Stibbe represents the Flemish Region

BE Law

Stibbe assisted the Flemish Region in an EU litigation by defending its interests based on Article 258 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU, previously Article 226 TEC).

The Commission summoned Belgium to appear before the European Court of Justice for non-compliance with the obligations of Council Directive 91/271/EEC of 21 May 1991 concerning urban waste-water treatment for the areas with a population equivalent to over 10,000. Stibbe managed to persuade the Commission to drop all charges against the Flemish Region.