Guan Schaiko

Guan Schaiko

Guan Schaiko focuses on zoning, planning, and environmental law. He assists and advises public authorities, property developers, and private individuals on the regulatory aspects of project development, land use initiatives, and nature conservation.

Guan specialises in nature and biodiversity law and nuclear energy law. He has a particular interest in national and international human rights protection. In addition, he has gained work experience from the diplomatic world: firstly from the Belgian Permanent Mission in Geneva, and subsequently from the Belgium’s Federal Public Service for Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade, and Development Cooperation.

He holds a master’s degree in law from the Catholic University of Leuven (2009) and a European master’s degree in human rights and democratisation from the European Inter-University Center in Venice and Seville (2010). Furthermore, he was a teaching assistant at the public law department of the Catholic University of Leuven from 2010 until 2014.

Guan is the author of several publications on the national and international protection of human rights and on public law. He is also a core member of the editorial staff for the law journal Milieu- en Energierecht (MER), which focuses on environmental law and energy law.

Guan joined the Brussels office of Stibbe in 2011.

  • Languages: Dutch, French, English, Spanish, Kurdish
  • Admitted to the Brussels Bar: 2011

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Articles - Bij arrest van 25 juni 2019 (C-723/17) deed het Hof van Justitie uitspraak over enkele prejudiciële vragen, voorgelegd door de Nederlandstalige rechtbank van eerste aanleg Brussel, over de toepassing van de Europese Luchtkwaliteitsrichtlijn (2008/50/EG). Het Hof kent in zijn arrest de nationale rechter een belangrijke taak toe bij de correcte implementatie en afdwinging van de Luchtkwaliteitsrichtlijn. 

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30.04.2019 EU law
Climate goals and energy targets: legal perspectives

Seminar - On Tuesday April 30th, Stibbe organizes a seminar on climate goals and energy targets. Climate change has incited different international and supranational institutions to issue climate goals and renewable energy targets. Both the UN and the EU have led this movement with various legal instruments.

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Articles - De Codextrein is niet onbesproken. Reeds een aantal van de bepalingen die werden ingevoerd door de Codextrein stuitten op een ferme "njet" van het Grondwettelijk Hof. Het nieuw ingevoegde artikel 5.7.1. VCRO blijkt hetzelfde lot beschoren te zijn. Deze bepaling strekte ertoe komaf te maken met de zeer strenge (te strenge?) rechtspraak van de Raad voor Vergunningsbetwistingen en de Raad van State inzake landschappelijk waardevol agrarisch gebied (LWAG). Benieuwd naar de draagwijdte van deze bepaling en het vernietigingsarrest? Met deze blog bent u weer helemaal mee.

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Brexit and chemical substances

Articles - The recent Brexit negotiations and votes by the British Parliament increase the risk of a hard Brexit, or at least a Brexit following which the UK would leave the EEA. In such case, chemical substances registered in the UK will no longer be legally registered under REACH, and import and export of hazardous chemicals will require prior approval. This blogpost elaborates on a few of the consequences for businesses.

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