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    • Jan Endler - Linklaters
    • Michael Schäfer - Chatham Partners LLP
    • Christian Scherer-Leydecker - CMS

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CMS regularly acts for regional public authorities but also counts investors and financial institutions among its clients. It assisted the state of Schleswig-Holstein in a university clinic renovation project and acted for the city of Frankfurt am Main in construction-related public procurement matters. Hermann Müller and Christian Scherer-Leydecker are recommended.

White & Case LLP’s ‘pragmatic and experienced’ team often advises financial institutions on transport infrastructure financings but also acts for public authorities, most recently advising the state of Baden-Württemberg on financing issues related to its Stuttgart 21 project. Henning Berger, Norbert Wimmer and Florian Degenhardt are recommended.

Set up in May 2016, boutique firm Chatham Partners LLP focuses on the infrastructure, energy and real estate sectors and is led by ‘brilliant’ former Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner Michael Schäfer and Angar Porthun, who previously ran his own practice. The team advised a consortium of bidders on public procurement for the A6 motorway extension project. Another longstanding Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner, Nicholas Bliss, joined as of counsel in February 2017.

The ‘extremely competent’ Dieter Neumann heads Greenberg Traurig LLP’s ‘service-oriented’ team, which has a particular focus on transport infrastructure projects. It advised the Federal Ministry for Traffic and Digital Infrastructure on setting up a pan-European electronic toll service.

Linklaters has in-depth experience of motorway extension projects, primarily for bidders. It advised VINCI Concessions and Meridiam Infrastructure on a Slovak motorway project. Infrastructure expert Jan Endler is recommended along with financing specialist Julian Zaich.

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH has specialist expertise in building construction PPPs and recently assisted the state of Hesse in the public procurement of a new police headquarters. Practice head Henner-Matthias Puppel is recommended.

Norton Rose Fulbright has acted on a number of next generation motorway extension projects and regularly acts for the Federal Ministry for Traffic and Digital Infrastructure, most recently in the €550m A94 motorway project. Dirk Trautmann is the name to note.

Beiten Burkhardt advised the Federal Ministry for Traffic and Digital Infrastructure on a contract between the Federal Republic of Germany and Denmark regarding the construction and operation of the Fehmarnbelt tunnel crossing. Hans Georg Neumeier is recommended.

DLA Piper has the ability to put together large, multidisciplinary teams. It advised an international bidding consortium on public procurement proceedings and the financing of the €1.1bn A94 motorway extension and maintenance. Frank Roth and Wolfram Distler are the key figures.

Hengeler Mueller fields transport infrastructure experts Wolfgang Spoerr, Jan Bonhage and Dirk Uwer. The team continues to advise Deutsche Telekom on toll systems contracts between Toll Collect and the government.

Hogan Lovells International LLP is recommended for ‘complex contracts matters with highly technical requirements’. The team has distinct motorway extension expertise and regularly acts for the financing banks in PPP projects. Christian Knütel is recommended along with the ‘very experienced and competent’ Tobias Faber.

K&L Gates LLP has regional rail and public transport sector experience. It continues to advise a bidding consortium on the A7 public procurement process. Frank Thomas, Annette Mutschler-Siebert and Rüdiger von Hülst are recommended.

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