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Index of tables

  1. Public sector: Public procurement
  2. Public sector: state aid
  3. Leading individuals
  4. Next generation lawyers

Leading individuals

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    • Arnold Boesen - Boesen Rechtsanwälte
    • Jan Byok - Bird & Bird
    • Jan Endler - Linklaters
    • Marc Gabriel - Baker McKenzie
    • Heike Glahs - Redeker Sellner Dahs
    • Heiko Höfler - Bird & Bird
    • Ute Jasper - Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
    • Wolfram Krohn - Dentons
    • Hans-Peter Kulartz - Kapellmann und Partner
    • Ralf Leinemann - Leinemann & Partner
    • Malte Müller-Wrede - Müller-Wrede & Partner Rechtsanwälte
    • Andreas Neun - Gleiss Lutz
    • Olaf Otting - Allen & Overy LLP
    • Matthias Ulshöfer - Oppenländer Rechtsanwälte

Next generation lawyers

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Bird & Bird’s public procurement practice operates in a variety of industries. Port sector work includes Jan Byok’s advice to a public law institution on an idea competition and the planning of the subsequent Europe-wide award and approval of pioneering space development concepts for port areas. A highlight for IT lawyer Guido Bormann was advising a software provider on the procurement of licences and software products for the entire federal administration. Byok also assists a container terminal and logistics group with placing orders in a publicly funded research and development project to automate container operations with straddle carriers. Alexander Csaki mainly acts for health insurance companies; for example, he advised a public health insurance company concerning the admissibility of open house models as set forth in a European Court of Justice ruling.

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek is a ‘competent and reliable partner in all services pertaining to procurement matters’ providing ‘short processing times and an impressive knowledge even without prior consultation of general comments’. ‘Strongly focused on time and goals’, the group works ‘very accurately and designs extensive documents, which are technically sound and describe all legal possibilities exactly’. Frequently recommended is Ute Jasper, an ‘unbeaten star in procurement matters’, who ‘develops creative and at the same time legally sound solutions in difficult procedures and is also able to immediately respond to exotic legal questions’. For many years, she has been advising various ministries (including the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Transport) and transport associations on the development and implementation of annual billion-dollar vehicle financing models in public network traffic and the related procurement of services and vehicles. Another large project is the "Innovation City" concept, the energy rehabilitation of 20 districts in the Ruhr area; the project’s management company retained the group for state aid, procurement, subsidy and contractual matters. Laurence Westen, who made salaried partner in Düsseldorf at the beginning of 2017, is also recommended. Other names to note are the ‘highly flexible’ Ulf Christiani, who ‘works on schedule’, and Isabel Langenbach; both are based in Cologne and regularly assist NiedersachsenPorts and the JadeWeserPort Realisierungsgesellschaft with tenders. Frankfurt-based senior associate Ute Klemm is recommended for her ‘extensive knowledge in public procurement’. Senior associate Susanne Monsig offers ‘professional, legally sound and comprehensive advice in procurement law’, including for the district government of Cologne concerning support and security services in refugee accommodation.

Allen & Overy LLP’s procurement group focuses on construction, infrastructure and transportation, energy as well as waste management and IT services. The two main lawyers, practice head Olaf Otting and counsel Udo Herbert Olgemöller, were involved in the conception and implementation of a procurement procedure on behalf of construction management and project development corporation BauProjekt Hanau for the selection of development partners for a large housing project. Another highlight led by Otting was representing DB Regio in a bid procedure for the award of the operation of Nuremberg’s S-Bahn line against Bayerische Eisenbahngesellschaft. A new project for Olgemöller was aid law advice provided to a French financial investor concerning a claim under Renewable Energy Act remuneration for the acquisition of an international wind farm portfolio.

Excellent’ procurement law advice at Baker McKenzie includes assistance in the health, defence, infrastructure and construction, IT and as transportation industries. Berlin-based practice head Marc Gabriel is characterised by ‘in-depth knowlege, client orientation, recommendations for action and pragmatism’; together with counsel Katharina Weiner, he advises Novartis on a large number of open-house tenders for drug rebate contracts, which also brought some bid protests: for example, the client aims at protecting cancer research drug Glivec from imitation and a lowering of the price level. Another one of Gabriel’s highlights was rendering procurement law advice to a German defence industry client for the coordination of sales activities within 45 countries. Susanne Mertens, who focuses on technology, construction management and infrastructure projects, is another key figure in the practice; she assists an employers’ liability insurance association with the comprehensive procurement of IT and telecoms services at 12 locations. The group is also involved in the Berlin-Brandenburg airport construction project, which saw treaty changes with an effect on procurement law matters and resulting in bid procedures.

