Maarten-Christiaens

Maarten Christiaens

Maarten Christiaens
Maarten Christiaens
  • Junior Associate Brussels
  • T. +32 2 533 53 52
  • E. maarten.christiaens@stibbe.com maarten.christiaens stibbe.com E-mail me
  • Languages: Dutch, English, French
  • Admitted to the Brussels Bar: 2019

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20.04.2020 EU law
Europese klimaatwet: op weg naar klimaatneutraliteit

Articles - Klimaatverandering staat hoog op de agenda van de Europese Commissie. Op 4 maart 2020 stelde de Commissie de Verordening van het Europees Parlement en de Raad tot vaststelling van een kader voor de totstandkoming van klimaatneutraliteit en tot wijziging van Verordening (EU) 2018/1999 (Europese klimaatwet) voor. De Europese klimaatwet is één van de tools om de doelstellingen van de Europese Green Deal te realiseren.

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14.02.2020 EU law
Does your everyday cleaning product qualify as a 'biocidal product' under European legislation?

Articles - On 19 December 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled on the concept of 'biocidal product', as defined in article 3 of Regulation 528/2012 on the making available on the market and use of biocidal products, in a case on a cleaning product primarily used "to ensure the absence of mould". According to the CJEU, the concept of ‘biocidal product’ is to be interpreted broadly, hereby also broadening the scope of application of Regulation 528/2012.

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24.12.2019 EU law
Climate change litigation: Dutch Supreme Court upholds Urgenda decision

Articles - On Friday 21 December 2019, the Dutch Supreme Court dismissed the appeal of the Dutch government in the Urgenda-case, hence upholding the order of the Court of Appeal of The Hague. The The Hague Court of Appeal ordered the Dutch State in 2018 (confirming the 2015 decision of the The Hague Court of first instance) to reduce Dutch greenhouse gas emissions by 25% compared to 1990, by the end of 2020. As other climate cases, such as the Belgian one, are in their final stages of proceedings, this decision sets an important precedent.

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11.09.2019 EU law
Legal trend: climate change litigation

Articles - Climate change cases can occur in many shapes and forms. One well-known example is the Urgenda case in which the The Hague Court condemned the Dutch government in 2015 for not taking adequate measures to combat the consequences of climate change. Three years later, the Court of Justice of The Hague  upheld this decision, and it is now pending before the Dutch Supreme Court. This case is expected to set a precedent for Belgium, i.a. Since both the Belgian climate case and the Urgenda case are in their final stages of proceedings, this blog provides you with an update on climate change litigation.

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