DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Publius

Public Law

1 ranked lawyersBand 4BelgiumEurope 2021 View ranking table

Chambers Review

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

What the team is known for

Frequently advises regional authorities on disputes concerning noise pollution and climate change regulation. Additionally acts for municipalities and clients from the food and drink and retail sectors on town planning and environmental permitting matters. Also has a number of clients from the energy industry. Represents clients in challenges to domestic legislation and other public law disputes.

Strengths

An interviewee appreciates the firm's ability to "pick up the phone and give a direct reaction," and adds that the team is "quite pragmatic and business-minded."

Another client highlights the team's "hands-on advice and respect of deadlines," underlining: "The lawyers are always on time with deliverables and the answers are always very practical."

Work highlights

Advised the Flemish Government on a potential violation of noise pollution regulation caused by Zaventem airport.

Notable practitioners

Dirk Van Heuven is an experienced public law attorney often mandated by Flemish regional authorities and private companies to assist with appeals against regulations and other contentious public law matters. A client appreciates that he is "very strong in thinking about how we can achieve our objectives on a high level."

This page contains Chambers Research content only

Ranked departments can:
  • License the use of Chambers content
  • Access Research Analytics
  • Tailor profile information

View other firms ranked in this practice area

View firm profile

Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Belgium

Public Law


Dirk Van Heuven
Band 4