Stefan Hertwig and Andreas Haupt are the key partners at CBH Rechtsanwälte Cornelius, Bartenbach, Haesemann & Partner’s procurement practice, which covers tenders from the private construction, healthcare and defence industries as well as municipal services tenders. A defence sector client is Heckler & Koch, which retains Hertwig for advice on tenders and representation in bid protests, while an urban planning example is assisting the city of Cologne with the "Historische Mitte" project. Haupt also advises Bonn’s public utility company on procurement and contract law concerning the planning and construction of a new family and sports pool. Both lawyers represent Johann Bunte Bauunternehmung in several bid protests.

Procurement law at Dentons is a particularly international practice area; the group acts for clients from the IT, defence, transport and logistics sectors. An international car manufacturer retained the group for representation in a Federal Transport Ministry proceeding for the new tender for the truck toll system, which includes the sale of shares to Toll Collect and the new operating contract from 2018 to 2028. Infrastructure work included practice head Wolfram Krohn’s representation of a railway construction technology provider in proceedings for the acquisition of special rail vehicles for the French state railways. Krohn also, together with a partner from the firm’s Washington office, assisted a US defence company with a dispute with a German subcontractor concerning a military assignment in the US. A highlight for Frankfurt-based Peter Braun is advising a global consulting service provider on compliance matters during a European procurement procedure.

At Gleiss Lutz, healthcare is the key area of focus, while IT, homeland security, transport infrastructure and energy are also important areas. Practice head Marco König advises insurance company AOK Baden-Württemberg on procurement and contractual matters for the planning and implementation of a model for diabetes care. The ‘concise’ Stuttgart-based counsel Christiane Freytag ‘develops her own ideas for solutions, which she pursues and implements reliably and professionally’. Berlin-based Andreas Neun advises and represents AOK’s federal association in connection with tenders for contrast agents for the radiological consultation demand. Another highlight is rendering public procurement advice to Telefunken Radio Communication Systems in projects for several military procurement offices in Europe. Christine Mattes and Oliver Jürgen Junge made associated partners in early 2017, while Miriam Jazbinsek re-joined the firm in June 2017 after just over a year in an in-house position.

In procurement law, Kapellmann und Partner offers a ‘very good service level with fast processing times and advice at a very high level’. The firm focuses on the construction industry, infrastructure, services and healthcare sectors and has specialist expertise in renewable energy matters. In early 2017, the Hamburg-based Hauke Schüler and the Düsseldorf-based Alexander Fandrey made associate partner. Fandrey has ‘very solid knowledge, which enables him to reply well even to new legal questions, and shows a fine sense for the resulting political questions’; he advises a German federal state on the award of 75 assignments for the provision of refugee accommodation. New instructions include assisting the state of Bavaria with the A7 federal railway project (Rothof viaduct), which was handled by Tobias Schneider, and advising a consortium of health insurers on the tender of framework agreements for the manufacture and supply of parenteral preparations in oncology, which was led by Hendrik Röwekamp.

Leinemann & Partner has an established public procurement practice particularly in the fields of construction and rail transport, while also handling defence, healthcare and IT procurement. The Berlin-based Thomas Kirch gained the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania’s Ministry of Energy, Economy and Digitalisation as a new client in a major IT project; while the Munich-based Stephan Kaminsky for the first time advises the US-based Amsted Rail Company, which is preparing framework contracts for the delivery of telematics systems for up to 90,000 DB Cargo freight cars. Another highlight is assisting Alexander Dennis Germany as bidder in the Berlin public transport company’s bid procedure for the delivery of city buses, which was handled by Timo May. Founding partner Ralf Leinemann advises an urban district on the construction of a district office, which includes procurement law advice.

