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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 advises companies on planning and environmental law, 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.

Gauthier is also active in advising on business practices and human rights, especially on the links between environmental and human rights as part of company policies to comply with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

News & insights

Shattered ice

Publications: 06 JULY 2021

Strategy for Financing the Transition to a Sustainable Economy published

The European Commission published its long-awaited Strategy for Financing the Transition to a Sustainable Economy (the Strategy) today.

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Aerial view of ripples on a bed of water

Publications: 28 JUNE 2021

Navigating a greener world: Sustainability reporting obligations, directors’ duties and an action plan

“Sustainability is our business”, is a phrase that many companies insert into their sustainability reports, reflecting the increasing trend for companies to showcase their sustainability…

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Biodiversity; ecosystem protection; CBD COP15; COP26

Blog Post: 18 JUNE 2021

Countdown to COP and Beyond blog launches

Climate change, biodiversity loss and environmental degradation are becoming critical issues across the globe.  

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Public procurement case law: false statements provided by relied upon third parties third parties should not lead to automatic exclusion

Publications: 15 JUNE 2021

Public procurement case law: false statements provided by relied upon third parties should not lead to automatic exclusion

The EU Directive of 26 February 2014 on public procurement (the Public Procurement Directive) allows for tenders to rely on the capacity of a third party to meet the selection criteria. 

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Office

Brussels

Allen & Overy (Belgium) LLP
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, "Individuele afwijkingen van milieuvoorwaarden onder Vlarem II", noot onder Raad van State nr. 65694, 27 maart 1997, Tijdschrift voor Milieurecht, 1997, p 278-285
  • Van Thuyne. G, "Vergunningen voor parallelle invoer van gewasbeschermingsmidddelen", Milieu en Bedrijf, 1999/13, 1-3
  • Van Thuyne. G, "Europees Hof preciseert omvang van verplichting tot milieueffectrapportage", noot onder arrest van 16 september 1999 in de zaak C-435/97, Milieu en Bedrijf, 2000/5, 5-6
  • Van Thuyne. G, "De invulling van het begrip afval na het Europese ARCO-Arrest", Milieu en bedrijf, 2000/23, 1-6
  • Van Thuyne. G, "Environmental issues", in Dejonghe, W. and Van de Voorde, W., M&A in Belgium, Kluwer Law International, Den Haag, 2001, 191-211
  • Van Thuyne. G, De draagwijdte van het begrip 'afvalstof' na het ARCO/EPON-arrest voor de Vlaamse en de Nederlandse rechtspraktijk', Tijdschrift voor Europees en Economisch recht, 2001, 290-301
  • The International Comparative Legal Guide to Environmnent & Climate Change Law in Belgium – 2014 Edition