Rising Stars

Firms To Watch: Public procurement

With a focus on the energy sector, Becker Büttner Held, Rechtsanwälte Wirtschaftsprüfer Steuerberater advises various contracting authorities on tenders for climate-friendly city energy and transport infrastructure.

Public procurement in Germany

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie is considered one of the leading addresses for nationally relevant procurements in the pharmaceutical, technology and defense sectors. Its policy-related consulting offering is aimed at both public clients and global companies, which primarily call upon the team in large-scale projects financed by subsidies. The practice advises on the tendering of numerous contracts in connection with the expansion of European pharmaceutical production and the semiconductor industry; clients mainly turn to practice head Marc Gabriel, who is also an expert in procurement compliance and further assists with procurement aspects of restructuring projects. Alongside his strategic advice, he also handles high-volume review and compensation proceedings. Susanne Mertens (procurement in the IT sector) left the firm in August 2022 and is now self-employed.

Practice head(s):

Marc Gabriel

Other key lawyers:

Janet Butler; Katharina Weiner


‘Very practice-oriented, recognise early on what clients want and need.’

‘Marc Gabriel: Outstanding knowledge and client orientation.’

‘Particularly high level of competence in the pharmaceutical sector, well beyond the legal background.’

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird LLP's public procurement team impresses with expertise in the IT, health, energy and infrastructure sectors, which particularly comes into its own when advising contracting authorities and contractors on modernisation projects. The practice regularly assists with award procedures and tenders for innovative projects, ranging from the development of Deutschlandnetz and administrative digitalisation to the modernisation of the health system. Furthermore, experienced IT procurement lawyers Guido Bormann and Jan Byok handle procurement procedures for the digitisation and equipment of various security and defense bodies at state and federal level. Bormann jointly leads the practice with Alexander Csaki, who is particularly experienced in litigation and regularly acts in review and negotiation proceedings in the health and transport sectors.

Practice head(s):

Guido Bormann; Alexander Csaki

Other key lawyers:

Jan Byok; René Voigtländer; Benjamin Wübbelt


Dentons' broad range of advice is aimed at large companies in the IT, defense and healthcare sectors as well as the public sector and comprehensively covers both project-related procurement matters as well as litigation. In addition to innovative projects for network expansion, the promotion of quantum technology and digitalisation, the team also advises on procurement compliance in connection with M&A transactions; Peter Braun, who also represents clients in procurement blocking proceedings, is a sought-after contact here; he jointly heads the practice with Wolfram Krohn, who regularly represents various companies in EU-wide procurement and review proceedings. Christian Miercke made partner in May 2023 and advises on state aid-related procurement issues. Former co-practice head Andreas Haak (procurement law, infrastructure projects) and Lars Hettich (procurement law, public commercial law) joined Pinsent Masons Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater Solicitors Partnerschaft mbB in October 2023.

Practice head(s):

Peter Braun; Wolfram Krohn

Other key lawyers:

Christian Miercke; Tobias Schneider


‘Wolfram Krohn: A proven and extremely experienced expert in procurement law, strong negotiator in complex negotiation procedures, very pleasant and reliable in collaboration and communication. Very good accessibility and very good support from Tobias Schneider.’

‘Many years of experience in complex procurement procedures, high creativity in designing the procurement concept, very good assessment of EU legislation and case law.’

‘Rehearsed team with a very high level of expertise; very pleasant and focused collaboration; partners can be reached directly; different areas of focus of team members mean that all legal aspects are perfectly covered.’

‘Peter Braun: Excellent expertise in person. Quick response to inquiries, extremely pleasant way of working together – compared to some other law firms, always factual in direct and written communication. Very good feel for client concerns.’

‘In-depth expertise in procurement law. Lots of practical experience in the pharmaceutical/medical products sector. Accuracy, reliability, speed and humor.’

‘Peter Braun: He has excellent knowledge of our business matters and is extremely valued as a sparring partner for our tender team and the legal department. The answers to questions are to the point and take the economic context into account. Dealing with him personally is also extremely pleasant and realistic. Terrific!’

Key clients

Bundesministerium des Innern und für Heimat

govdigital eG

Duisburger Hafen AG

Max Spahn & Sohn KG

Slate Asset Management

SWTE Kommunal GmbH & Co. KG

Bundesverband Breitbandkommunikation e.V.

Vattenfall Eurofiber GmbH

Sana Klinik Service GmbH (Konzerngesellschaft der Sana Kliniken AG)

Ministerium für Schule und Bildung des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen

Schnorrenberg Chirurgiemechanik GmbH (umfirmiert in Medworx GmbH)

KfW Entwicklungsbank

Roche Diagnostics GmbH

Deutsches Weininstitut


IHK Gesellschaft für Informationsverarbeitung mbH (IHK-GfI)

Ministerium für Landwirtschaft, Umwelt und Klimaschutz des Landes Brandenburg


Wirtschafts- und Infrastrukturbank des Landes Hessen (WIBank)

WISAG Gruppe

Energo Nuclear Romania

Klinikum Darmstadt

ALBA Group


Deutsche Post AG

Lausitzer und Mitteldeutsche Bergbau-Verwaltungsgesellschaft (LMBV)

Stiftung Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister (Zentrale Stelle)



As one of the top addresses for procurement law in Germany, Heuking is particularly experienced in advising public sector clients from local to federal level on high-profile procurement projects. The broad practice particularly stands out for its expertise in hydraulic engineering, transport and healthcare and assists with the design of tenders and procurement procedures as well as with procurement aspects of public transactions and contract negotiations. Ute Jasper jointly leads the practice with PPP expert Martin Schellenberg and primarily acts in both procurement and insolvency and compensation proceedings in the ​​rail transport sector. Clients from the transport and urban infrastructure industries also regularly rely on Christopher Marx to assist with procurement matters related to climate-friendly modernisation and renovation projects.

Practice head(s):

Ute Jasper; Martin Schellenberg

Other key lawyers:

Christopher Marx; Kirstin van de Sande; Laurence Westen


‘Team follows an entrepreneurial approach and provides pragmatic and solution-oriented advice.’

‘The firm is extremely broadly positioned across ​​procurement law and has a high level of expertise, particularly in the area of ​​master agreements for service models, which are very rarely advertised as a master agreement. It focuses not only on what is permissible under procurement law, but also on aspects of the client’s process flows and is open to innovative links between the performance of the contract and approaches to further developing the subject matter.’

‘Martin Schellenberg: Outstanding specialist expertise in procurement law, shows alternative, constructive solutions. Extremely quick comprehension and outstanding service quality.’

‘We feel we are in the best hands with the team. In our opinion, the team around Ute Jasper and Christopher Marx is one of the best, especially when it comes to procurement law. No matter what problem we tackle with the team, we always get creative, pragmatic and efficient solutions that are still completely legally correct. The long-term collaboration has created a great relationship of trust, so that the team also supports us on politically explosive issues. The team always combines creative ideas with great solutions. None of the procedures supported by the team have ever been successfully attacked.’

‘Ute Jasper: Leading. She is rightly one of the best public procurement lawyers in Germany. Even in difficult, complex procedures, she develops creative solutions with a sense of proportion that achieve our goals. Her absolute strength are completely messy negotiation scenarios, in which she regularly manages to offer ways out of the “crisis”. Christopher Marx is in no way inferior to Ute Jasper – he has the highest level of professional expertise in public procurement law. He is very pragmatic and at the same time delivers the highest quality. He gets straight to the point – so he can also “take along” and convince non-lawyers.’

‘Martin Schellenberg: Has exceptional expertise in procurement law. His legal advice is practice-oriented and is characterised by high quality.’

‘The team is always friendly and extremely competent. In particular, the very good cross-practice collaboration and advice stands out positively.’

‘Ute Jasper: Unbeatable in every respect. Laurance Westen: Also an excellent lawyer with pragmatic and very usable, timely results. Both are extremely pleasant to work with.’

BLOMSTEIN Rechtsanwälte

BLOMSTEIN Rechtsanwälte has in-depth industry expertise in the defense, IT and healthcare sectors and stands out for its successful representation of large bidders in procurement and review proceedings. The team oversees politically important projects relating to Bundeswehr, energy infrastructure and hospital procurement and also advises on the approval of tenders in innovative areas such as cryptocurrency. Procurement compliance represents another focus, with Florian Wolf, who made partner in October 2022, placing a particular focus on ESG issues. Other key contacts include Pascal Friton, who regularly represents contractors before public procurement chambers, public procurement senates and higher regional courts, and Roland Stein, who focuses on the defense, IT and energy sectors and who maintains good relationships with Brazilian law firms and clients.

Other key lawyers:

Roland Stein; Pascal Friton; Florian Wolf


‘The team is technically brilliant and a recognised market player in public procurement law.’

‘High expertise, reliable, client-oriented.’

‘Openness to simultaneously represent several plaintiffs; proactive cooperation with press inquiries; quick answers and accessibility; recording arguments from clients.’

Key clients


Architektenkammer Berlin


C.G. Haenel

Entschädigungseinrichtung deutscher Banken


Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft

German Naval Yards





Recare Deutschland

Smiths Detection

Stiftung Allianz für Entwicklung und Klima

Thieme DokuForm


Work highlights

  • Representation of Recare Deutschland in review proceedings before the Karlsruhe Higher Regional Court regarding exclusion from a procurement procedure due to alleged data protection violations.

  • Advising Smiths Detection in several review proceedings before the VK Südbayern and the Bavarian Higher Regional Court regarding the procurement of EDSCB devices for passenger screening at Munich Airport.

