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General Administrative Law

General administrative law regulates the actions of government. It contains substantive rules and rules on procedures. This makes clear which principles of good governance administrative bodies must adhere to. It provides rules for administrative law enforcement. In addition, general administrative law concerns the way in which objections to decisions can be made or appeals can be lodged. The granting of subsidies is also a subject of this area of law. The central law is the General Administrative Law Act (Awb), but other laws and regulations, such as the Government Information (Public Access) Act or provincial subsidy regulations, are also relevant.

General Administrative Law

General Administrative Law Act (Algemene wet bestuursrecht)
Government Information (Public Access) Act (Wet openbaarheid van bestuur)
Public Administration (Probity Screening) Act (Wet Bibob)
Administrative procedural law (objections and appeal)
Provincial and municipal regulations and decrees
General principles of good governance


Administrative enforcement
Warnings and preliminary notifications
Administrative fines


General municipal by-laws
Environmental permits
Alcohol / liquor licensing (Drank- en horecawetvergunning)
Operating permits
Betting and Gaming Act (Wet op de kansspelen)
Event permits

Subsidy regulations

Subsidy decisions
Subsidy applications
Subsidy refusals

Due diligence investigations

Due Diligence support with respect to environmental law, planning law, nature conservation law and general administrative law aspects of M&A and real estate transactions and financing.

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‘They know their way around the law but are always good in thinking out of the box if required and possible.‘

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Chambers, 2022