The 12 lawyer-strong Boesen Rechtsanwälte advises both contracting authorities and contractors on procurement law and has long-term expertise in working with the construction, IT, service and supply industries. As well as handling contentious work, the lawyers frequently issue legal opinions and represent clients in bid protests. Founding partner Arnold Boesen can count on the assistance of Christian Goeres, Martin Upleger, Björn Quast and Alexander Eising. A highlight was advising the city of Düsseldorf on the planning and on all procedures for the construction of Wehrhahn tube line.

At CMS, practice head Volkmar Wagner and Stefan Höß focus on the IT sector, while Jakob Steiff handles healthcare and waste management instructions, Christian Scherer-Leydecker acts on defence and PPP projects and Hermann Müller specialises in infrastructure sector work including concessions. Like Matthias Kuß, almost all partners are experienced in handling construction sector instructions. In Düsseldorf, Thorsten Schätzlein, who made partner in the beginning of 2017, specialises in building and telecoms contracts. Scherer-Leydecker issued a legal opinion to the Federal Ministry of Transport, which aims at contributing to the improvement of federal highway operator models. Besides regularly representing GE Healthcare Buchler in bid procedures concerning the AOK federal association’s tenders for contrast agents, Steiff also assisted the city of Frankfurt am Main with selecting investors for the construction and operation of a multipurpose hall. Wagner advises the nuclear waste management company JEN on awarding construction and dismantling work for a nuclear research facility.

Görg Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB shows ‘strong committment in the processing of urgent projects’ and ‘handles conflicting priorities – tight deadlines and procurement law compliance – perfectly’. It ‘always provides the right specialists for practice and industry-specific issues’. Particularly recommended are the Hamburg team including Kersten Wagner-Cardenal, Oliver Jauch and associate Henning Wendt. The latter and Jan Peter Scharf are advising a water utility on water concession issues, while Jauch and Scharf are assisting a state-owned company with procurement matters related to the sale of land for several development projects. In Frankfurt, Kai-Uwe Schneevogl advises the EREFA project on electronic subsidies in public procurement, while Lutz Horn assists a hospital group with surgery renovations. In Berlin, Christoph Riese advises long-term client Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum on tendering supply and services contracts for the construction of an offshore wind farm.

In procurement law, Heussen focuses on advising medium-sized companies and public sector clients (particularly educational institutions and municipalities), while it is also an established advisor in the defence and security industry. Key contact Uwe-Carsten Völlink, for example, gained the German subsidiary of an international defence group as a new client, which participated in the European GNSS Agency’s Europe-wide tender for the operation of the Galileo satellite navigation system; new client Rohde & Schwarz retained the lawyer for representation as joined party in a bid protest concerning the German army’s procurement of a radio system. Another highlight was advising the University of Applied Sciences Munich on an IT tender for a university association. Also in Munich, Helmholtz Zentrum is a regular client. The Frankfurt-based Wolfgang Trautner and Heinz-Peter Zirbes are particularly active handling procurement and contractual advice in construction projects.

The key lawyer for procurement law at K&L Gates LLP, Annette Mutschler-Siebert is acclaimed for her ‘high level of expertise and well structured presentation of solutions’. Her team ‘stands out, particularly when compared to other firms, as very client and practice-oriented when advising private companies’ and is active in a variety of industries. Mutschler-Siebert advises a bidding consortium participating in the Federal Republic of Germany’s procedure for the sale of Toll Collect shares and the conclusion of a new operating contract. Another new instruction is assisting Ströer with the tender procedure for outdoor advertising in several German state capitals. The state of North Rhine-Westphalia’s Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy, Industry, Small and Medium-sized Companies and Handcraft retained the group for the establishment of a public procurement seal system in accordance with the new state procurement law. Other areas of expertise include telecoms licensing and discount contracts in the healthcare sector.

The Berlin-based Müller-Wrede & Partner Rechtsanwälte assists contractors and bidders with procurement procedures and bid procedures. The group focuses on the construction, real estate and energy sectors as well as on rail, healthcare, IT and other public services. State aid work includes Christoph von Donat’s advice to the Berlin-Brandenburg airport on its financing and the coordination of the project with the EU Commission. Also recommended are practice head Malte Müller-Wrede, Verena Poschmann, Carsten Bluhm, Gunnar Conrad and Veit Hirsch.

