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Gauthier van Thuyne

Partner

Brussels

van Thuyne Gauthier
Gauthier van Thuyne

Partner

Brussels

Gauthier heads the Belgian Public Law department, and is member of Allen & Overy’s International Environment, Climate and Regulatory Law Group steering committee.

He heads the Belgian sustainability team and sits on Allen & Overy's global sustainability board. He advises companies on planning and environmental law, ESG and sustainability (disclosures, reporting, policies), business and human rights, focusing on permits for real estate and energy projects, waste, contaminated land, hazardous substances and noise nuisance. He also assists public authorities, companies, banks, public-funded entities and utilities on all types of public contracts, including public-private partnerships (PPPs), public procurement and large transactions, such as concessions (water distribution, waste management etc). Gauthier has a thorough practical understanding of the different procedures, approaches and strategies required to deal with complex environmental and public law issues, and has extensive litigation experience in these areas of law before the administrative, civil and criminal courts, as well as before the European courts.

Gauthier advises on compliance with REACH and other EU chemical regulations, as well as with EU product regulations (including ELV, Batteries, WEEE and RoHS) and waste regulations. He also specialises in climate change, advising on change regulations (including EU ETS, CO2 emission rules for vehicles and other CO2 reductions mechanisms) and on energy transition.

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Office

Brussels

Tervurenlaan 268A avenue de Tervueren
Brussels
1150

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Qualifications

Professional

Stagiair, Belgium, 1994

Admitted as advocaat, Belgium, 1999

Exempt european lawyer, England and Wales, 2006

Academic

Law Degree, Universiteit Gent (RUG), 1992

Postgraduate, Business Law, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 1994

Published work

  • van Thuyne, G. (2022). To waste or not to waste? Raad van State stelt de grens tussen grondverzet en opslag van afvalstoffen op scherpt, Tijdschrift voor Milieurecht, vol. 5, p.545.
  • van Thuyne, G., Goossens, F. (2022). What are the main statutes and regulations relating to the environment? Getting the Deal Through, Lexology.
  • van Thuyne, G., Goossens, F. (2022). In brief: GHG emission regulation and allowances in European Union, Lexology.
  • van Thuyne, G., Goossens, F. (2022). Q&A: climate and environmental regulation in European Union, Lexicology.
  • van Thuyne, G., Goossens, F. (2022). At a glance: enforcement of environmental law in European Union, Lexicology.
  • van Thuyne, G., Pirard, A., Neven L. (2022). Public Procurement & Government Contracts 2022, Chambers and Partners.
  • van Thuyne, G., Goossens, F. (2022). Comments in: Brussels aims to flip burden of proof for some pollution lawsuits, Politico.
  • van Thuyne, G., Pissierssens, V. (2021). The High Stakes of Transparency and Equal Treatment in (Beglian) Public Contracts: the (Un)Certain Faith of Contracts Awarded Without Competition, European Procurement & Public Private Partnership Law Review, vol. 16/ 3, p. 240 – 245.
  • van Thuyne, G., Goossens, F., Neven, L. (2021). Q&A: climate and environmental regulation in European Union, Lexicology.
  • van Thuyne, G., Goossens, F., Neven, L. (2021). At a glance: enforcement of environmental law in European Union, Lexicology.
  • van Thuyne, G., Goossens, F., Neven, L. (2021). Renewable energy and carbon capture in European Union, Lexicology.
  • van Thuyne, G., Goossens, F., Neven, L. (2021). In brief: GHG emission regulation and allowances in European Union, Lexicology.
  • van Thuyne, G., Leroy, C. (2021). Le devoir de vigilance et de responsabilité des entreprises à la sauce belge, Tijdschrift voor Belgisch Handelsrecht, p. 551-610.
  • van Thuyne, G. (2013). REACH – Best Practice Guide to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, C.H. Beck, “Downstream users” (together with F. Goossens), p. 363-378, “Authorisations and restrictions” (together with F. Goossens), p. 443-470, “Legal Actions and Appeals” (together with E. Mullier), p. 471-494