Damien Verhoeven

Belgium

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Boulevard de l’Empereur 3 Keizerslaan
B-1000 Brussels
Belgium

Tel: +32 2 551 15 63
Fax: +32 2 551 16 00

Email: d.verhoeven@liedekerke.com
Web: www.liedekerke.com

Damien Verhoeven is Partner in the Regulatory Practice Group. He specialises in energy law (electricity, gas, renewables, oil, petrochemicals). Damien has extensive experience of the specific energy market regulations and also focuses on regulatory issues in the energy sector (project development, permits, litigation, M&A, contracts, etc.). In addition to energy, he is an expert in urban planning law and other administrative law matters.

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

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

The energy sector is one of the cornerstones of our economy, combining issues such as business, security of supply and sustainability. The liberalisation of electricity and gas markets, climate change, movement towards new energy sources are some of the challenges which are also reflected in the profound evolution of legal issues which confront players in the sector. Well-established operators, newcomers onto the Belgian market, wind farm developers, network managers, (large) industrial consumers, traders or regulators, are all confronted with constantly evolving regulations, sometimes uncertain or very technical, which is part of an ever broader legal landscape.

Legal practitioners in the energy sector must therefore have a real knowledge of the political and socio-economic challenges which characterise this operational environment, whilst excelling in the various pertinent legal disciplines.

Liedekerke has eminent specialists in the energy sector. Our long experience in advising various players and our extensive knowledge of the sector’s regulations, combined with our ease of assembling and coordinating pluridisciplinary teams within the firm, are the foundation of our reputation for excellence in this field.

Our clients are key players in the electricity, gas, oil, and renewable energies markets in the three regions of the country. We help them not only with energy law, but also with issues as diverse as tax, environment and planning, information technologies, privacy protection, real estate and corporate law. We act within the context of mergers and acquisitions, in litigation and we counsel our clients on an on-going basis.

In each case, legal excellence and knowledge of the sector allows us to supply pertinent and pragmatic solutions, which maximise the added value for our clients.

Founded in 1965 by lawyers committed to legal excellence, Liedekerke is recognized for its leadership and expertise.

As a client you can rely on flexible and multidisciplinary teams. Each of our practice areas is highly regarded, and our lawyers are recognized for their commitment to our clients’ interests. In cross border matters we assist you with our solid international service capability and our relationships with leading law firms across the world.

With over 130 lawyers, our goal is not to be the largest firm but to be the firm of choice for clients who require trusted advice and innovative and business-aware legal solutions. Although we excel in minimizing conflict, when litigation is unavoidable, we have a record of prevailing in court.