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General Administrative Law

General administrative law concerns the rules laid down in the General Administrative Law Act (Awb). Administrative law comprises the substantive and formal legal rules that regulate the government’s conduct in a general sense. Examples are the rules related to decision-making, subsidy grants, enforcement, damages and licensing / consenting.

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

“Decisions, granting subsidies, enforcement, damages, licensing”


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.

See also:
Environmental Law and Planning Law
Nature Conservation Law