New York — September 23, 2008 — Hunton & Williams LLP announces the release of Administrative Law of the European Union: Rulemaking by internationally known environmental lawyers Prof. Lucas Bergkamp and Turner T. Smith Jr. These Hunton & Williams lawyers co-authored this important book with Prof. Peter Strauss, Betts Professor of Law, Columbia Law School. The book is the result of a project on the administrative law of the European Union conducted by the American Bar Association (Chief Reporter: Prof. George Bermann, Professor of Law, Columbia Law School). Five aspects of EU government and law are covered in individually bound volumes: oversight; transparency (including data protection); judicial process (including judicial review of administrative actions); norm creation (i.e., legislation and rulemaking); and administrative adjudication.

Administrative Law of the European Union: Rulemaking discusses the administrative law process involving the creation of norms and implementing measures by the European Union. It discusses procedures and requirements in respect of public consultation and regulatory impact assessment. A practical resource on regulatory law intended for use by private practitioners, government lawyers, and academic lawyers in the United States, the publication covers the process by which legislative proposals are developed, the creation of implementing measures, and guidance and other forms of soft law.

Lucas Bergkamp is a partner in the Brussels office Hunton & Williams and heads the firm's European environmental and regulatory practice. Professor Bergkamp, a medical doctor and lawyer, has been involved with, and represented clients in, many legislative and regulatory procedures at the European Union. He writes and speaks frequently on a wide range of administrative law and liability issues. Turner Smith is senior counsel to Hunton & Williams, where he was head of the international environmental practice and former resident managing partner of the Brussels office. A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, he has written and lectured on European and American environmental law, administrative law, and regulatory reform; and has taught international environmental law.

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