  • Advice to the Frankfurt am Main Public Prosecutor’s Office on the legal admissibility of commissioning the Scheich Bank with the sale of crypto assets.


CMS scores points by combining procurement expertise with construction, IT and energy law competencies and is therefore ideally equipped to assist municipalities and cities as well as state and federal ministries and authorities with tenders and PPPs for infrastructure modernisation. In addition to advising on award and review proceedings in connection with the energy and transport transition, the team also assists with urban planning tenders and procurement for new clinic buildings. The team is further increasingly active in procurement compliance and advises bidders on self-cleaning, reporting and submission obligations. The team is jointly led by Christian Scherer, who assists with procurement in the construction and infrastructure sector, and Jakob Steiff, who focuses on procurement in the healthcare sector.

Practice head(s):

Jakob Steiff; Christian Scherer

Other key lawyers:

Volkmar Wagner; Sven Brockhoff


‘The entire CMS team always responds very promptly and is always client-oriented.’

‘Jakob Steiff: Provided his procurement law expertise comprehensively and to the point. His years of expertise in this area were very valuable.’

‘Volkmar Wagner: Is unique in terms of his expertise in procurement law and the holistic advice that also takes into account economic and practical short, medium and long-term effects of procurement decisions.’

Work highlights

  • Procurement law opinion and advice to Trading Hub Europe GmbH in connection with the introduction of the so-called Gas Storage Act and the new energy security tasks transferred to the client.

  • Advising the state of Hessen on PPP contract design as part of an EU-wide negotiation process in which negotiations are being held with investors about the planning and construction of two new buildings, their long-term management and financing.

  • Procurement law advice to the state capital Stuttgart in connection with the Europe-wide procurement process for the procurement of commuter app ‘Stuttgart rides along’, which the city is implementing in cooperation with Stuttgart Airport, the University of Hohenheim, the University of Stuttgart and Vincenz-von-Paul Kliniken GmbH .

Gleiss Lutz

Gleiss Lutz' procurement team is a recognised market leader, particularly in the healthcare sector, and advises a client base comprised of statutory health insurance companies, clinics and pharmaceutical companies as well as IT service providers. The practice negotiates master and cooperation agreements, assists with the design of tenders and further represents contractors and lenders in review proceedings; here, the practice particularly focuses on digitalisation and modernisation projects, for example in connection with electronic patient files. Andreas Neun has extensive experience in procurement in the healthcare sector, but is also increasingly visible in the energy sector, while counsel Christiane Freytag advises on procurement compliance issues. ESG expert Marc Ruttloff leads the team.

Practice head(s):

Marc Ruttloff

Other key lawyers:

Andreas Neun; Marco König; Christiane Freytag


‘The firm has excellently worked out legal principles in the recently regulated area of ​​arbitration proceedings in health insurance negotiations. In addition, the firm has consistently developed an overall strategy and pursued it appropriately to the situation.’

‘Flexibility in terms of content and time, absolutely quick responses and speed of reaction.’

‘The team delivers usable work results that really make the work of external clients easier. The team also has a very good sense of which presentation of a legal result will help the company.’

Key clients

Rentschler Biopharma SE



Dr. Sennewald Medizintechnik

Klinikum Lippe GmbH

Mercedes Benz AG

Abellio Rail GmbH

Kliniken Schmieder


gkv informatik

ATOSS Software AG

Goal Systems

ITS Care

Stadt Bietigheim-Bissingen



Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf

kubus IT GbR

Work highlights

  • Advice to the AOK federal association ion the electronic patient file (frontend, backend and operation) and on issues related to telematics infrastructure in German health law as well as support in the tendering and negotiation of essential contracts.

  • Advising kubus IT GbR on the comprehensive outsourcing of data center services of an IT service provider for several statutory health insurance companies, including commissioning various cloud models.

  • Advising Rentschler Biopharma SE on the EU Commission’s EU-FAB tender regarding vaccine manufacturing capacities.

Heussen Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

Heussen Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH advises large companies and public contracting authorities on high-profile construction and IT procurements, with a strong focus on projects in the defense sector. With additional expertise in antitrust and energy law, the team is ideally positioned to support clients in national and EU tenders and, if necessary, to represent them in review proceedings and litigation. Uwe-Carsten Völlink increasingly advises bidders on Bundeswehr procurement proceedings and direct awards, but also regularly applies his contract and procurement expertise in digitalisation projects.

Practice head(s):

Uwe-Carsten Völlink

Other key lawyers:

Norbert Huber; Mark Münch; Iris Meeßen


Uwe-Carsten Völlink: Very experienced procurement lawyer, acts prudently and pragmatically while at the same time having a very high level of specialist expertise, very easy to reach, extensive experience in the defense sector.

Uwe-Carsten Völlink: An outstanding lawyer who knows his stuff very well. However, the advice is not only based on legal regulations, but also with an eye on solving the problem.

Uwe-Carsten Völlink: Excellent, practical, approachable, very good and pleasant cooperation.

Key clients

Anstalt für Kommunale Datenverarbeitung AöR

Airbus Defence and Space GmbH

DLR Gesellschaft für Raumfahrtanwendungen mbH

Deutsche Rentenversicherung

Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH

Erste Abwicklungsanstalt AöR

Freistaat Bayern – Wirtschaftsministerium

Goethe-Institut e.V.

Helmholtz Zentrum München

Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften München

Kärcher Futuretech GmbH

MAN Truck & Bus Deutschland GmbH

MBDA Deutschland GmbH

Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

U-Bahn Martinsried Projektmanagement GmbH

Universität Hohenheim

Work highlights

  • Advice on tendering for a clinic operator for a new hospital as well as on IT tenders for the digitalisation of the healthcare system.

  • Procurement law advice and representation of Rohde & Schwarz in the context of Bundeswehr tenders.

  • Advising and representing Helmholtz Center Munich in various EU tenders with a focus on construction contracts.

Kapellmann und Partner

Its expertise in construction and planning law makes Kapellmann und Partner a sought-after address for ​​infrastructure and construction procurement. Public contracting authorities, which include cities, state governments and federal ministries, instruct the team with various procurement matters related to traffic renovations, high-profile urban construction projects and network expansion projects; the group handles the entire procurement process from tender concepts to contract negotiations and project implementation. Clients also rely on Alexander Fandrey, an expert in procurement litigation, in possible review proceedings. Construction and architectural law expert Mathias Finke jointly heads the practice with Hendrik Röwekamp, ​​who not only advises the public sector but also private clients on construction and IT procurement proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Hendrik Röwekamp; Mathias Finke

Other key lawyers:

Marc Opitz; Alexander Fandrey; Martin Jansen; Julian Linz; Oskar Maria Geitel; Michael Wolters


‘This law firm is unique: the team is very well coordinated; You can clearly see the spiritual cohesion between colleagues. Young colleagues are encouraged. The quality of the advice does not depend on age and experience of the respective advisor.’

‘As a client you are always in good hands with Kapellmann and Partner. Not only are legal contexts explained, but pragmatic solutions are also offered. They think for themselves and empathise with the client. If there are any questions about billing, the client will be heard and taken seriously. The billing is absolutely fair and transparent.’

‘Outstanding expertise, including in difficult/complex procurement and state aid issues. Due to the firm’s structure, colleagues from across disciplines can be involved in specific issues.’

Leinemann & Partner

Leinemann & Partner's broad practice impresses with expertise in the infrastructure and health sectors and advises private and public contracting authorities as well as an increasing number of large bidding consortia. Led by Ralf Leinemann, the team assists with construction and planning law issues as well as with procurement for new hospital buildings and the renovation of administrative and cultural facilities. On the bidder side, the group advises on tenders for large energy and transport infrastructure projects, which include a liquid gas terminal, and, if necessary, also represents them in review proceedings. Thomas Kirch and Jonas Deppenkemper further assist with procurement proceedings for IT and development aid projects.

Practice head(s):

Ralf Leinemann

Other key lawyers:

Jarl-Henedrik Kues; Bastian Haverland; Eva-Dorothee Leinemann; Thomas Kirch; Jonas Deppenkemper; Marco Hohensee


‘Goal-oriented, pragmatic, tailored to the client’s wishes.’

‘Eva-Dorothee Leinemann and Marco Hohensee offer top advice at all times. Top support and implementation of procurement proceedings, efficient solutions and approaches.’

‘Thomas Kirch: Committed, motivated, very professional, always friendly and professional. He convinces with an open, honest manner and underlines this with his specialist knowledge. His professional way of dealing with difficulties gives us security and promotes progress in the project. We are grateful to him for making us feel like he is part of the team and is always willing to listen to our questions.’

Key clients


Bietergemeinschaft Ufereinfassung CVK

Bundesamt für die Sicherheit der nuklearen Entsorgung

Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin

BäderBetriebe Frankfurt GmbH

CETUS Health IT Leadership Gesellschaft für Digitalisierung und Service mbH

Caritas-Krankenhaus St. Lukas GmbH

Carl-Thiem-Klinikum Cottbus gGmbH

Depenbrock Ingenieurwasserbau GmbH & Co. KG

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH

Fernheizwerk Neukoelln AG

Friedrichstadt-Palast Berlin

HBG Hochschulmedizin Hannover Baugesellschaft mbH

Herzzentrum Dresden GmbH Universitätsklinik

IBG Beteiligungsgesellschaft Sachsen-Anhalt mbH

Jobcenter Berlin Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

Johann Bunte Bauunternehmung GmbH & Co. KG

Klinikum Bayreuth GmbH

Klinikum Oberlausitzer Bergland gemeinnützige GmbH


Laeiszhalle Hamburg

Landespolizei Thüringen

Landkreis München

Max Bögl Stiftung & Co. KG


Niederbarnimer Eisenbahn Aktiengesellschaft

Otto Mette Wasserbau GmbH & Co. KG

Rems-Murr-Kliniken gGmbH

Stiftung Lesen

TRIGIS GeoServices GmbH

Universitätsklinikum Brandenburg

Universitätsklinikum Halle (Saale)

Universitätsklinikum Magdeburg A.ö.R.

