Environmental law and other administrative law

Environmental law

Environmental law is concerned with our environment and includes areas of law such as planning and zoning law, the protection of the environment and pollution control law. All projects and property developments sooner or later are faced with environmental law. It is essential for parties to be aware of this and to make timely provisions for permits and other licences that may be required. Issues that may have to be dealt with in this respect are: zoning plans, development decisions and exemptions, air quality, the protection of ecological values, environmental reporting, construction permits, demolition permits and listed building consents, as well as all sorts of other permits required for the construction of projects and the management of buildings.

We can advise and render assistance to both public authorities and market parties when it comes to preparing their spatial development plans and observing all the required procedures.

Other administrative law

In addition to rendering advice and providing procedural assistance in the field of general administrative law, we also focus on areas such as local government law (and the law relating to local authorities), public order, grants, privacy laws and enforcement.

Other areas of practice

Property

Real Estate law covers a wide field. It is concerned with the land and all that is constructed on and in it.

Real Estate law covers a wide field. It is concerned with the land and all that is constructed on and in it.

Renting and letting

Matters related to the renting and letting of real estate are among our greatest specializations. We render assistance to property investors, housing associations and other professional lessors and commercial lessees.

Matters related to the renting and letting of real estate are among our greatest specializations. We render assistance to property investors, housing associations and other professional lessors and commercial lessees.

Construction

The design and construction process is where the various parties involved have to work together, such as the commissioning authority, the architect, the consulting engineers, the contractor, sub-contractors, other contractors and suppliers.

The design and construction process is where the various parties involved have to work together, such as the commissioning authority, the architect, the consulting engineers, the contractor, sub-contractors, other contractors and suppliers.

Tendering

When government agencies (or similar institutions) wish to award a contract, this very soon means that multiple market parties must be given the opportunity to tender.

When government agencies (or similar institutions) wish to award a contract, this very soon means that multiple market parties must be given the opportunity to tender.

Project development

Project development includes the development and construction of real estate projects, such as housing locations, offices, business premises and shopping centres, both new and forming part of urban renewal schemes.

Project development includes the development and construction of real estate projects, such as housing locations, offices, business premises and shopping centres, both new and forming part of urban renewal schemes.

Procedural law and arbitration

Procurement law is likewise essential in matters relating to property development, especially to the public authorities. Tendering procedures as a rule give rise to a great number of practical questions which are increasingly resolved through legal proceedings.

Procurement law is likewise essential in matters relating to property development, especially to the public authorities. Tendering procedures as a rule give rise to a great number of practical questions which are increasingly resolved through legal proceedings.

Government liability

Public authorities may be held liable for damage resulting from its acts (and of late appear to be held liable increasingly readily in case of damage or harm).

Public authorities may be held liable for damage resulting from its acts (and of late appear to be held liable increasingly readily in case of damage or harm).

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