Redeker Sellner Dahs sees significant construction and environment procurement procedures, but also covers IT, health and municipal procurement. A highlight for Olaf Reidt was representing the Warnow water and wastewater association in a dispute with Eurawasser Nord concerning the remunicipalisation in the volume of €1bn, while the Bonn-based Heike Glahs advised a medical products public institution on the procurement for the cultivation and supply of cannabis. Matthias Ganske assisted an education non-profit organisation with the tendering of an IT system solution for the management of applicants and scholarship holders.

Beiten Burkhardt successfully represented defence and security industry clients and continues acting on IT, infrastructure and traffic procurements. Hans Georg Neumeier assisted the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) with several telecoms and IT procurements. Following the retirement of Berthold Mitrenga in the autumn of 2016, salaried partner Daniel Fischer joined the Frankfurt office from Schmidt, von der Osten & Huber in April 2017. In Berlin, Eva Kreibohm and Stephan Rechten made salaried and equity partners, respectively, at the beginning of 2017. The latter, together with Michael Brückner and Oliver Schwarz, advises the state of Saxony on the procurement for a new administrative data and language network.

Blomstein Rechtsanwälte is now on the panel of CSC Deutschland, which retained co-practice head Roland Stein for advice on general procurement law and procurement compliance matters. The other practice head, Pascal Friton, acts for the Falck group concerning the assignment of rescue services; on the contentious side, this included a European Commission complaint procedure. In another matter, Friton advised new client KfW Bankengruppe on an IT services procurement. Stein was retained by the Berlin State Chancellery to advise on the organisation of the 2018 anniversary of the German unification. Other clients include Tennet TSO and Siemens.

The Stuttgart-based Tina Bergmann and Andrea Vetter are the two contact persons for procurement matters at Dolde Mayen & Partner; the group mostly advises public clients and specialises in handling construction, infrastructure, IT and waste disposal matters. Vetter assisted a new client, a North Rhine-Westphalian city, with awarding a waste management services contract in accordance with the waste management plan. Bergmann represented a municipal company in a bid procedure concerning the e-procurement in a construction project. She also assisted the Stuttgart region’s association with conducting a Europe-wide procedure for the award of its new express bus lines. An ongoing instruction is advising the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Ostwürttemberg on Europe-wide and national procedures regarding the award of construction services for the city of Aalen’s new vocational training centre.

On the public procurement side, Gaßner, Groth, Siederer & Coll. advises contracting authorities. Popular matters are transport services, land, construction project procurements as well as environmental and energy-relevant assignments (as part of Germany’s municipal provision of basic services concept); the group also handles subsequent bid procedures. A Saxon municipality was advised on negotiations with the local public procurement tribunal concerning the possibility of joint allocation of water supply and sewage disposal.

Graf von Westphalen is particularly successful in handling healthcare and IT sector contracts. Practice head Bettina Meyer-Hofmann, in Düsseldorf, advises a new client, the federal institute for post and telecoms, on a Europe-wide IT tender and also assists the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, which is awarding the planning, construction and operation of two new police stations to external service providers for the first time. Of particular importance to Alexander von Aretin, Dietrich Drömann and Ingrid Reichling is gaining several non-profit healthcare organisations – which are awarding both rescue services and refugee housing services – as clients.

Hogan Lovells International LLP has a ‘fast and pragmatic’ procurement law team with ‘good industry knowledge and international capabilities’, which is highly regarded in the defence, healthcare and energy industries. Brussels-based ‘excellent procurement and antitrust law expert’ Falk Schöning, who ‘always has business goals in mind and makes clear statements and risk assessments’, is a key figure in the defence industry. Counsel Jan Christian Eggers, who ‘works swiftly and precisely and is very available’, focuses on the healthcare sector. Two of Schöning’s long-term clients are Bombardier Transportation and the federal association of the German security and defence industry, while Eggers acts for Baxter and Exeltis. Practice head Marc Schweda advises energy and life sciences clients, while Thomas Dünchheim assisted Menden’s municipal utility with contracting aov IT.Services.

Lutz | Abel Rechtsanwalts GmbH offers an ‘excellent service level and representation in a client’s interest including practical recommendations, up-to-date knowledge and processing times, which are adapted to critical time conditions’. Particularly recommended is new-joiner Tobias Osseforth of Graf von Westphalen, who stands out for his ‘excellent expertise, extremely high accessibility and flexibility, resilience, skilful negotiation and clear communication’; he specialises in the IT sector. Also recommended for ‘fast turnaround times, a high level of expertise and creative suggestions’ is associate Christoph Richter. Together with practice head Mathias Mantler, he advises a municipal society on an IT project in the healthcare sector, while Osseforth and Christian Kokew assist a German archdiocese with procurement, subsidy and IT law matters. IT advice is also rendered to Oldenburg’s trade chamber.