Universitätsmedizin Göttingen

Vulkan Energiewirtschaft Oderbrücke GmbH

Züblin Spezialtiefbau GmbH

Work highlights

  • Supporting a hospital group operating throughout Germany in the awarding of IT projects that are funded under the Hospital Future Fund.

  • Advising the German Society for International Cooperation GmbH on the award of around 50-70 large-volume service contracts annually to implement the goals of German development cooperation.

  • Advising BäderBetriebe Frankfurt GmbH on the award of the new Rebstockbad building in Frankfurt.

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH impresses with its holistic advice to cities and municipal utilities, federal and state ministries and, in some cases, private companies: cooperation with its internal antitrust, environmental, energy and real estate lawyers allows the team to provide procurement and litigation advice in relation to a variety of innovative projects. These include power plant decarbonisation, IT procurement, construction and transport infrastructure projects, and defense procurement. Stefan Mager assists a large number of clients with the design and execution of tenders related to IT and urban development and took over the practice management from Ulf-Dieter Pape in July 2022, who continues to act in various review and administrative proceedings before regional courts and the ECJ. Tobias Osseforth is also experienced in litigation and further assists with high-profile procurement proceedings in the healthcare sector.

Practice head(s):

Stefan Mager

Other key lawyers:

Tobias Osseforth; Ulf-Dieter Pape; Henner-Matthias Puppel


‘What’s special about this team is that everyone works with each other on equal terms. For example, if the associate has a good idea, the partner may consider his own idea and pursue and further develop his idea in collaboration with the associate. This level of respect is also clear in discussions with clients. It is never the law firm alone that sets the path, but we discuss together what the actual goal is and how it can best be achieved.’

‘Henner-Matthias Puppel: Has very good negotiating skills, brings together different positions and always pursues the best goal for his clients. The trusting collaboration takes place on an equal footing. He has an extremely broad knowledge of procurement law and many years of experience that he can draw on.’

‘Tobias Osseforth: His extremely high level of technical expertise led to an excellent solution in a very short time in a constructive collaboration. Advice and problem solving with high quality and efficiency.’

‘The team is characterised by a high and up-to-date level of knowledge, absolute reliability and very good results.’

‘The firm is characterised by a high level of professionalism. The creation of the tender design was approached immediately and in a goal-oriented manner, so that suitability and award criteria as well as the evaluation system could be moved forward quickly.’

‘Stefan Mager: Is characterised by a very high level of specialist knowledge of procurement law. Thanks to his wealth of experience, his suggestions are always goal-oriented and practical. All challenges that arose were addressed quickly and constructively.’

‘The practice of these outstanding lawyers is characterised by impressive innovative strength. The team is some of the best I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Their competence, integrity and innovative spirit are unsurpassed.’

‘Tobias Osseforth: Embodying the essence of the modern lawyer. His meticulous way of working coupled with a deep understanding of procurement law sets him apart. Colleagues should know that he is a true ace at strategic thinking and often uses this skill to steer complex cases from start to finish. The depth and breadth of his knowledge is impressive and yet he always remains humble and approachable. Mr. Osseforth has an exceptional ability to understand complex procurement procedures while always maintaining an overview. His strategic thinking and proactive approach make him an invaluable asset to any project.’

Key clients

BVG Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe AöR

Bundesanstalt für Immobilienaufgaben

Bundesministerium für Gesundheit

Dortmunder Stadtwerke Aktiengesellschaft

Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Hallesche Verkehrs AG

Land NRW

Landesamt für Zentrale Polizeiliche Dienste NRW

Landeskriminalamt Baden-Württemberg

Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen mbH

Ministerium für Kinder, Familie, Flüchtlinge und Integration des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen

RAG Aktiengesellschaft

Work highlights

  • Advising Dillinger Hüttenwerke on procurement law, funding law, energy law and environmental and planning law on the transformation to CO2 neutrality.

  • Advising the state capital of Munich on an EU-wide procurement procedure to commission project management and process control as part of a merger of the city’s housing associations.

  • Advice on antitrust and procurement law and successful legal representation before the European Court of Justice of public transport company Egenberger GmbH & Co. KG on the accusation of participation in agreements in public tenders in southwest Germany in violation of antitrust law; appropriate follow-up advice on tenders.

Redeker Sellner Dahs

Redeker Sellner Dahs offers cross-practice advice to public sector clients on politically important projects at state to federal level and is also very visible in procurement matters. The team is well versed in procurement and contractual project management and litigation and occasionally takes on large procurements in the rail transport, public administration and energy sector, which recently included a project to produce green hydrogen. Practice head Matthias Ganske is primarily responsible for these projects, and also oversees awards in the gaming sector. Experienced procurement lawyer Heike Glahs also has antitrust expertise.

Practice head(s):

Matthias Ganske

Other key lawyers:

Heike Glahs; Thomas Stickler


ADVANT Beiten predominantly focuses on procurement of IT, health and research projects and primarily acts on the procurer side. The strong team has increasingly been involved in digitalisation projects since the Hospital Future Act was passed and represents both insurance associations and hospital groups in numerous contract negotiations and award procedures. Stephan Rechten is primarily responsible for the health sector and also assists with large procurements for network expansion and high-technology projects at federal level; he jointly heads the practice with construction and real estate procurement expert Hans Georg Neumeier.

Practice head(s):

Stephan Rechten; Hans Georg Neumeier

Other key lawyers:

Michael Brückner; Max Stanko; Christopher Theis


‘The team works as a unit and every team member is informed and able to provide information about the issues at hand. Any legal questions that arise are processed quickly and appropriately. These are processed very well in the interests of the client.’

‘Stephan Rechten: Acts very well as a project manager and is very well prepared for the tasks of the contract. The legal information is excellent and targeted. Michael Brückner represents contract issues with a very high level of competence.’

‘The ADVANT Beiten team has always helped us very well. Quick answers, quick help and an overall smooth process are a given for the team around Stephan Rechten and Max Stanko. What I see as a strength, also compared to other law firms, is the ability to provide advice at any time thanks to the in-depth knowledge of procurement law.’

Key clients

50Hertz Transmission GmbH

BKK Dachverband e.V.

Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.

Freistaat Sachsen

Institut für Qualitätssicherung und Transparenz im Gesundheitswesen

Kommunale DatenNetz GmbH

Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank

Olympiastadion Berlin GmbH

Staatsbetrieb Sächsische Informatik Dienste

Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berlin Schloss

TransNet BW GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advising the space agency of the German Aerospace Center on several large satellite projects on procurement, contract and pricing issues.

  • Advising the Free State of Saxony, in particular the state-owned company Sächsische Informatik Services and Kommunale DatenNetz GmbH on the award of the design, construction and operation of the state-wide network for voice and data communication for the administration.

  • Comprehensive procurement and contractual advice to TransnetBW GmbH on demanding procurement projects in the area of ​​network expansion and the energy transition, particularly in the ‘Netzbooster’ and ‘SuedLink’ projects.

CBH Rechtsanwälte

CBH Rechtsanwälte counts municipal administrations, infrastructure companies, municipal utilities and real estate developers among its client base and provides them with comprehensive advice on the tendering of IT, transport and construction projects. The focus here is primarily on climate-friendly procurement projects; Andreas Haupt and Jan Deuster in particular are involved in various projects for the expansion of e-mobility. Both lead the team together with Stefan Hertwig, who increasingly assists clients with healthcare and defense procurement as well as litigation.

Practice head(s):

Stefan Hertwig; Andreas Haupt; Jan Deuster


‘The allocation of public funding and procurement law are closely linked. CBH Rechtsanwälte guarantees excellent advice and support in both legal areas from a single source.’

‘Andreas Haupt: Excellent collaboration, enormous specialist knowledge and many years of experience in procurement and funding law; Pragmatic, fast and effective way of working.’

For the implementation of a construction project, all contractual and procurement regulations are prepared and also implemented. This is done in a timely and professional manner with a high level of specialist knowledge, without hindering the project or affecting its schedule.

Key clients

Amand Landesentwicklung GmbH & Co. KG

Amelis GmbH

BAV Bergischer Abfallwirtschaftsverband

Berliner Immobilienmanagement GmbH

Bernsteinstadt Ribnitz-Damgarten

BEWA Security GmbH

Bietergemeinschaft A3 Nordbayern GbR

BAV Bergischer Abfallwirtschaftsverband

Bundesamt für Bevölkerungsschutz und Katastrophenhilfe

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

Goldbeck GmbH

Heckler & Koch GmbH

IHK Köln

Landesbetrieb Straßenbau NRW

Max Planck Institute

Stadt Köln

Stadtwerke Bonn

Wupsi GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advising and representing Landmarken AG in numerous tender procedures relating to complex real estate projects in connection with the construction of a data center for the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, the expansion of the Cologne police headquarters, the possible direct leasing of administrative properties by public clients and in connection with the development of a district center in Bochum.

