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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

landfill site

Publications: 08 JANUARY 2021

New EU rules on transboundary plastic waste shipments

As part of the EU Green Deal’s Circular Economy Action Plan and Plastics Strategy, new rules on the export, import and intra-EU shipment of plastic waste under the Waste Shipment Regulation…

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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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Allen Overy publishes eighth edition of The Business and Human Rights Review

Publications: 10 DECEMBER 2020

Allen & Overy publishes eighth edition of The Business and Human Rights Review

Allen & Overy’s Human Rights Working Group is pleased to announce the publication of the eighth edition of The Business and Human Rights Review.

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close up of lab petri dishes

Publications: 09 DECEMBER 2020

The European Commission’s Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability – Towards a Toxic-Free Environment

The European Commission published its new EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability – Towards a Toxic-Free Environment on 14 October 2020.

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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