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Gauthier van Thuyne

Partner

Brussels

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Gauthier van Thuyne

Partner

Brussels

Gauthier heads the Belgian Environmental and Public Law department, and is member of Allen & Overy’s International Environment, Climate and Regulatory Law Group steering committee, and the Global Public Law core group steering committee. He also heads the Belgian sustainability team, and is a member of Allen & Overy's global sustainability board.

Gauthier advises companies on planning and environmental law - with a particular focus on permits for industry and manufacturing, real estate and energy projects. He specialises in climate change and European Green Deal regulations (including EU ETS, voluntary carbon markets, renewables, disclosures, reporting, policies, climate and greenwashing litigation), ESG and sustainability (with extensive experience in business and human rights and supply chain issues), and on energy transition projects and technologies.

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 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, contaminated land, hazardous substances and environmental compliance issues.

Gauthier has a deep 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.

Experience highlights

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Publications: 08 February 2024

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Publications: 29 November 2023

Podcast: Key issues to watch at COP 28

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ISSB Sustainability Disclosure Standards – challenges in global regulatory implementation and market adoption

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EU carbon border adjustment mechanism – the transitional phase has begun: Are you ready?

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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

Registered Foreign Lawyer, England and Wales, 2021

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