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Administrative law encompasses all decisions taken by the government, such as issuing permits and licences and enforcement decisions. These decisions affect both companies and private individuals, and that is why there are many rules and safeguards that government decisions have to comply with.

Companies and private individuals can lodge an objection against a decision if they feel it has not been correctly interpreted or applied. In addition, administrative law has many areas of overlap with other areas of law, such as environmental law. For example, large building projects may lead to damage or nuisance for people living nearby.

Furthermore, if you want to conclude agreements with the government, such as a contract of sale or a public-private partnership, you will come up against administrative law.

CMS advises companies, such as property developers, but also private individuals, in all aspects of administrative law. Government organizations we assist include municipalities, water boards and provincial authorities.

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April 2019
CMS Soil and Ground­wa­ter Con­tam­in­a­tion Guide
From the 1970s on­wards, soil and ground­wa­ter con­tam­in­a­tion has be­come an in­creas­ingly im­port­ant reg­u­lat­ory is­sue. However, there are still no uni­form reg­u­la­tions. Nu­mer­ous sets of rules have been de­veloped which, among oth­er things, aim to pro­tect soil and ground­wa­ter and have led to stand­ard­isa­tion through­out Europe and the world. These sets of rules in­clude, for ex­ample, laws on the trans­port of dan­ger­ous goods, laws gov­ern­ing chem­ic­als and laws re­lat­ing to emis­sion con­trol. However, ques­tions such as how to deal with con­tam­in­a­tion and who is re­spons­ible for its elim­in­a­tion can be answered only for the re­spect­ive leg­al sys­tem.The pur­pose of this guide is to as­sist with an ini­tial risk as­sess­ment and to provide prac­tic­al ad­vice re­gard­ing the par­tic­u­lar­it­ies of each of the 24 leg­al sys­tems covered. However, ow­ing to the large num­ber of scen­ari­os, this guide does not con­sti­tute leg­al ad­vice. On the fol­low­ing pages, CMS en­vir­on­ment­al law ex­perts present an over­view by an­swer­ing a set of el­ev­en ques­tions ac­cord­ing to their re­spect­ive jur­is­dic­tion, in­clud­ing Aus­tria, Bel­gi­um, Bul­garia, Chile, China, Colom­bia, the Czech Re­pub­lic, France, Ger­many, Hun­gary, Italy, Lux­em­bourg, Monaco, the Neth­er­lands, Peru, Po­land, Por­tugal, Ro­mania, Slov­akia, Spain, Switzer­land, Tur­key, Ukraine and the United King­dom.
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CMS Soil and Ground­wa­ter Con­tam­in­a­tion Guide
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De­liv­er­ing qual­ity ad­vice you can act on
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Wet dier­en op 1 janu­ari 2013 in werking getre­den
05/10/2011
CMS pan-European study in­to “green” lease clauses: a con­ver­ging patch­work
15/09/2011
CMS suc­cess­fully de­fends the Sunday trad­ing de­cree
24/03/2011
Dutch im­ple­ment­a­tion of the Re­new­able En­ergy Dir­ect­ive, Fuel Qual­ity Dir­ect­ive...
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Open­baar Min­is­ter­ie pub­liceert beleid stra­frechtelijke on­tru­im­ing kraak­panden
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