Administrative and Constitutional Litigation
Contract law and public procurement
VDE LEGAL has acquired recognized expertise in contract law and public procurement. Our lawyers assist public authorities and economic operators on a daily basis as part of the formalization and monitoring of their contractual relations.
Public law, administrative law and legislative drafting
VDE LEGAL has recognized expertise in public law and administrative law.
VDE LEGAL appears very regularly before the Constitutional Court and the administrative courts (Council of State (Conseil d'Etat), Council for Permit Disputes (Raad voor vergunningsbetwistingen),...), as well as before non-judicial administrative bodies, in numerous branches of law.
Planning and Environment
Real estate law
VDE LEGAL has acquired recognized expertise in real estate matters, including in relation to all the legal issues connected with this economic sector.
The multidisciplinary team of lawyers at VDE LEGAL is able to assist clients with all types of real estate transactions, in the three regions.
VDE LEGAL is committed to working closely with our clients’ technical and financial advisors.
VDE LEGAL also assists numerous public authorities and is familiar with the specific rules that apply to their real estate transactions.
VDE LEGAL has acquired recognized expertise in sports law. Our lawyers regularly assist public authorities, sports federations and clubs, players’ agents, professional and amateur athletes, with legal advice or litigation related to sports law.
Some of our associate lawyers sit on various sports arbitration bodies, including the Inter-disciplinary Doping Commission (CIDD - Commission Interfédérale Disciplinaire en matière de Dopage) and the Belgian Court of Arbitration for Sport.
European civil service
The law of the European Civil Service is a really specific type of law that applies to persons appointed as officials on the terms laid down by the regulations for officials permanently employed by one of the institutions of the European Union under a written act of the authority vested with the power of appointment of the institution concerned. It also applies to persons appointed by European Union bodies to which the Staff Regulations apply by virtue of the instruments establishing them.
Our firm advises hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and individuals in the fields of medical law, hospital law, medical liability and pharmaceutical law.
We also assist hospitals with operational and financial management
We provide our clients with advice on restrictive practices of competition, abuse of dominant position, mergers and joint ventures, state aid and other issues of European law. We also undertake proceedings before the European Commission, the Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance of the European Communities, as well as before the Belgian competition authorities.