Find Lawyers in Cologne, Germany for Public Law
Practice Area Overview
Procurement law is also known as public procurement. It encompasses all laws and regulations that the public sector (such as cities, municipalities, and public service providers such as hospitals) is bound to in awarding construction, supply, and service contracts. Moreover, procurement law includes protective measures for bidders against violation of said laws and regulations, for example, in the form of review procedures. Public procurement law in Germany is marked by European directives aimed at standardizing procurement laws throughout the European member states. Thus, the latest reform of German procurement law is slated for 2016 in line with Directive 2014/24/EU.
As a result, any contracts not awarded at market prices will be subject to specific pricing regulations.
All this makes procurement law an extremely complex law field, whose significance for the public sector has been steadily rising for many years when it comes to the procurement of goods and services. Consulting services for the public sector and bidders alike include the following:
- Organization and implementation of tendering procedures for awarding construction, supply and service contracts
- Procurements in the utilities sector and the defense and security sector
- Advice on pricing regulations
- Concessions awards
- Contract drafting and negotiations specifically for PPP contracts
- Legal and strategic bid management
- Compliance consulting
- Review procedures and litigation for damages
Aside from procurement law expertise, attorneys practicing in this field of law should be able to offer additional qualifications in order to provide competent advisory services in a law field known for complex litigation and proceedings. Particularly, extensive know-how in contract law is a must. Ideally, attorneys in this law field should also have in-depth knowledge in pricing and compliance regulations as well as tort law. Any cases involving contracts not awarded at market prices make experience in dealing with pricing regulations indispensable.
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Dr Jan Deuster studied and earned his doctorate at the University of Cologne. His dissertation deals with the granting of compensation payments for services of general economic interest according to the Altmark Trans jurisprudence of the European Court of Justice with particular regard to the financing of air traffic. As part of his work as an attorney in a large German infrastructure law firm, he was able to sit in on a traineeship at the Association of German Transport Companies in 2007 and...
Thomas studied Law at the University of Cologne. He has been admitted to the Bar since 1987; before which he was employed as a research assistant to the professorial chair of Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Hans Joachim Hirsch, under whose supervision he earned his doctorate. Before joining the Cologne team of avocado rechtsanwälte as partner in 2003, he had worked in a law firm specialising in environmental and technology law, where he was a partner from 1990 to 2000. After that he helped dev...
Andreas Haupt has been working as a lawyer since 2002. He is also a specialist lawyer for public procurement law and a specialist lawyer for administrative law and specialises in the areas of public procurement law, subsidy and grant law and public building law. Andreas Haupt comprehensively advises public clients on national and European procurement, in particular on the award of construction contracts, property purchase contracts, waste disposal services, building cleaning contracts, planni...
Professor Dr Stefan Hertwig specialises in the field of public commercial law, with particular emphasis on public procurement law and European state aid law. According to the trade magazine JUVE, he is one of the “leading names in public procurement law”. Who is Who Legal certifies him “an incredibly strong name in the German market, noted for his expertise in public funding and government contracts”. The practice group under his leadership advises the public sector an...
Olaf Konzak is a partner in the Cologne office of Friedrich Graf von Westphalen & Partner and heads the public law practice. In September 2018, Olaf Konzak and a team of four lawyers from LLR Legerlotz Laschet und Partner moved to the FGvW office in Cologne. Since September 1, 2018, he has been a partner in the practice in public law. His practice focuses on environmental and waste law, chemicals and substances law and public building law. Olaf Konzak has been working as a lawyer since 19...
Michael advises German and international companies on all regulatory matters. Michael’s work focuses on the infrastructure, transport and environmental sector. Michael is an expert in matters relating to public funding and state aid, administrative law as well as environmental law and waste regulations. Furthermore, Michael is regularly active in product law advice, including (environmental) product compliance, product admissions and product recalls. Michael represents German and intern...
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