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Administrative law

Administrative law governs the relationship between people and government. It regulates the actions of government agencies when making administrative decisions. As each situation is different, the applicable legislation and regulations are often layered and diffuse. In addition, administrative law may not offer a ready-made answer for every situation.

Furthermore, in spite of its good intentions, expertise and professionalism, our government cannot be expected to know everything or to be perfect. That is why we use our knowledge, experience and skills to help public authorities make the right decisions.

We offer detailed expertise in all areas of administrative law, including, in addition to environmental and planning law, environmental law and nature conservation law, the following fields:

  • Subsidies (subsidy grant and determination, withdrawal or reduction of subsidy, Renewable Energy Production Incentive Scheme (Stimuleringsregeling Duurzaam Energieproductie, “SDE”), etc.;
  • Regulatory and enforcement law (enforcement, administrative penalty, astreinte, enforcement action);
  • Government liability law (unlawful act by government and liability, compensation, loss resulting from government planning decisions, compensation for loss resulting from administrative acts); and
  • Integrity issues: the Public Administration (Probity Screening) Act [Wet Bibob] enables public authorities when granting a permit or contracting a party to investigate the integrity and reliability of the person ‘with whom they are doing business’. This gives rise to several questions, such as the type of information that may be requested, at what time and who precisely can be requested to provide the information, as well as the role this plays in successive commercial transactions.

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