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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.

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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Reform of the Brussels Town Planning Act – Which modifications are already in force?
Article - 15 May 2018 - Belgium

Reform of the Brussels Town Planning Act – Which modifications are already in force?

The Brussels Town Planning Act has been substantially reformed by the Ordinance of 30 November 2017.
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Soil databank finally available in Wallonia
Article - 26 April 2018 - Belgium

Soil Data Bank finally available in Wallonia

As of 9 April 2018 a new soil data bank is available in Wallonia.
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Requirements to operate a hotel in Belgium
Article - 30 October 2017 - Belgium

Requirements to operate a hotel in Belgium

Requirements to start the operation of a hotel in Belgium. The rules in the 3 Regions.
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Impact of the new Belgian Code of Companies and Associations on the signing of your tenders


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.