Dit jaar luidt de commentaar als volgt: 'At Publius, half of the firm's environmental work comes from public authorities (federal, regional and local government), with the remainder of mandates being generated by Belgian and international companies. Equally strong in contentious and non-contentious matters, the team's varied portfolio of work covers environmental and building permits, environmental liability, enforcement, soil pollution and climate change. Senior partner Dirk Van Heuven and associate Roel Meeus are assisting Samsonite with obtaining the environmental permits required for the construction of a new European distribution centre. Also notable is that, in 2018, Steve Ronse and newly promoted partner Meindert Gees represented the Flemish government at the Council of State in an application for annulment lodged by several environmental organisations over the client's decision to allow transport company Essers to expand its premises at the Genk-Noord business park. Associate Merlijn De Rechter has specialist expertise in retail regulation and social economic permits. Günther L’heureux is the head of the department in Brussels. Jan Beleyn and Sofie Logie are other key figures.
Enkele klanten getuigen:
‘I mainly work with Günther L’heureux and Roel Meeus. They are very practical, pragmatic and solution-driven. They always respect deadlines and are ready to work with urgency when needed.‘
‘Steve Ronse has a lot of experience in the field of environmental law and procedures. He knows the ins and outs both from a legal and tactical/political point of view. This makes him the ideal man to handle your case.‘
‘We all work closely together, as if we are part of the same team. The lawyers are very responsive and provide clear and to the point clarifications and advice.‘
‘Jan Beleyn is very responsive and able to give a very clear explanation of highly technical matters. Merlijn De Rechter is an expert in soil pollution.‘
‘We work with Roel Meeus and Günther L’heureux; they give feedback in due time, with a no-nonsense style.‘