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Dominique DEVOS
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Dominique Devos is part of the Real Estate and Regulatory Practice Group. He advises clients regarding Administrative Law, Public Law and Environmental Law and he is also an expert in the regulation regarding soil contamination. Dominique was several years head of the legal department of the Flemish Waste Authority (OVAM). This experience has given Dominique an excellent knowledge of waste management, soil remediation, and contaminated land. Dominique is recognised as one of the key persons behind brownfield development in Flanders.

He has an all-round experience in all aspects of environmental law and focuses on soil remediation files. He also advises on several other fields of law such as regulations that deal with REACH, RoHS, and product liability. Dominique has a particular expertise in food and feed, such as food labelling, packaging, health claims, recalls and regulatory compliance.

Dominique holds a Master degree in Law from Ghent University (UGent 1991) and an additional degree from the Fiscale Hogeschool, EHSAL Brussel in 1992.

Dominique joined Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick as a Partner in 2014.

RECENT MATTERS

  • Advice on the procedure required for contaminated soil in the context of a real estate sale
  • Assistance in a procedure to recover money as a result of soil remediation (incl. the problem with the prescribed period of limitation)
  • Advice on the possibilities to limit liability in a case concerning product liability
  • Advice on the mandatory mention of information on food labelling

MARKET RECOGNITION

  • Dominique Devos is ranked as “Leading individual” in the area of environment  . “Dominique Devos has broad environmental law experience and he also understands the practical issues very well. He asks the necessary questions in order to gather all the relevant information and understand the scope of the problem. The advice that is given is very well drafted, clear and comprehensive”. – Legal 500, 2020
  • Clients praise him for being "very hands-on," adding that "he is very informal and very knowledgeable, giving everyone straightforward advice." – Chambers Europe,2020
  • Dominique Devos is ranked as Leading Individual in the area of Environment – Legal 500, 2019
  • Dominique Devos is ranked in Band 2 in the area of Environment – Chambers Europe, 2018
  • Dominique Devos is ranked in Band 2 for Environment and is described as "a very experienced and pragmatic specialist" who is able to "understand very well the operational implications for companies and combine them with the matter's legal requirements and risks." – Chambers Europe, 2017

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Member of the editorial office of the following magazines:

  • Lokale en Regionale Belastingen
  • Milieu- en Energierecht
  • Food, Science & Law
  • Nieuw Notarieel Kwartaalschrift

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