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Permits and Authorisations

We regularly advise companies and public entities in a number of jurisdictions on a variety of issues related to the permitting, licensing and authorising of business operations.

Our particular areas of expertise include:

  • advising on complex permit procedures relating to the planning, construction and operation of infrastructures in transport (road, rail and air), energy, mining, telecommunications, and industrial sectors
  • providing advice on permit and notification requirements under European and national law regarding foreign trade and export control
  • representing our clients in negotiations with public bodies and in administrative or court proceedings

News & insights

aerial shot of motorway

Publications: 19 JANUARY 2021

Public Procurement - The European Court of Justice provides guidance on “self-cleaning” measures in its judgment

In its judgment of 14 January 2021 the European Court of Justice provides guidance on “self-cleaning measures”.  The “self-cleaning” measures were introduced in the 2014 Directives on public…

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hydrogen strategy

Publications: 19 JANUARY 2021

Hydrogen Strategy – German Parliament passes law on material exemption from electricity surcharges

On 10 June of 2020, the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy released its National Hydrogen Strategy (Nationale Wasserstoffstrategie)  (German Hydrogen Strategy) as a part of the Covid-19…

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Golden powers update in italy

Publications: 18 JANUARY 2021

Golden powers: updates in Italy

Important news on the application of the foreign direct investment legislation (“golden powers”) in Italy

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Publications: 04 JANUARY 2021

Looking ahead: What can 2021 bring for screening foreign direct investments in Belgium?

Belgium has not yet adopted a formal FDI screening mechanism to implement the EU FDI Regulation, but the debate on how to protect certain critical industries remains very relevant, as becomes clear…

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