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Dr Jan Byok

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Bird & Bird LLP

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Public Procurement


Jan is partner based in our Dusseldorf office and Co- Head of Bird & Bird Germany. Also he is head of the international regulatory and administrative practice group. His practices includes public procurement law, antitrust and competition law, contract law, communications and IT law, privatisation, outsourcing/insourcing projects (PPP).


Partner Bird & Bird 2002. Co-Head Bird&Bird Germany since 2015


Jan is a lecturer at the legal department of the University of Cologne. Jan also is the Section-Head and chairperson of Deutsche Gesellschaft fĂĽr Wehrtechtik (DWT); Member: Deutsche Atlantische Gesellschaft e.V., Clausewitz-Gesellschaft e.V., Verband der Reservisten der Bundeswehr e.V., the International Bar Association.


Admitted to DĂĽsseldorf Bar in 1994

Germany: Industry focus

Healthcare and life sciences

Within: Healthcare and life sciences

With the promotions of Tung-Gia Du and Tobias Wilcke to counsel in May 2018, Bird & Bird further strengthened its already strong patent law practice, which is led by Boris Kreye. Recent mandates reflect the team’s broad expertise, with Alexander Csaki’s stand-out advice to a statutory health insurer on a tender in the medical aid sector a particular highlight; the matter included assistance with public procurement law, among other areas. The team is also adept at handling healthcare-related matters at the intersection with data protection and IT. In one highlight, the team advised Dexcom on strategic issues concerning the use of wearable tissue sugar measurement solutions, which included assisting with competition law and drug advertising law, advice on medical device law and the representation in disputes; Frankfurt-based technology expert Fabian Niemann led the advice. The core team also includes patent lawyer Oliver Jan Jüngst, corporate expert Stefan Münch, employment lawyer Ralph Panzer and Jan Byok, who focuses on public commercial law.

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Germany: Public sector

Public procurement

Within: Leading individuals

Jan Byok - Bird & Bird

Within: Public procurement

The procurement team at Bird & Bird is active on both the contracting and bidding sides and has a wealth of expertise in a wide range of sectors, including IT, healthcare, transport, energy and construction. The 15-strong team acts on issues relating to contract law, regulations, financing and various proceedings. Highlights in 2018 included advising a leading software manufacturer on the contractual and procurement law aspects of several IT contracts, and assisting a statutory health insurance fund with tendering procedures in the field of medical aids as well as with litigation before social welfare courts and review bodies. Alexander Csaki led the advice to an international defence sector company on an award review procedure concerning the procurement of technical equipment for the German armed forces. Jan Byok leads the group, which also includes the very active René Voigtländer and Guido Bormann. Hermann Rothfuchs joined the partnership in 2017. Heiko Höfler left for Oppenhoff & Partner in March 2018.

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