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Public & Administrative law

Dealing with the public sector is an increasingly important aspect of business life. Our team has a deep understanding of the sector and the rules that apply to transactions with authorities and public entities. We provide practical advice to help you manage the risks and get the most out of your transactions.

New circular on the project meeting in the Brussels-Capital Region
News - 06 November 2020 - Belgium

New circular on the project meeting in the Brussels-Capital Region

In the Brussels-Capital Region, the permit applicant may request a project meeting with the granting authority prior to submitting a permit application.
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Belgium’s Governmental declaration of intent
News - 01 October 2020 - Belgium

Belgium’s Governmental declaration of intent

After 493 days, Belgian politicians managed to form a so-called Vivaldi government.
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Climate and environment at odds with each other
News - 08 July 2020 - Belgium

Climate and environment at odds with each other

An EU law hitch hampers onshore wind farms in the Flemish Region.
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COVID-19 and public procurement in Belgium
News - 30 April 2020 - Belgium

COVID-19 and public procurement in Belgium

Measures have been taken by the Belgian authorities to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most importantly, a Ministerial Decision of 18 March 2020, as amended...
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New circular on the project meeting in the Brussels-Capital Region

New circular on the project meeting in the Brussels-Capital Region


Specific legal risks

There are specific legal risks in relation to transactions with authorities and public law entities.  Both entities in the public sector and private entities wanting to deal with them must take into account an ever-expanding body of rules.  Non-compliance may have severe consequences.

Sets of rules

Public law includes various sets of rules in relation to capacity, public procurement and competitive tendering, publicly-owned assets, planning and environmental law, permits, budget law and freedom of information.

Our team

Our team provides a unique combination of a strong transactional expertise, including PPPs, with litigation support, together with a specific knowledge of permits, planning and environmental law. Throughout these different areas, we pride ourselves in giving our clients useful, concise and practical advice.