MR. B.A.S. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ), attorney at law, works across The Netherlands on behalf of large local authorities and large groups (public or private developers, investors, builders, retailers, etc.).
A certificate of conduct (VOG) is a document by which the Dutch State Secretary for Justice and Security declares that the applicant did not commit any criminal offences that are relevant to the performance of his or her duties.
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.
MR. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ) acts on behalf of government/public authorities, public and private companies and private individuals that suffer losses due to the actions of a public body and want to recover these losses from the government.
MR. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ), attorney at law, handles all aspects of constitutional law and human rights. There are many constitutional and human rights law questions he handles in the area of public law such as the structure and organisation of government, division of powers and the position of the judiciary.
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.
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.
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.
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.).
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.