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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.

News - 31 July 2018 - Belgium

Brussels Government circular on public procurement contracts

On 31 July 2018, the Government of the Brussels Capital Region published a circular (the Circular) relating to the obligation for Regional public authorities...
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10 tips guide - edition 6
Article - 14 June 2018 - Belgium

10 tips guide

In these times of economic uncertainties and legislative changes, risk exposure is all part of the game.
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Flemish Decree introduces temporary work for Flemish public services
Article - 08 June 2018 - Belgium

Flemish Decree introduces temporary work for Flemish public services

Although many Flemish authorities regularly rely on temporary workers, a decree of 27 April 2018 (published on 16 May 2018) has now finally authorized Flemish...
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Brussels Environmental Agency becomes officially Environment Brussels
Article - 17 May 2018 - Belgium

Brussels Environmental Agency becomes officially Environment Brussels

Pursuant to an ordinance of the Brussels Parliament, the Brussels Environmental Agency will officially change its name to Environment Brussels.
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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.