In Belgium, no fewer than four market regulators (one federal, three regional) issue new rules on market access, consumer rights, tariffs, and technical requirements. They also issue a significant number of guidelines and interpretations, adding to the complexity of the regulatory framework. Finally, transport and distribution of energy is controlled by government-run agencies and companies.
It is therefore important both for market parties and governmental agencies and companies to be able to secure up-to-date legal advice on the ever changing legal framework, as well as solid legal assistance whenever this legislation is brought before the courts (e.g. the Constitutional Court in the case of legal review or the civil courts in case of disputes over tariffs or green certificates).