Environmental Law

The Flemish authorities pay a lot of attention to the environmental aspects, which can also impact companies. The Soil Decree is well known and often imposes obligations for conducting studies on soil or groundwater pollution. Sometimes companies are obliged to cleanse the soil. In addition, they must ensure that their environmental permit still properly covers the company’s actual activities. The rules governing this (including the so-called VLAREM (the Flemish environmental permit regulation), and VLAREBO (the Flemish soil remediation regulation)) are not always simple. We assist you, both in the advisory phase and in disputes relating to this legislation.