Administrative Law | Related Expertises

The Public Administration Probity Screening Act

The Dutch Public Administration Probity Screening Act (BIBOB Act) is intended to prevent the government from becoming directly or indirectly involved in criminal activities. If you apply for a licence or a subsidy in the Netherlands or if you bid for a government contract, government bodies may investigate you or your company’s background. This screening is based on the Public Administration Probity Screening Act, also known as BIBOB act.

Read More

Public Private Partnership

Sometimes the private sector works in coordination with the public sector. By partnering with the private sector through arrangements which leverage governmental assets and resources, opportunities are provided for the privates sector to participate in the financing, development, ownership and operation of a public facility or service. For example, a public/private partnership could be an arrangement whereby third party or contractor develops and operates a system which is beneficial to a government agency and others and charges the cost of the service to users.

Read More

Organization and involvement of public bodies

Conversely, MR. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ) also advises public and semi-public operators, companies, throughout The Netherlands and abroad, in all areas of public law. MR. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ) assists clients, from the development of their strategy to the day-to-day management of their activities, in the following fields: organization and management of public bodies, choice of contractual arrangements, launch of consultation procedures, negotiation and monitoring of contracts, management of public services, economic interventionism, digital and energy transition, out-of-court settlement and litigation before national and supra-national authorities.

Read More

Civil Servants

Civil servants law applies to our clients in the public sector such as central and local authorities, schools and public companies. Attorney VAN LEEUWEN’s expertise covers all aspects of civil servants law from drafting of legislation on the statute of civil servants, to the transfer and mobility of contractual and statutory staff/civil servants.

Read More

Public Litigation

MR. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ), attorney at law, is involved throughout The Netherlands in all types of public litigation before administrative and financial courts (public procurement contract disputes, administrative liability, state aid cases, disputes with civil servants, etc.).

Read More

Administrative Enforcement

Enforcement is focussed on promoting compliance with legal rules or to prevent (further) breaches of these rules. If someone does not fulfil the administrative law regulations then the public body can use various enforcement tools. An interested party can also submit an application for enforcement to the public body. The public body can decide following this application to proceed with enforcement. There are several enforcement tools for this which a public body, such as the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, can use; an order for administrative coercion, order subject to a penalty and administrative penalty.

Read More