  • Supporting RVK Regionalverkehr Köln GmbH in several complex tenders, including most recently the awarding of planning services for a new depot with a prominent hydrogen infrastructure as well as the awarding of construction services for a hydrogen filling station and planning services for a multifunctional training and testing center.

  • Advising the Bonn municipal utilities on numerous tenders with a wide range of procurement items, in particular IT procurement, planning contracts, construction contracts, marketing, telephone hotlines and advertising concession contracts.


FPS impresses with a broad advice portfolio, which includes development projects, infrastructure projects and IT contracts and is aimed at implementing the transport and energy transition. The team primarily assists private developers, municipal utilities and public institutions on the contracting side with the conception and execution of tenders for innovative research services and high-profile construction projects. Practice head Annette Rosenkötter, who, in addition to providing strategic advice also acts in review proceedings, is considered an expert in defense procurement in addition to her specialisation in research and development.

Practice head(s):

Annette Rosenkötter

Other key lawyers:

Aline Fritz; Jutta Möller; Tim Kuhn


‘Dedicated representation, in-depth specialist knowledge, open and problem-oriented communication.’

‘Annette Rosenkötter and Tim Kuhn: represented competently and with strong communication skills and achieved an absolutely positive result for us.’

‘The FPS team around Annette Rosenkötter works goal-oriented and in the interests of the client. Quick contact, quick case management and reliable statements can also be achieved in the shortest possible time.’

‘Annette Rosenkötter: Works accurately and, if necessary, precisely even under considerable deadline pressure. Questions can be processed promptly and contacting them is unproblematic. Questions are considered and evaluated in context. The involvement of specialist colleagues from the affected areas takes place independently after consultation and the colleagues are fully informed about the matter.’

‘The strengths of the FPS procurement law team led by Annette Rosenkötter lie, in addition to excellent procurement law skills, in the pronounced practical orientation and adaptability. The consulting focus is always on the entire procurement project and not on isolated procurement law issues.’

‘Annette Rosenkötter: Distinctive expertise in very different procurement markets, especially excellent procurement law expertise. It has the ability to quickly record very complex, technology-driven and/or innovative procurement issues and to translate them into the tailor-made design and support of procurement procedures.’

‘Annette Rosenkötter: A very likeable and competent personality whose assessment you can rely on with a clear conscience.’

‘The difference is clearly in the binding advice, which is always client-oriented. The colleagues impress with their very sound know-how.’

Key clients

Agentur für Cybersicherheit

biomindz Standortentwicklungsgesellschaft Mainz mbH

Fraport Ausbau Süd GmbH

Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank

Sportpark Stadion Frankfurt am Main

Stadtwerke Bayreuth Holding GmbH

TÜV Rheinland InterTraffic GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advising Fraport on procurement aspects of the realisation of Terminal 3 as the largest privately financed infrastructure project in Europe.

  • Advice and support to Cybersecurity GmbH on the award of six contracts for research into existential risks from the cyber and information space – high security in security-critical and defense-relevant scenarios (HSK) in a €30 million PCP procedure.

  • Advising TÜV Rheinland InterTraffic GmbH on a research contract to analyse procurement proceedings for vehicles for urban rail transport.

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB's mainstays include awards in connection with large infrastructure and urban development projects and, increasingly, health digitalisation projects. The team, which primarily acts for contracting authorities, includes federal and state ministries as well as cities, municipalities and public institutions among its client base and advises them on the structuring and implementation of complex procurement procedures as well as on various privatisation projects, remunicipalisation projects and PPPs. Practice head Jan Scharf is particularly experienced in managing tenders in the real estate sector, while Kai-Uwe Schneevogl is primarily responsible for infrastructure and industrial tenders. Heiko Hofmann is considered an expert on PPPs in the waste sector.

Practice head(s):

Jan Scharf

Other key lawyers:

Kai-Uwe Schneevogl; Heiko Hofmann; Jan Peter Müller; Oliver Jauch; Alexander Pustal

Key clients


Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg

JEN Jülicher Entsorgungsgesellschaft für Nuklearanlagen mbH

Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf

Stadt Frankfurt am Main

Stadt Rüsselsheim

Breitband Main-Kinzig GmbH

Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren

Main-Kinzig Kreis

Work highlights

  • Advising Fraport AG on a corporate power purchase agreement with Karlsruhe-based EnBW AG regarding the purchase of wind energy.

  • Comprehensive advice on public procurement and state aid law, as well as related real estate law and strategic contract law advice for the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and its authorities, in particular the tax authority and the authority for the environment, climate, energy and agriculture.

  • Advising the Jülich disposal company for nuclear plants mbH on procurement law.

GSK Stockmann

Since the departure of Friedrich-Ludwig Hausmann in July 2023 (now self-employed), GSK Stockmann's practice has been under the sole leadership of Jenny Mehlitz, who advises on construction-related procurement issues. The team also represents a growing base of aviation and healthcare clients in procurement and review proceedings and acts on both the contracting and contractor side. In addition to construction procurement, the group also focuses on tenders for digitalisation projects and has further expertise in PPP projects.

Practice head(s):

Jenny Mehlitz

Other key lawyers:

Arne Gniechwitz


‘Arne Gniechwitz: Excellently connected in the area of ​​port infrastructure. Not just legal advice, but holistic legal and economic advice.’

‘Excellent cooperation from the entire team. So far I have not met a better law firm in terms of communication. Very progressive and modern law firm, also in terms of digitalisation.’

‘Very quick response time, high level of expertise in procurement law with a focus on healthcare.’

‘Jenny Mehlitz: Very fast response time, high availability, high level of expertise.’

Key clients

Bundesminsisterium für Digitales und Verkehr

Duisburg Gateway Terminal GmbH

Generaldirektion Wasserstraßen und Schifffahrt

Gemeinschaftsklärwerk Bitterfeld-Wolfen GmbH

Jenaer Nahverkehr GmbH

Land Brandenburg

OHB System AG

PD Berater der öffentlichen Hand GmbH

Stadt Wyk auf Föhr

Stiftung Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas

Work highlights

  • Comprehensive advice to a private hospital group on the structuring and implementation of procurement procedures for the digitisation of the group’s clinics within the framework of the Hospital Future Act, including IT issues.

  • Advising a foreign shipyard group as a subcontractor in the federal government’s procurement process for the construction of a research vessel.

  • Advice and representation of a satellite manufacturer in procurement proceedings for the procurement of communications satellites as well as representation in the procurement review proceeding at the Federal Public Procurement Chamber.

GvW Graf von Westphalen

Public contracting authorities rely on the procurement expertise of GvW Graf von Westphalen, particularly in connection with IT, healthcare and transport procurement. The team regularly acts in award and review procedures and assists with tenders that serve to expand public infrastructure: in addition to hospital modernisations, police investments and urban development projects, this also includes global sustainability procurement in relation to development aid. Practice head Bettina Meyer-Hofmann is considered an expert in procurement under the Hospital Future Act and also regularly advises on procurement issues that raise overarching state aid or foreign trade law issues.

Practice head(s):

Bettina Meyer-Hofmann

Other key lawyers:

Ingrid Reichling; Dietrich Drömann; Birgit Lotz; Michael Kleiber; Jana Gretschel


‘Broad coverage of legal areas that overlap with public procurement law; understandable communication of complicated legal issues.’

‘Dietrich Drömann: Offers very conscientious and timely handling of assigned tasks. He is also open to new ways of thinking.

Key clients


Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Unterricht und Kultus

DRM Datenraum Mobilität GmBH

Land NRW

Land Sachsen-Anhalt

Land Thüringen

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V.

Ministerium des Inneren für Digitalisierung und Kommunen Baden-Württemberg

Nahverkehrsservice Sachsen-Anhalt GmbH

QGroup GmbH

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

St. Franziskus Stiftung Münster

Stadt Bottrop

Universität Siegen

Universitätsklinikum Regensburg

Verband der Reservisten der Deutschen Bundeswehr e.V

Work highlights

  • Advising the state of Saxony-Anhalt and the Free State of Thuringia as well as various other authorities on regional rail transport awards in the rail networks in central Germany affected by the Abellio insolvency.

  • Advising and representing the Bavarian State Ministry of Education and Culture in various EU procurement procedures as part of the BayernCloud School project to provide cloud-based communication channels for Bavarian schools.

  • Advice and representation of Max Planck Society for the Sciences in numerous national and EU-wide procurement procedures including review procedures, especially in ​​delivery and services sectors as well as in ​​IT procurement.

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP's procurement team primarily acts on the bidding side and represents large companies in bidding and review procedures that serve politically relevant projects such as EU-wide vaccine procurement or the expansion of the German energy and fast-charging infrastructure. Here, the group regularly advises across practice groups, including on regulatory procurement issues in connection with public-sector transactions or third-country subsidies. Thomas Dünchheim is a key contact for procurement advice at the interface to corporate law, while practice head Marc Schweda is an expert in procurement and competition law issues; the latter advises companies from the energy and healthcare sectors as well as the defense industry.

Practice head(s):

Marc Schweda

Other key lawyers:

Thomas Dünchheim; Tobias Großevollmer


‘Thomas Dünchheim: Provides necessary legal clarity in a risk-averse municipal environment. He knows what’s important.’

‘Excellent specialist knowledge across the entire public law range. Excellent problem-solving approaches, not least through an enormous wealth of experience. Excellent top-level network in the public sector. Very high level of quality, reliability and adherence to delivery dates.’

‘Highly professional team, always ready to respond to short-term inquiries with a high level of legal expertise.’

‘Thomas Dünchheim: Highly professional, engaging and tailored to the client’s specific needs.’

