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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.

Renaissance of the Belgian PPP market
News - 18 July 2019 - Belgium

Renaissance of the Belgian PPP market

Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) had traditionally been a favorite way of financing large infrastructure projects in Belgium. However, the model went through...
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Belgian Federal Agency denounces hospitals’ public procurement practices
News - 17 July 2019 - Belgium

Belgian Federal Agency denounces hospitals’ public procurement practices

The Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products (the FAMHP) has published guidance on the interaction between the rules on the promotion of medicines and...
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Financial close PPP project Tram de Liège
News - 05 February 2019 - Belgium

Financial close PPP project Tram de Liège

On 31 January 2019, the Liège Tramway public private partnership (PPP) project reached financial close for a total funding requirement amounting to approximately...
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The rise of the Code of Companies & Associations
News - 10 January 2019 - Belgium

CJEU rules on 'tender shaping' practices in the medical device sector

On 25 October 2018, the CJEU ruled in Case C-413/17 on the margin of discretion of contracting authorities to establish technical specifications in relation...
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CJEU gives guidance on self-cleaning in relation to competition law infringements

CJEU gives guidance on self-cleaning in relation to competition law infringements


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.