Emmanuel van Nuffel d'Heynsbroeck

Member of the Brussels Bar in 1995, Emmanuel van Nuffel d’Heynsbroeck graduated from the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL).

He served as expert to the Council of Europe on Human Rights from 1995 to 2001 when the countries of Central Europe were in the process of ratifying the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. He is a visiting lecturer at the Architectural Unit of the École polytechnique de Louvain (UCL).

Emmanuel van Nuffel d’Heynsbroeck joined Dal & Veldekens in November 2012, and heads its public and administrative law team.

He has published many articles in the area of public and administrative law, particularly on the law of contracts and public procurement and in human rights, competition law and legal ethics. He speaks at colloquia and seminars, universities and professional bodies, and provides training in the law of contracts and public procurement.



Public and administrative law, Public property, Local authority tax, Fundamental rights



  • « L'interdiction de déposer plus d'une offre pour l'attribution d'un marché public n'est pas applicable à l'entreprise qui participe à la procédure à des niveaux d'engagement différents», note sous C.E., 31 janvier 2013, s.p.r.l. Wave, n° 222.340. Marchés et Contrats Publics – Overheidsopdrachten en – Overeenkomsten, 2013/2, p. 173 à 179.
  • "Article by article commentary on the rules on public procurement", S. Van Garsse (ed.), Politeia, 2012 (commentary on Articles 1, 5, 12, 13, 14, 15, 23, 24 and 25 of the law of 15 June 2006).
  • "Article by article commentary on the legislation on government contracts. Law of 15 June 2006", S. Van Garsse (ed.), Politeia, 2012 (commentary on Articles 12, 13, 14 and 15 of the law of 15 June 2006).
  • Bibliography by Ph. Flamme, M.-A. Flamme and Cl. Dardenne, "European and Belgian government contracts – The irresistible Europeanisation of the law of government contracts", 2nd ed., ed. Ph. Flamme, Journal des Tribunaux, 2011, p. 274 et 275".
  • "The obligation to put substantial amendments to government contracts out to tender", Conseil d’État note, 10 November 2011, s.a. Clear Channel Belgium, no. 216.254, Journal des Tribunaux, 2012, pp. 39-41.
  • "Substantial amendments to contracts in the course of performance and rights of recourse. Do those who have not submitted bids have the right to dispute that the adjudicating authority awarded the contract to the highest bidder? Are you sure?", Conseil d’État note, 24 March 2011, v.z.w. Koninklijke Wieldrijdersclub Merksem, no. 212.215, L’Entreprise et le Droit, 2011, pp. 307-313.
  • "Unfair competition and government contracts: can competition law be absorbed by the law of government contract – or do they merely co-mingle?", L’Entreprise et le Droit, 2011, pp. 225-237.
  • «De la déontologie de l'avocat, je prends l'indépendance», dansPourquoi Antigone? Liber amicorum Edouard Jakhian, Bruylant, Bruxelles, 2010, p. 529 à 540.