Matthias Ulshöfer and Christofer Lenz are the key lawyers at Oppenländer Rechtsanwälte; both are experienced in healthcare and public transport matters. Transport company SWEG retained the group for several major rail transport tenders in the state of Baden-Württemberg. Another highlight is representing Falk Pharma before the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf regarding the admissibility of open-house tenders. On the international level, the British Accord Healthcare was advised on health insurance company Techniker Krankenkasse’s tender procedure for generics; and the group assisted several clients on the direct award and on the state’s wage dumping law.

The three procurement partners at Taylor Wessing focus on advising large ministries and clients in the infrastructure, defence, healthcare and IT sectors. Düsseldorf-based practice head Andreas Haak gained Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions and Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems as clients for participation in large defence tenders and representation in bid procedures. Together with Michael Brüggemann, he also advises German development bank KfW as external contracting body on the process for the complete reorganisation of IT systems. Another new instruction is advising a state transport ministry on the procurement for airport ground handling services. Healthcare work includes

Christoph Stumpf’s successful representation of Kohlpharma in preliminary proceedings concerning open-house contracts and advising FMS Wertmanagement on public procurement matters.

avocado rechtsanwälte is considered ‘fast and reliable’. Particularly recommended is Klaus Greb, who convinces with ‘swift processing, a very good knowledge of the law and practical, clear replies’. The group predominantly handles procurement matters pertaining to waste and wastewater services, concession contracts, IT and construction. For example, Markus Figgen and Rebecca Schäffer advise AVG Köln on the tendering of planning and construction work in connection with the construction of a biowaste fermentation plant. Together with Arne Glöckner, Greb assists the city of Hamburg with a pan-European tender procedure for the procurement of all internal and external postal services, which includes public institutions such as the senate and district administrations, courts and schools.

In Bremen, BBG und Partner specialises in public transport, energy and healthcare procurement procedures. Malte Linnemeyer is representing the Bayerische Eisenbahngesellschaft in two bid procedures related to the award of the diesel network Augsburg I and S-Bahn Nuremberg concession contracts. Niels Griem is currently involved in two major projects: the award of the entire S-Bahn traffic in Berlin for the states of Berlin and Brandenburg and the award of the S-Bahn Hannover on behalf of the Hannover region, the state transport company of lower Saxony and the Zweckverband Nahverkehr Westfalen-Lippe. Gerrit Landsberg assisted the transport company of Oberspreewald-Lausitz with tenders for regional and city bus transport services.

Waste and wastewater as well as public transport are key areas of work for Baumeister, Rechtsanwälte. The group acts for both medium-sized companies in bidding procedures and public contracting authorities. The names to note are Andreas Kersting, Stefan Gesterkamp, Jens Tobias Gruber, Stefan Sieme and Tobias Schneider-Lasogga.

Buse Heberer Fromm focuses on public transport and healthcare procurements. Practice head Stefan Pooth advised Zweckverband Nahverkehr Westfalen-Lippe, which conducted a €30m bid procedure for a central distribution service provider for train tickets. In addition, the group represented the doctors association Sächsischer Hausärzteverband in a bid procedure against AOK Plus, which included the novel issue of tendering a model project. The city of Marl retained the group for advice on the German first-time award of qualified patient transport services.

Frankfurt-based counsel Steffen Amelung is the only contact for procurement law at Clifford Chance, while covering a broad range of industry sectors. A highlight was representing Pfizer Pharma in numerous proceedings concerning discount agreements for Second Medical Use Drugs and for a partially patented active substance. A new matter is advising the city of Rodgau on the new award of electricity concessions and assisting Offenbach’s regional transport company with the reorganisation of the local public transport structure. ThyssenKrupp Aufzüge and Bayer Pharma are also important clients.

