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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.

Soil databank finally available in Wallonia
Article - 26 April 2018

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

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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Article - 30 October 2017

How to obtain a reclassification of land use or destination?

How can I obtain a reclassification of land in Belgium (to increase its value) and what can be the consequences?
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The legal consequences of owning too many parking spaces in Brussels
Article - 30 October 2017

The legal consequences of owning too many parking spaces in Brussels

What are the legal consequences of owning too many parking spaces in Brussels? What are environmental restrictions and taxation regarding parking?
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10 tips guide - edition 6

10 tips guide

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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.