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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.

Valentijn De Boe and Olivier van der Haegen
News - 06 January 2020 - Belgium

Two new partners at Loyens & Loeff Belgium

Valentijn De Boe and Olivier van der Haegen have been appointed as local partners at Loyens & Loeff in Belgium with effect from 1 January 2020. Valentijn is...
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Belgian team collecting the award for 'Best Law Firm of the Year' during the Trends Legal Awards 2019
News - 19 November 2019 - Belgium

Loyens & Loeff Belgium wins two awards during Trends Legal Awards

We are delighted to announce that we have won not only the ‘Best Law Firm of the Year’ award, but also the award for 'Best Law Firm in Tax Law' from Trends Legal...
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Ambitious plans to reform the Flemish inheritance and gift tax
News - 17 October 2019 - Belgium

Honesty is the best policy when completing the European Single Procurement Document (ESPD)

In its judgment C-267/18 of 3 October 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union clarified the exclusion ground of the 2014 EUR Public Procurement Directives...
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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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Valentijn De Boe and Olivier van der Haegen

Two new partners at Loyens & Loeff Belgium


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.