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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

News: 28 JULY 2021

Allen & Overy sur le financement PIK dans le cadre de l’acquisition du groupe Lagarrigue par Naxicap Partners

Allen & Overy Paris a conseillé CIC Private Debt sur le financement PIK dans le cadre de l’acquisition par Naxicap Partners auprès d’Ardian Expansion d’une participation majoritaire dans le groupe…

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News: 23 JULY 2021

Une croissance exceptionnelle de la valeur des opérations de fusions-acquisitions au premier semestre 2021

La période particulière qu’a constitué la première moitié de 2020 explique en partie la forte augmentation de 131 % en valeur des transactions M&A dans le monde, observée en comparaison depuis le…

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News: 14 JULY 2021

Allen & Overy conseille Epopée Gestion sur la structuration du fonds Epopée Immo Rendement I

Allen & Overy a conseillé la structure d’investissement Epopée Gestion dans le cadre de la structuration de son premier fonds immobilier « Epopée Immo Rendement I », dédié au financement…

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News: 05 JULY 2021

Allen & Overy sur le rachat par Altarea de 60% du capital de Primonial

Allen & Overy Paris a conseillé Altarea, premier développeur immobilier de France, dans le cadre de son entrée en négociations exclusives avec les actionnaires (Bridgepoint, Latour Capital, Société…

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Bureau

Brussels

Allen & Overy (Belgium) LLP
Tervurenlaan 268A avenue de Tervueren
Brussels
1150

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Qualifications

Professionnelles

Stagiair, Belgium, 1994

Admitted as advocaat, Belgium, 1999

Exempt european lawyer, England and Wales, 2006

Académiques

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