden University, 2019

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, a Law360 "Environmental Practice Group of the Year," 2022


  • LL.M., Encyclopedia and Philosophy of Law, Leiden University, 2018
  • LL.B., Law, Leiden University, 2017
  • B.A., Middle-Eastern Studies: Arabic, Leiden University, 2017
  • B.A., Arabic bachelor program, Netherlands Flemish Institute Cairo, 2015
  • The Netherlands
  • Dutch, Native
  • English, Fluent
  • Arabic, Fluent
  • German, Conversational