Nuclear

We are Stibbe Nuclear specialists

We apply our nuclear industry knowledge to suit the particular circumstances and needs of our clients, including universities, pharmaceutical companies, nuclear operators and nuclear authorities.

Nuclear

Drawing from our unique expertise in specific legislation and regulations, and key contacts within the industry, we are able to handle the most demanding and challenging nuclear matters for our clients.

The specialist knowledge present in our expert team is extensive. We regularly advise on contractual and regulatory matters in the nuclear sector including permitting of nuclear facilities, nuclear rent, test reactors, financing and transport of nuclear waste, emissions control, environmental impact assessment and public restructuring.

We differentiate from other law firms in that we have significant experience in assisting many authorities, including NIRAS and FANC, in all kinds of matters regarding the nuclear sector, including dealing with general administrative questions.

We have also advised on constitutional and EU aspects of changes to the phasing out legislation and on extending the lifetime of existing nuclear power plants both in Belgium and the Netherlands.


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