The procurement law group at FPS is headed by the Frankfurt-based Annette Rosenkötter. She advises the diocese of Limburg on, among other things, the tender of the St. Bonifatius Steinbach daycare centre and of planning services for the restoration of the Michaeliskapelle Kiedrich chapel. Similarly comprehensive was the advice rendered by senior associate Aline Fritz to the German Olympic Sports Confederation; a current highlight is the tender for passenger transport of the German team for the Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang 2018.

GSK Stockmann offers a ‘very good price-performance ratio and keeps processing times to the agreed amount’. The group focuses especially on construction, IT, energy and waste disposal services. Christian Schmidt and Jenny Mehlitz have been advising BIM Berliner Immobilienmanagement since 2013 on the tender procedure for the sale of an old town bath with a refurbishment and use obligation. Jan Kehrberg is especially recommended as an ‘excellent expert in the real estate market, who shows good negotiation skills even in difficult situations’; he advises the state of Berlin and housing association HOWOGE.

Hengeler Mueller is ‘excellent’, as the group ‘convinces above all with expertise, high-quality work results and short processing times’. Jan Bonhage has a ‘very good understanding of corporate processes and the clients’ concerns’; most recently, he represented Deutsche Telekom as a shareholder of Toll Collect, which participated in the Federal Republic of Germany’s award proceedings for the truck toll and in the related review proceedings before the Federal Procurement Chamber. Other work included assisting DONG Energy with tendering offshore large-scale wind farm projects. The JCDecaux-Gruppe’s subsidiary Wall is a long-term client.

Linklaters’ practice led by Jan Endler in Berlin primarily deals with instructions from regulated industries, which include companies and public institutions from the energy, finance, infrastructure and public services sectors. Counsel Kristina Zych and six associates are also part of the group. It represented HSH Beteiligungsmanagement in a state aid proceeding concerning the privatisation of HSH Nordbank; in this context, it handles long-term advice to HSH Finanzfonds on the participation of the states of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein in HSH Nordbank. In addition, it is involved in an arbitration proceeding on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy against Toll Collect concerning the enforcement of claims for damages and penalties for the late commissioning of the truck toll system introduced in 2003. The group also assisted blood transfusion service DRK Nord-Ost with a merger control procedure which, among other things, concerns an already conducted procurement procedure and the obligation to tender.

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH primarily handles projects, with the services ‘going beyond pure legal advice into the areas of communications and strategy consulting’ and spanning several areas of practice. This ‘pragmatic, targeted and solution-oriented approach’ is highly valued by clients. The 14-lawyer group mainly covers the construction, infrastructure, transport, health, IT and public services sectors. Of particular note are the ‘very committed, decisive and strong negotiators’ Essen-based Achim Meier and Henner-Matthias Puppel, who ‘both have excellent expertise, a strategic vision in their advice and a strong network and industry knowledge in the healthcare sector’. Together with practice head Ulf-Dieter Pape, Puppel defended the Hesse state-owned construction and real estate company against a complaint and represented the client in a bid procedure for the police headquarter of Southeast Hesse in Offenbach.

Procurement law at Menold Bezler is mainly handled by Stuttgart-based practice heads Beatrice Fabry and Frank Meininger, while Karsten Kayser and Martin Ott are also key figures of the team. The group predominantly advises public clients and their service partners in Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria on construction, transport and energy projects. A new highlight is providing procurement and contractual assistance to the Klinikverbund Südwest concerning the construction of the Flugfeldklinik Sindelfingen clinic, while the city of Karlsruhe is a client for the pan-European award procedure for the "Stadion am Wildpark" project. The group also advises Bw Fuhrpark Service / DB Fuhrpark Service on the re-tendering of all framework contracts for vehicle procurement and assists a Baden-Württemberg district with tendering all municipal waste management service contracts, which will result in about 30 procurement procedures.

In the area of public procurement, RWP Rechtsanwälte offers a ‘very good consulting level with reasonable processing times and value for money’. The group, which is led by Clemens Antweiler, is particularly experienced in handling traffic, infrastructure planning and IT procurements. He advises the German subsidiary of an international real estate developer on the investor selection process for the construction of a hotel and office complex worth €180m. On the contentious side, Antweiler represents a federal state’s public transport services company in an abuse complaint, which refers to the admissibility of a direct award of public transport services to an internal operator. Pascale Liebschwager, who advises a university on the preparation of a Europe-wide tender for a construction project, has ‘great expertise in public procurement law’.

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