‘Thomas Dünchheim: Has the advantage that as mayor he has already sat on the other side and therefore knows that “laboratory conditions” do not prevail in reality.’

‘They are successfully working on requirements together across hierarchy levels. Skills complement each other.’

‘Thomas Dünchheim and Tobias Großevollmer: A great support. It is precisely in their interaction that caution and thorough analysis come together with practical relevance and the will to find a solution. We really appreciate that.’

Key clients

Autobahn Tank & Rast GmbH

BTC Business Technology Consulting AG

Chubu Electric Power Co Inc.

Dietrich Deutscher Ring GbR

EAM Beteiligungen GmbH

Investitionsbank Sachsen-Anhalt der Norddeutschen Landesbank Girozentrale

Iqony GmbH

Koelnmesse GmbH


Lockheed Martin

Moderna Switzerland GmbH



PROSOZ Herten Softwareentwicklungs- und Beratungsgesellschaft für Gemeinden, Städte und Kreise mbH


Skyborn Renewables GmbH

WTE Wassertechnik GmbH

aov.IT Servcies GmbH

rhenag Rheinische Energie Aktiengesellschaft

Work highlights

  • Procurement advice to Moderna Switzerland GmbH in various German and European tendering procedures regarding vaccine procurement, including with regard to the joint procurement of pandemic vaccines by the EU in cases of serious cross-border health risks.

  • Comprehensive advice to Autobahn Tank & Rast GmbH on procurement law and other legal aspects in connection with the development of fast-charging infrastructure at managed rest areas on German motorways in accordance with the new fast-charging law, including representation before the federal Autobahn GmbH as well as in the procurement review process of Tesla and Fastned.

  • Ongoing advice on procurement law for the investment bank Saxony-Anhalt of Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale.


LUTZ | ABEL RECHTSANWALTS PARTG MBB's broad client roster includes both contracting authorities and contractors, which the practice advises on numerous procurements, innovation partnerships, review procedures and procurement compliance issues. The team handles a particularly high number of high-profile matters in the healthcare sector, where it assists with procurement and contractual issues related to large clinic developments; the team also handles procurement proceedings for administrative digitisation projects as well as for politically relevant research initiatives. The practice is led by Mathias Mantler, who primarily advises on tenders for innovative technologies and real estate construction.

Practice head(s):

Mathias Mantler

Other key lawyers:

Marc Röbke; Christian Kokew; Daniel Junk; Anne-Christine Wieler


What is unique is the expert’s excellent accessibility and extremely short response time; they are also characterised by their high level of professional expertise and their flexibility in responding to the client’s requirements.

At Lutz Abel, individual lawyers impress with great professional expertise. In our opinion, what is particularly noteworthy is the very good cooperation and coordination within the team of consultants, which often includes lawyers from different locations and legal areas. We benefit directly as we quickly receive all important information from a single source. We are very satisfied with the quality of advice and appreciate the uncomplicated cooperation and very good accessibility.’

The entire team is extremely technically experienced and takes on any topics and tasks that we bring to them. The team has been consistent over the years and is familiar with the requirements of our company. We greatly appreciate short periods of training and spontaneous legal advice.’

Christian Kokew: Advises passionately, sound, committed and always with outstanding results.’

Marc Röbke: Communication with him is always on equal footing, is objective, trusting, direct and human, which means that very good results are achieved. There is no “it doesn’t work” here. Very pleasant and uncomplicated communication with regular updates on the current progress of tenders. The technical information was always reliable and helpful in completing our tasks.

Anne-Christine Wieler: High level of competence, excellent collaboration, pleasant cooperation.’

Mathias Mantler: Together with his team, he has developed into the most important guide for our daily procurement practice for almost a decade now. The client’s goals and the creative search for legally secure solutions are always in the foreground. Quick, textbook solution is just as much a part of the solution space as innovative approaches that push limits. Economic efficiency and transparency towards clients are very important. For us, Mr. Mantler is the most important link to the Lutz Abel firm across all legal matters and, when in doubt, he works day and night with vigor and enthusiasm to find the best contact for our urgent concerns.

Daniel Junk: Always approachable. Pragmatic and solution-oriented.

Key clients

Allianz SE

Aloys Baron GmbH

Arbeiterwohlfahrt Bundesverband e.V.

Bavarian International School gemeinnützige Aktiengesellschaft

Bayerische Hausbau

Berufsförderungswerk München gemeinnützige Gesellschaft mbH

Bundesagentur für Arbeit

Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin

Bundesgartenschau Mannheim 2023 gGmbH


EGNO – Entwicklungsgesellschaft Norderstedt GmbH

EIT RawMaterials GmbH

Eurofins Medigenomix Forensik GmbH

FJD Information Technologies AG

Giant Monkey GmbH

Hanse Innovation Campus GmbH

Humboldt Forum Service GmbH

Investitionsbank des Landes Brandenburg

Jobcenter Dachau

Jobcenter Landkreis Northeim

Jobcenter Mannheim

Kliniken des Landkreis Lörrach gGmbH

Klinikum Memmingen AöR

Kyndryl Deutschland GmbH

Landeshauptstadt München

Landkreis Böblingen

Landkreis Ebersberg

Landratsamt Neu-Ulm

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

M-net Telekommunikations GmbH


MIKRONIKA spólka z o.o

Medgas-Technik GmbH

ParTec AG

Reiflock GmbH

Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg

Samtgemeinde Barnstorf

Schwester Euthymia Stiftung

Stadt Bad Reichenhall

Stadt Sindelfingen

Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss

TMH Trading GmbH

TUM Campus Heilbronn

TUM MRI – Klinikum Rechts der Isar

TUMint Energy Research GmbH

VBB Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH

VMV – Verkehrsgesellschaft Mecklenburg-Vorpommern mbH

Volvo Group

WISAG Konzern

Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau AG

iRights.Lab GmbH

Work highlights

  • Comprehensive advice to VBB Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH in the transport sector on complex and sometimes new legal issues at the interface to several legal areas (funding law, state aid law, IT law).

  • Comprehensive project-related advice for the Böblingen district on all procurement and contractual issues for the new construction of the airfield clinic for Böblingen district clinics gGmbH.

  • Cross-practice and cross-location advice to Jobcenter Holzminden Association, Northeim district, Hameln-Pyrmont, Siegen-Wittgenstein district touching on several legal areas (procurement law, funding law, data protection law, social security law).

Oppenländer Rechtsanwälte

Oppenländer Rechtsanwälte's procurement practice has strengths in advising on antitrust-related matters and primarily assists with procurement projects in the healthcare sector. In addition to designing and processing tenders, the team also advises bidders on self-cleaning as well as procurement and antitrust compliance related to transactions, joint ventures and contract terminations. Practice head Matthias Ulshöfer is particularly well versed in dispute resolution: clients call upon the healthcare procurement expert not only in complaints and review proceedings, but also in compensation proceedings and investigations before the EU Commission. In cooperation with its transport practice group, the team increasingly advises public sector clients on public transport tenders and direct awards.

Practice head(s):

Matthias Ulshöfer

Other key lawyers:

Corina Jürschik-Grau


‘Very effective team. Delivers excellent results even under time pressure. Perfectly connected and perfectly coordinated. A winning team.’

‘Corina Jürschik-Grau: Absolutely competent and delivers very usable results even for the most complex questions .’

‘Matthias Ulshöfer: Totally motivated to take on the topic and has delved deeply into it.’

Key clients

Accord Healthcare GmbH

Connect Com GmbH

Dexcel Pharma GmbH


DUALIS GmbH IT Solution

Dürr AG

DZR Deutsches Zahnärztliches Rechenzentrum GmbH

ETS Didactic


Forst BW

Fraunhofer Gesellschaften

Geistdörfer GmbH& Co. KG

Gross GmbH& Co. KG

Heilemann GmbH

Hirschburger Frischdienst GmbH


IEP Institut für Europäische Politik

iTAC Software AG

Intas B2B

Jenapharm GmbH

Müller Reisen GmbH& Co. KG

Noweda GmbH

Optica Abrechnungszentrum Dr. Güldener GmbH

Purple Pulse Lidar Systems S.L.

Rigaku SE

Sachverständigen-Büro Munz

Schreiber Brückendehntechnik

SP-Sinan Polat Bau GmbH

Stadt Gießen

Stahlbau Magdeburg GmbH

Th. Geyer GmbH& Co. KG

Urgo GmbH

Verkehrsverbund VVS

Wepa Apothekenbedarf GmbH& Co KG

Work highlights

  • Comprehensive advice on procurement law and antitrust law for an international pharmaceutical company on the establishment of a joint venture in the healthcare sector, particularly with regard to the double participation of group companies.

  • Procurement law support and assessment of the self-cleaning of a market-leading company when tendering for a large-volume contract from the Baden-Württemberg police.

  • Procurement law and foreign trade law advice and representation of Swiss Connect Com AG in the EU Commission’s cancellation proceedings for price compensation of anti-dumping duties on imports of optical fiber optic cables from the People’s Republic of China.

Taylor Wessing

Thanks to its in-depth expertise in strategic project support and dispute resolution, Taylor Wessing is able to provide comprehensive advice on procurement law to federal and state ministries as well as various companies and institutions on the bidding and tendering side. The practice focuses on defense and infrastructure as well as healthcare and assists with tenders and contracts for important administrative and clinical digitalisation projects and also represents large companies in security-relevant bidding procedures. While practice head Marco Hartmann-Rüppel assists with procurement antitrust issues, Michael Brüggemann is experienced in defense procurement and represents the public sector in procurement and review proceedings, among other matters.

