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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

aerial image of dense forest

Publications: 02 APRIL 2021

The people’s climate case declared inadmissible: not all climate litigation roads lead to Rome

In the past years (and months), there has been a growing wave of climate change litigation cases, and the cases where plaintiffs have (successfully) invoked fundamental rights are increasing. In our…

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EU Court confirms full procedural guarantees for all

Publications: 30 MARCH 2021

EU Court confirms full procedural guarantees for all

To be forewarned is to be forearmed: public procurement procedures and remedies - judgement of the CJEU in CASE C-771/19 NAMA AND OTHERS V ARCHI EXETASIS

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City, sun

Publications: 23 MARCH 2021

Updated Equator Principles: What You Should Know About Version 4

Updated Equator Principles with stronger standards and a broader scope came into effect in October 2020. Human rights, climate change, biodiversity and indigenous peoples are among the topics…

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aerial view of stairwell

Publications: 11 FEBRUARY 2021

Public procurement – to be or not to be: what constitutes a body governed by public law under Directive 2014/24?

This e-Alert summarizes a recent judgment of the European Court of Justice regarding the scope of public procurement legislation, in particular concerning the notion of “bodies governed by public law”…

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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