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Public Law

Belgium

Our Public and Administrative law team has a broad experience in all fields of public and administrative law. We deal with the most important matters concerning public procurements and financing public projects, public-private partnerships and public utilities. We also provide representation before regulatory authorities, the European Commission, the Competition Council in Belgium and other national jurisdictions. Whether you are a public organization, a municipal, regional or federal government or a European institution, our lawyers always handle your matters with an in-depth understanding of the sector in which you operate.

Our lawyers assist their clients in drafting laws and regulations (including for the implementation of European directives), in the creation of new public or private actors, or their reorganisation. We have an extensive knowledge of the public authorities’ interventions in the economy: competition, State aid, public holdings, inter-municipal entities, economic expansion laws, public service concessions, management agreements, exclusive and special rights, Eurostat criteria, etc.

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09 February 2021
BAT con­clu­sions for large com­bus­tion plants an­nulled – What next?
On 27 Janu­ary 2021 the Gen­er­al Court of the European Uni­on de­clared the so-called BAT con­clu­sions for large com­bus­tion plants an­nulled. It is worth con­sid­er­ing what this rul­ing really means and what it...
15 December 2020
Five years after Hua­wei ZTE FRAND li­cens­ing ob­lig­a­tions again be­fore the...
On 26 Novem­ber 2020, the Düs­sel­dorf Re­gion­al Court an­nounced that it would sus­pend a pat­ent in­fringe­ment pro­ceed­ing and refer key ques­tions on com­puls­ory li­cens­ing of stand­ard es­sen­tial pat­ents (SEP)...
July 2020
Glob­al Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Bro­chure – 2020
With over 150 pub­lic pro­cure­ment spe­cial­ists world­wide, the CMS Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Group of­fers you out­stand­ing reach and ca­pa­city. CMS provides pub­lic tender sup­port in 36 jur­is­dic­tions. Our spe­cial­ists...
12 May 2020
We­bin­ar - In­vit­a­tion Cov­id-19: Pub­lic sec­tor - How to man­age your work­ers...
On 4 May 2020 all non-es­sen­tial com­pan­ies, which had to close on 18 March as they could not guar­an­tee ‘so­cial dis­tan­cing’, have been al­lowed to re­sume their work. However, a series of health meas­ures...
05 May 2020
Coronavir­us crisis: More flex­ib­il­ity for European struc­tur­al and in­vest­ment...
On 23 April 2020, the European Uni­on ad­op­ted Reg­u­la­tion (EU) N° 2020/558 on spe­cif­ic meas­ures to provide ex­cep­tion­al flex­ib­il­ity in the use of European Struc­tur­al and In­vest­ment Funds in re­sponse to...
04 May 2020
In­ter­na­tion­al Law in times of crisis: COV­ID-19 and For­eign In­vest­ments
As the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic con­tin­ues to un­ravel without re­gard to na­tion­al bor­ders, coun­tries around the world are faced with both pub­lic health and eco­nom­ic is­sues on a scale not pre­vi­ously seen. In this...
27 March 2020
Min­is­ter of Justice wants to en­force writ­ten pro­ced­ure dur­ing lock­down
In Bel­gi­um, the Min­is­ter of Justice, Koen Geens, has pro­posed a draft Roy­al De­cree aimed at gen­er­al­ising the writ­ten pro­ced­ure for all dis­putes cur­rently pending be­fore the Bel­gian courts. The draft aims...
27 March 2020
Man­aging clin­ic­al tri­als un­der COV­ID-19: New EU guid­ance is­sued for spon­sors...
The COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has had a dra­mat­ic im­pact on European health sys­tems, whose pri­or­ity first and fore­most is the treat­ment of pa­tients suf­fer­ing from this dis­ease both in the in-pa­tient and out-pa­tient...
10 December 2019
Les marchés de travaux en pratique | Over­heidsop­dracht voor werken in de...
L’équipe des marchés pub­lics de CMS a le plaisir de vous in­viter à un nou­veau cycle de lunchs-form­a­tions con­sac­rés à divers hot-top­ics en matière de marchés pub­lics.Het team over­heidsop­dracht­en...
18 November 2019
L’ac­cord-cadre en pratique | Raamovereen­kom­sten in de prak­tijk.
L’équipe des marchés pub­lics de CMS a le plaisir de vous in­viter à un nou­veau cycle de lunchs-form­a­tions con­sac­rés à divers hot-top­ics en matière de marchés pub­lics.Het team over­heidsop­dracht­en...
November 2019
CMS Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Tool­box of Rem­ed­ies
Pub­lic pro­cure­ment is the largest single glob­al mar­ket­place, ac­count­ing for around one-fifth of world­wide GDP. In this in­creas­ingly in­ter­na­tion­al mar­ket­place, com­pan­ies need to have con­fid­ence that pub­lic...
November 2019
E-pub­lic pro­cure­ment
On 18 Oc­to­ber 2018 ob­lig­at­ory e-pro­cure­ment rules entered in­to force in many EU mem­ber states. The CMS Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Group has the pleas­ure of shar­ing key in­form­a­tion re­gard­ing mul­tiple jur­is­dic­tions.   Pub­lic...