Practice head(s):

Marco Hartmann-Rüppel

Other key lawyers:

Michael Brüggemann; Johannes Schaadt-Wambach


‘Michael Brüggemann and Johannes Schaadt-Wambach: Experts in supporting aviation authorities in tenders in accordance with the Ground Handling Services Ordinance. They have excellent market knowledge and outstanding, tried-and-tested legal expertise. Michael Brüggemann and his team work extremely efficiently and offer practical solutions.’

‘Compared to other law firms, notes/reports are also understandable for non-lawyers, which is a big advantage. Even in large projects, the scope of advice can easily be scaled up or down to suit needs at short notice.’

‘Michael Brüggemann: Pragmatic and focused. Very extensive professional experience and industry knowledge. In addition to legal aspects, it also includes company-specific, strategic and political considerations so that the results of the legal advice can later be implemented in practice. Very pleasant to deal with as a person.’

Key clients

Alpina Management GmbH

Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) AöR

Brinkmann & Partner

Bundesministerium des Innern

Bundesverband Gesundheits-IT

EGN Entsorgungsgesellschaft Niederrhein


Enterprise Autovermietung Deutschland B.V + Co. KG

Fachklinikum Mainschleife GmbH

Flughafen Frankfurt Hahn GmbH

Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg

HiSolutions AG

Israelitisches Krankenhaus

Kastanienbaum GmbH

kohlpharma AG

Land Berlin / HiSolutions AG

Land Niedersachsen

Marienhaus GmbH

Niedersächsische Landesbehörde für Straßenbau und Verkehr

Orthopädisches Krankenhaus Schloss Werneck

Rhein-Kreis Neuss

Universitätsklinikum Frankfurt

Bezirk Unterfranken

Werner Wicker GmbH & Co. KG

Work highlights

  • Procurement advice to the Federal Ministry of the Interior regarding the procurement of an IT tool for license management and an AuK tool.

  • Comprehensive advice on procurement and state aid law for Flughafen Frankfurt Hahn GmbH due to insolvency; advice on tendering obligations based on sector regulations and additional provisions of funding notices.

  • Procurement advice to the Federal Ministry of the Interior on the Bundescloud project; setting up a cloud broker.

avocado rechtsanwälte

avocado Rechtsanwälte client base primarily includes municipalities as well as companies and public institutions in the waste disposal and circular economy, which the group advises on planning law issues and procurement as well as review proceedings; the team assists with procurement for waste disposal services and urban infrastructure projects on both the bidder and contracting side. It is also increasingly active in tenders in the health and transport sectors. The practice is jointly managed by Markus Figgen, who has many years of experience in procurement and PPP procedures, and Rebecca Schäffer, who is experienced in waste disposal and digitalisation procurement.

Practice head(s):

Markus Figgen; Rebecca Schäffer


‘Markus Figgen: Has excellent knowledge of all laws, regulations, etc. that affect the waste disposal industry. I don’t know anyone with comparable knowledge. Added to this is his practical knowledge of the industry.’

‘The team around clever strategist Markus Figgen is outstanding.’

‘Rebecca Schäffer: Attentive, competent, friendly, determined. Always a help in all matters.’

Key clients

AVG Abfallentsorgungs- und verwertungsgesellschaft Köln mbH

AWB Köln GmbH

BDE Bundesverband der deutschen Entsorgungswirtschaft e.V.

BLUES Bay. Logistik Umwelt & Entsorgungs Systeme GmbH

Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels Landesverband Berlin-Brandenburg e.V.

Deutsches Evaluierungsinstitut der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit

Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik

Dialogue Social Enterprice GmbH

EW Medien & Kongresse GmbH

GMVA Gemeinschafts-Müll-Verbrennungsan-lage Niederrhein GmbH

Gas- und Wärmeinstitut Essen e. V.

HauptwegNebenwege GmbH

Hessenwasser GmbH & Co. KG

Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg

Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main

Ilmtalklinik GmbH

Innotec Abfallmanagement GmbH

Institut für Qualität und Wirtschaftlichkeit im Gesundheitswesen

Kliniken im Naturpark Altmühltal

Landkreis Gifhorn

Markt Pförring



Reguvis Fachmedien GmbH

Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, Heilbronn

Rhein-Sieg-Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH

S+P Engineering GmbH

Schönmackers Umweltdienste GmbH & Co. KGStadt Krefeld

Stadtbetrieb Frechen GmbH

Zentrum Bayern Familie und Soziales

Work highlights

  • Representation of RETERRA Südwest GmbH in a procurement review procedure regarding a waste disposal tender in Rhineland-Palatinate before the Rhineland-Palatinate Public Procurement Chamber.

  • Ongoing comprehensive procurement and contract law advice to the Ulm University Hospital, most recently, among other things, in the tender for planning services for the UKU master plan for the next 20 years as well as in the tender for a total contractor for the planning and construction of a mixed ward and laboratory building for Covid research in modular construction.

  • Comprehensive procurement, IT and data protection support for the Bavarian Family and Social Center in a competitive dialogue for the procurement of TR-RESISCAN-compliant incoming mail and old file scanning devices.

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance's public procurement group specialises in infrastructure PPPs and healthcare projects. The practice assists contracting authorities with important tenders for construction projects and energy policy projects; due to its close cooperation with its corporate and healthcare practices, the team is also well equipped to advise pharmaceutical companies in award and review proceedings on the bidder side. Led by counsel Steffen Amelung, the team further assists with procurement aspects of a large number of M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

Steffen Amelung

Other key lawyers:

Fabio Quitadamo


‘I like the pragmatic and strategic approach. The communication is excellent and team-oriented.’

‘Steffen Amelung: He is a reason for us to work with Clifford Chance. We are very satisfied with the commitment and expertise.’

Haver & Mailänder Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB

Haver & Mailänder Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB stands out due to its extensive range of advice, which tenderers and bidders rely on in a wide variety of procurements; the practice focuses on procurement for the Bundeswehr, digitalisation projects and tenders in the pharmaceutical sector. With skills in award design and litigation, the team is further adept to comprehensively assist with innovative modernisation projects, including at federal level. Practice head Alexander Hübner has deep expertise in procurement law and advises on procurement for broadband expansion and telemedicine services.

Practice head(s):

Alexander Hübner


‘Highly committed, efficient, highly competent, friendly.’

‘Alexander Hübner: Has a razor-sharp mind. He confidently oversees even seemingly hopeless situations and finds approaches and solutions in a calm and focused manner. Extremely well versed in procurement law, curious in the best sense of the word, in order to safely venture into previously unknown territory.’

‘Excellent specific knowledge of tendering and concession law. Understandable and detailed information and intensive exchange between lawyer and client (Dr. Alexander Hübner).’

‘Alexander Hübner: Takes care of his clients with unique precision and a very high level of commitment. Legal statements are always of very good quality.’

‘The cooperation is competent and reliable. Our problems were always recorded and dealt with very thoroughly.’

‘Alexander Hübner: Achieves the impossible – making very complex legal facts clear to the layperson and doing the whole thing with a lot of humor!’

‘Alexander Hübner: Impresses with a lot of success when it comes to representing his clients, especially on issues relating to the pharmaceutical tenders of statutory health insurance.’

HFK Rechtsanwälte LLP

Comprehensive industry knowledge of the infrastructure and real estate sectors allows HFK Rechtsanwälte LLP to advise contracting authorities and contractors on innovative large-scale projects. Here, the group places a particular focus on assisting municipalities with extensive tenders for smart city services, with Till Kemper's urban planning and environmental law expertise also coming to the fore. Furthermore, practice heads Jörg Stoye and Sebastian Conrad advise on procurements in the rail transport sector, for new hospital and university buildings as well as IT contracts and regularly represent clients in review and compensation proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Jörg Stoye; Sebastian Conrad

Other key lawyers:

Till Kemper

Key clients


BWMK Behinderten-Werk Main-Kinzig e. V.

Flughafen GmbH Kassel

Gemeinde Langenargen am Bodensee

HA Hessen Agentur GmbH

Ingenieurkammer Hessen

KWS Verkehrsmittelwerbung GmbH

RTW Planungsgesellschaft mbH, Frankfurt

Stadt Aalen

Stadt Heidenheim

Stadtbahngesellschaft mbH Bad Homburg v. d. Höhe

Städtisches Klinikum Karlsruhe gGmbH

FC Gruppe

Healy Hudson

Smarte Grenzregion Flensburg Schleswig

Staatliches Bau- und Liegenschaftsamt Rostock

Stadt Hildesheim

Verkehrsministerium BaWü

Work highlights

  • Representation of the RTW planning company in the EU Commission’s funding review procedures.

  • Advising BWI GmbH, a federal public IT company for the defense and security sector, on large-volume IT contracts.

  • Advising the city of Hildesheim on the strategic planning, awarding and implementation of Smart City Solutions.

K&L Gates LLP

K&L Gates LLP has extensive expertise in handling local and municipal tenders and bidding procedures. The team regularly assists with competitive tenders, particularly in the health, infrastructure and transport sectors, and also applies its procurement experience in concluding and terminating PPP contracts. Annette Mutschler-Siebert heads the practice and has industry knowledge in the infrastructure and pharmaceutical sectors as well as interface expertise in antitrust law.

Practice head(s):

Annette Mutschler-Siebert

Other key lawyers:

Marion Baumann


‘Immense commitment, remarkable reliability, very high professional quality, very good knowledge of the industry.’

