Public Law Department

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Houthoff's Public Law Team assists government bodies, domestic companies and foreign corporations. That's why their public law specialists understand the challenges and opportunities for both public and private clients. As the public law market leader, Houthoff is always involved in the most ground-breaking and complex public law related cases. This can involve anything from giving advice on public-private partnerships and litigating licence or subsidy cases to managing complex crisis situations. Houthoff's Public Law Team is also regularly asked to give the legislature advice on new laws and regulations. Our specialists understand the language of government bodies and supervisory authorities and they understand the market. 

Houthoff's Public Law Team comprises specialists in the areas of planning and zoning law (environmental law), and specialists in the areas of financial and public economic law. Houthoff is involved in the most important spatial development projects, and advises developers and government bodies from the drawing board until completion.

The public law specialists have comprehensive legal expertise and sector knowledge and they assist parties in matters such as internal investigations, regulatory issues with supervisory authorities and enforcement processes. If necessary, they represent clients in proceedings before bodies like the Administrative Jurisdiction Division of the Council of State or the Trade and Industry Appeals Tribunal.