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Damien VERHOEVEN
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Damien Verhoeven is Partner in the Regulatory Department and heads Liedekerke's energy practice. He specialises in energy law (electricity, gas, oil; incl. renewables, industrial gasses and petrochemicals) at all market levels.

Damien has broad experience in energy regulation (incl. European, Belgian, Flemish and Walloon energy law) and in other legal matters applied to the energy sector (project development, permits, litigation, M&A, contracts, taxation and support schemes, etc.).

Damien has a law degree from the University of Louvain (UCL 2000). He is the author of various publications in energy law.

He joined Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick in 2000 and became a Partner in 2013.

Recent Matters

  • Assisting a power producer in a 50 million € tax reimbursement claim for breach of the European directive on the taxation of energy products.
  • Legal compliance check and drafting a vendor due diligence report for the acquistion of a power and gas supplier.
  • Opinion to an offshore stakeholder re: the legality of a measure decreasing the support to offshore wind farms.

RECENT CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS

Bijdrage bij de voorstelling van Jaarboek Energierecht 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 (KULeuven – Instituut voor Milieu en Energierecht, Leuven, mei 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017)

“Closed Distribution Systems in Wallonia”, UWE – Febeliec, Namur, 2015

Market Recognition

  • Damien Verhoeven is ranked in Band 1 (Energy) and is praised by clients, saying “He is by far the best expert in his field in Belgium. His knowledge is amazing and he knows everything about the industry.” – Chambers Europe, 2019.
  • Damien Verhoeven is ranked as Leading Individual in the Industry Focus Energy (Tier 1). – Legal 500, 2019.
  • Damien Verhoeven is ranked as Expert – Who’s Who Legal Energy, 2019
  • Damien Verhoeven is ranked in Band 1 (Energy). “Damien Verhoeven remains an established figure in the Belgian energy market, who is valued by clients for his availability, pragmatism and specialist knowledge of the sector. Verhoeven advises significant energy clients on M&A transactions, regulatory issues and dispute resolution proceedings.” – Chambers Europe, 2018.
  • Damien Verhoeven is praised for “his ability to combine knowledge of energy law and administrative law." - Chambers Europe, 2017.

Professional MembershipS

  • Energy Law Group

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