‘Annette Mutschler-Siebert: Offers very high professional quality and very good knowledge of the industry. Far above average good advice and support.’

Key clients

Telio Communications GmbH

Aliud Pharma GmbH

Bayerische Landesbank

Work highlights

  • Long-term and ongoing procurement advice to Telio Communications GmbH on various procurement and review procedures.

  • Ongoing advice on procurement law to Aliud Pharma GmbH.

Lexton Rechtsanwälte

Clients in the healthcare and hospital sectors as well as in the infrastructure industry call on Lexton Rechtsanwälte in contract negotiations, procurement procedures and inspections. The team primarily advises contracting authorities on the design of IT and construction contracts, but is also particularly active in litigation on the bidder side and acts in connection with large transport procurements. Procurement and administrative law expert Peter Michael Probst heads the practice and also advises on PPP issues.

Practice head(s):

Peter Michael Probst

Other key lawyers:

Fabian Winters


‘Pragmatic approach, but the results are always legally tenable/justifiable. Legally always up to date.’

‘Peter Michael Probst: Top professional and manages to present complex issues in simple words and provide a solution. ‘

‘Fabian Winters: An outstanding specialist in public procurement law who deals with the issues in a competent and pleasant manner. He also uses his open, determined style, which is characterised by a balanced choice of words, very successfully at public procurement chambers or court hearings. His legal assessments regularly hit the mark. It’s a great pleasure to work with him.’

Key clients

Stadler Deutschland GmbH

Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Vivantes – Netzwerk für Gesundheit GmbH

UKM Infrastruktur Management GmbH

Labor Berlin – Charité Vivantes

Kreisspitalstiftung Weißenhorn

Evangelische Lukas-Stiftung Altenburg

Klinikum St. Marien Amberg

Klinikum Würzburg Mitte

Mühlenkreiskliniken AöR

Dreifaltigkeits-Hospital Lippstadt gem. GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advice and support for St. Marien Amberg Clinic in the procurement of a modern monitoring system in the clinic.

Menold Bezler

Menold Bezler primarily advises public clients at local to federal levels on the conception, design and implementation of tenders in the infrastructure and transport sectors. While Beatrice Fabry advises on structuring procurement procedures and investor competitions for public transport expansion, Frank Meininger is responsible for infrastructure projects, which include highway renovations and new clinic buildings. The team is also increasingly active in IT tenders for administrative digitalisation; Martin Ott assists with both procurement and data protection aspects of these projects.

Practice head(s):

Beatrice Fabry; Frank Meininger

Other key lawyers:

Alexander Dörr; Karsten Kayser; Martin Ott


‘Practical relevance and solution orientation; targeted advice.’

‘Menold Bezler always shows us creative and yet legally secure solutions.’

‘Karsten Kayser: He has exceptionally qualified legal expertise and is excellent at assisting municipal committees with complex legal issues.’

Key clients

Eichsfeld Klinikum gGmbH

Landkreis Karlsruhe

Landkreis Sigmaringen

Landkreis Zollernalbkreis

Ortenau Klinikum

Stadt Ulm

Umwelt- und Energieagentur Kreis Karlsruhe GmbH

Universität Stuttgart

Work highlights

  • Advising the city of Ulm on the tender for a pilot project involving the modernisation of various structures along the B10 in form of a partnering process.

  • Advising the Sigmaringen district on the award of the contract for planning, construction and operation of the Bertha Benz School as part of a public-private partnership.

  • Advising the environmental and energy agency Kreis Karlsruhe GmbH on setting up a district-wide heat backbone to establish district heating supply from deep geothermal energy.


Raue does particularly well in the Berlin-Brandenburg region and maintains good relationships with public contracting authorities who entrust the team with the structuring and implementation of tenders in the infrastructure, transport and health sectors. Practice head Bettina Stimmereich further advises bidders on large construction and defense tenders and in this context, also regularly applies her litigation skills. Procurement compliance related to corporate transactions and public grant audits represents another mainstay.

Practice head(s):

Bettina Tugendreich


‘The specialist knowledge of the Raue team is unique and the client relationship is characterized by deep trust. We feel in good hands. The high level of expertise in public procurement law is excellent.’

‘Bettina Stimmereich: Lives up to her excellent reputation. Her professional expertise and experience in public procurement law are brilliant. At the same time, working with her is very pleasant and uncomplicated.’

‘The firm houses a balanced team with proven expertise in procurement, press, copyright, IT and contract law.’

Key clients

Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe Anstalt des öffentlichen Rechts

Kapsch TrafficCom AG

Kliniken Nordoberpfalz AG

Land Berlin (Tegel Projekt GmbH)

MIA Medical Information Analytics GmbH

Planungsgemeinschaft Neues Gartenfeld

Z-Catering Berlin GmbH & Co. KG

Work highlights

  • Legal advice to the State of Berlin, represented by the state-owned project company Tegel Projekt GmbH, on the planning of the transformation of the site of today’s Berlin-Tegel Airport into an innovative commercial, industrial and research location.

  • Ongoing procurement law advice to Z-Catering Berlin GmbH & Co. KG; Additional advice on asserting contractual claims after the contract has been awarded.

  • Supporting the Neues Gartenfeld planning community in a bidding process to select a district operator.

Watson Farley & Williams LLP

Watson Farley & Williams LLP has recently attracted numerous new instructions, particularly in the healthcare and transport sectors, and impresses with comprehensive procurement and antitrust expertise as well as PPP knowledge. On both the contracting authorities and bidder side, the team regularly acts in award and negotiation proceedings for public transport expansion, the digitalisation of the health system and for various energy and broadband projects. Practice head Felix Siebler not only advises on the implementation of procurement proceedings, but also on the structuring of internal procurement systems. With the arrival of counsel Norbert Schleper (previously at Waldeck Rechtsanwälte PartmbB) in July 2022, the team gained a contract law expert.

Practice head(s):

Felix Siebler

Other key lawyers:

Norbert Schleper


‘Uncomplicated, quick help, available at any time, top know-how.’

‘Complete service concept.’

Key clients

Abellio Transport Holding B.V.

Alstom Transport Germany

Autobahn GmbH des Bundes

Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wohnen, Bau und Verkehr

GP Joule GmbH

Eurofiber Germany GmbH

HJS Emission Technology GmbH & Co. KG

Kliniken Südostbayern AG

Klinik Kompetenz Bayern eG

Klinikum Landkreis Erding

Klinikum Passau

Laber-Naab Infrastruktur GmbH

LANCOM Systems GmbH

Naturwärme Kirchweidach-Haslach GmbH

NS Groep N.V.


Vodafone GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advising Klinik-Kompetenz-Bayern eG and Bavarian Hospital Society eV on the conception and implementation of a Europe-wide tender process for an IT bundle framework agreement for the introduction of a patient portal and data center operation using funding.

  • Advising the Bavarian State Ministry of Housing, Construction and Transport on the conception and implementation of a Europe-wide tender for a master agreement for employee bicycle leasing for more than 300,000 employees of the Free State of Bavaria, Bavarian University Hospitals and Bavarian State Forests.

  • Representation of the Federal Autobahn GmbH in review and appeal proceedings before the 2nd Federal Public Procurement Chamber and the Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court due to the rollout of fast-charging infrastructure at managed rest areas in accordance with the Fast-Charging Act.

BBG und Partner

BBG und Partner focuses on transport and infrastructure procurement and assists with large award and review proceedings for the expansion of various public transport and regional rail transport networks. This specialisation also reflects the expertise of its practice management: while Niels Griem, Gerrit Landsberg, Jantje Struß and Malte Linnemeyer regularly advise on transport awards and IT procurement for on-demand transport systems, Johannes Mosters primarily assists the public sector with the awarding of construction and planning services.

Practice head(s):

Niels Griem; Malte Linnemeyer; Gerrit Landsberg; Johannes Mosters; Jantje Struß


‘BBG and partners are THE specialists for legal issues in the transport sector.’

‘Gerrit Landsberg: Offers excellent procurement law expertise for the awarding of transport services. Challenging innovative issues, such as the allocation of on-demand transport services in area operations, are also mastered. Particularly noteworthy is the very high quality of legal representation in the context of procurement review procedures.’

‘A very broad and professional law firm in public procurement law.’

Key clients

Bayerische Eisenbahngesellschaft

Brunner GmbH


HEAG mobilo

Immobilien Bremen

Freie Hansestadt Bremen

Land Berlin

Land Brandenburg

Landesanstalt für Altlastenfreistellung Sachsen-Anhalt

Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen mbH

Landkreis Freudenstadt

Region Hannover

Regionalverband Großraum Braunschweig

Stadt Hürth

Chatham Partners LLP

Chatham Partners LLP's team is led by Marco Núñez Müller, who is experienced in public law,  and advises on various contracts and concession awards in the energy and infrastructure, where it also applies its state aid expertise. In addition to assisting clients with tenders and bidding proceedings, the team is also regularly instructed to examine contracting authority characteristics of publicly held institutions. The client base includes sea and airport operators as well as various municipalities and real estate companies.

Practice head(s):

Marco Núñez Müller

Key clients

Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg


Hansestadt Lübeck

Lübecker Hafen-Gesellschaft mbH

Trianel GmbH

Jungheinrich AG

ZEBRA Handelshaus GmbH

Hochtief AG


Isartal Health Media GmbH & Co. KG


Kreis Pinneberg

DLA Piper

DLA Piper primarily acts in the IT and infrastructure sectors and advises companies on the bidding side as well as an increasing number of public contracting authorities on issues relating to procurement and concession contracts. The team regularly assists clients with nationwide procurement projects and represents them in contract negotiations and review proceedings. Frank Roth is considered an expert in PPPs and project financing and advises on projects related to the transport transition and administrative digitalisation, while practice head Thomas Gädtke focuses on dispute resolution.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Gädtke

Other key lawyers:

Frank Roth


‘Frank Roth: Technically tip-top and extremely convincing in complex award situations, always confidently in control of the process.’

