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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.

The rise of the Code of Companies & Associations
News - 10 January 2019

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
News - 08 November 2018

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

In a recent judgement of 24 October 2018 (n° C-124/17, Vossloh Laeis GmbH v. Stadtwerke München GmbH), the European Court of Justice (CJEU) answers two important...
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News - 31 July 2018

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

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

Flemish Decree introduces temporary work for Flemish public services

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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.