Key clients


Flughafen Köln/Bonn GmbH

Autobahn Tank & Rast GmbH

Work highlights

  • Procurement law advice and support for the project management and SAP’s legal department on a variety of legal issues relating to several specialist areas that arise from the establishment and operation of a sovereign cloud platform for the German administration.

Dolde Mayen & Partner

A large number of municipalities and municipal utilities rely on the procurement law expertise of Dolde Mayen & Partner in structuring tenders, negotiating contract adjustments and in Europe-wide procurement and review procedures. The team regularly advises on procurement for energy and water supply and is also experienced in construction and IT contracts. Practice heads Andrea Vetter and Tina Bergmann are also considered experts in transport and waste disposal procurement.

Practice head(s):

Andrea Vetter; Tina Bergmann

Key clients

Gemeinde Grenzach-Wyhlen

Stadt Riedlingen

Zweckverband Bodensee-Wasserversorgung

Work highlights

  • Supporting the city of Riedlingen in a Europe-wide procurement process for the construction and operation of an outpatient medical service center with two outpatient operating theaters and a ward.

  • Supporting a municipal utility in a Europe-wide award procedure for the award of heat management planning with the aim of a climate-neutral heat supply for a municipality by 2040.

DOMBERT Rechtsanwälte

DOMBERT Rechtsanwälte's procurement expertise borders on administrative and constitutional law and is primarily aimed at public contracting authorities. The practice focuses on municipal project management and regularly assists with tendering and implementation of procurement proceedings for new urban and rural hospital as well as school and daycare center projects. In addition to his expertise in this area, practice head Janko Geßner also increasingly advises on IT and infrastructure procurement at federal level, where he also represents the bidding side.

Practice head(s):

Janko Geßner

Key clients

Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien

Landkreis Oberhavel

LSO Life Science Oberhavel GmbH

Stadt Schwarzheide – Leistungszentrum Lausitz

Stadt Zossen

Work highlights

  • Advising the city of Schwarzheide – Lausitz performance center on the realisation of a training center for so-called MINT professions, especially for the chemical industry (BASF), with a project volume of around €90 million.

  • Advising LSO Life Science Oberhavel GmbH and the Oberhavel district on the Europe-wide award of project management and planning services for the new expansion of the Hennigsdorf BioTech campus as part of the integrated overall measure ‘Development of the Hennigsdorf Life Science Cluster’.

Hengeler Mueller

Hengeler Mueller's procurement practice is led by ESG and compliance expert Jan Bonhage and advises on both national EU-wide tenders and procurement procedures in the infrastructure, transport and technology sectors as well as on regulatory procurement issues. The team is instructed by large industrial and energy companies to advise on self-cleaning and procurement law requirements of innovative cross-border projects. In addition to strategic issues, Bonhage also supports clients in audit and financial control proceedings, including at European level.

Practice head(s):

Jan Bonhage


In addition to representing bidders in award and review proceedings, Noerr's procurement practice provides interdisciplinary advice on a range of regulatory procurement issues. Practice head Julian von Lucius advises on antitrust and procurement obligations in connection with corporate projects and business model changes. On project level, the practice has accumulated particular industry knowledge in the infrastructure and IT areas; among other matters, the team is increasingly active in tenders for the energy and transport transition.

Practice head(s):

Julian von Lucius

Other key lawyers:

Olav Wagner; Carsten Bringmann; Ines Mittermeier

Key clients

EAM GmbH & Co. KG


MIDEWA Wasserversorgungsgesellschaft in Mitteldeutschland GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advising a provider of charging infrastructure on procurement , contract and public law related to its participation in the procurement procedure for the so-called ‘Deutschlandnetz’ by the BMVI and Autobahn GmbH, including negotiations with the BMVD.

  • Comprehensive procurement and corporate advice to EAM GmbH & Co. KG on the conception and implementation of the establishment of a company that will support municipal shareholders with various services during the energy transition.

  • Public law advice to Wettstar GmbH, including with regard to a possible application for one of four concessions advertised by the Schleswig-Holstein Ministry of the Interior for the organisation of online casino games.


Oppenhoff focuses on assisting with IT and defense procurements and is well connected, particularly on the bidding side. The team represents clients in large procurement and review proceedings relating to Bundeswehr and NATO equipment as well as administrative digitalisation and also assists with M&A-related procurement compliance. Heiko Höfler (procurement and foreign trade law), who previously headed the practice, joined PwC Legal (PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal AG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft) in December 2023.

Other key lawyers:

Holger Hofmann

Key clients

Airbus Defence and Space GmbH

IAI Israel Aerospace Industries

KMW+NEXTER Defense Systems N.V.

MBDA Germany

Sparkassen Finanzinformatik

Work highlights

  • Advice to Sparkasse Finanzinformatik on an IT outsourcing project with a pilot character for the Free State of Bavaria, with a volume of more than €1 billion.

  • Procurement-related advice to a large defense company in relation to a large-volume NATO procurement.


Rittershaus is experienced in assisting with construction and infrastructure projects as well as IT procurement and is regularly instructed by the public sector to advise on integrated project management issues. The team represents clients such as Deutsche Bahn and the City of Frankfurt am Main in procurement and review proceedings for the implementation of large transport projects and new urban buildings. Here, clients can particularly rely on the competencies of practice head Antje Boldt, who is considered an expert in contract processing.

Practice head(s):

Antje Boldt

Other key lawyers:

Manuela Luft; Christoph Rung; Julia Zerwell


‘Antje Boldt: impresses with excellent expertise in ​​construction and procurement law, especially with regard to IPA projects and multi-party contracts. I appreciate her cooperative, creative and solution-oriented way of approaching issues, her reliability and her always respectful and personal, warm approach. The collaboration with Prof. Dr. Boldt has been a great asset and a great joy for me and my team so far!’

‘Antje Boldt’s team impresses with practical, targeted and professional communication and advice. The availability and question-answer behavior are of an unusually high quality – our team feels they are always well advised.’

‘Antje Boldt: An excellent lawyer who always knows how to advise in the interests of the project. She focuses on the essentials and conveys her advice in a language that is extremely understandable for engineers. Working with her is of the highest quality and is always extremely pleasant and on an equal footing.’

Key clients

Deutsche Bahn AG

DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH

Gemeinde Reichelsheim

Gemeinschafts-Müllheizkraftwerk Ludwigshafen GmbH

Stadt Heidelberg

Stadt Darmstadt

Stadt Frankfurt am Main

Work highlights

  • Assistance to Deutsche Bahn AG and DB Fahrzeuginstandhalte GmBH with the award procedure for the project ‘Upgrade line (ABS) Stuttgart – Singen – D/CH border, northern section (Gäubahn)’.

  • Advising St. Theresien-Krankenhaus Nürnberg gGmbH on procurements as part of the funding under the Hospital Future Act, both with regard to smaller IT hardware as well as to more extensive projects such as the procurement of digital treatment documentation.

  • Regular advice on procurement law to the city of Frankfurt am Main.

SKW Schwarz

Public contracting authorities, as well as companies on the bidding side, rely on SKW Schwarz' in-depth industry expertise in the healthcare sector (especially emergency services/civil protection). Here, the team assists with tenders for contracts and concessions as well as with litigation related to inspections, price adjustments and complaints. In addition to various emergency service procurements for municipalities, practice head René Kieselmann also advises on tenders in the infrastructure and IT sectors, including in connection with the Hospital Future Act.

Practice head(s):

René Kieselmann

Other key lawyers:

Mathias Pajunk; Karin Deichmann


‘Unusually great sensitivity and empathy for the details and peculiarities of the question and the overall context. Outstandingly high level of expertise. Openness to questions and arguments beyond traditional justifications and with regard to necessary revisions.’

‘SKW Schwarz’s procurement practice delves very deeply into technical requirements/conditions of tender items in order to achieve creative but at the same time sound results on this basis. The practical relevance here is far above average.’

‘Exceptionally high level of expertise. Personal interest in issues and outstanding commitment.’

Key clients

Columbus Cruise Center Bremerhaven GmbH

DRK KV Aachen e.V.

DRK Landesverband Berlin e.V. und SWB gGmbH

DRK Landesverband Nordrhein e.V.

DRK e.V. Generalsekretariat e.V.

Landkreis-Sächsische Schweiz Osterzgebirge

Lübesse Energie

Stadtverwaltung Jena

Velux Gruppe

WHG Wohnungsbau- u. Hausverwaltungs GmbH Eberswalde

Zweckverband für Rettungsdienst und Feuerwehralarmierung Saar

Work highlights

  • Advising Columbus Cruise Center Bremerhaven GmbH on a larger concession tender (port services); Support with bidder questions and the ongoing review process.

  • Advising VELUX Commercial Production DE Voerde GmbH on construction tenders, especially in the high-volume sub-threshold area of ​​strategic importance.

  • Advising the Saxon Switzerland-Eastern Ore Mountains district on an ongoing tender as part of a negotiated procedure with participation competition in the area of ​​emergency services/civil protection, including complex negotiations on price adjustment clauses against the background of inflation and price increases as well as specific EU COM state aid regulations for contract design.