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Germany: Government Contracts 2018

This year, 33 prominent government contracts specialists from 23 firms have been highlighted for their expertise in the space. 

Most Highly Regarded
1. Jan Byok Bird & Bird, Düsseldorf
2. Olaf Otting Allen & Overy, Frankfurt
3. Ute Jasper Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, Düsseldorf
4. Annette Mutschler-Siebert K&L Gates, Berlin
5. Martin Schellenberg Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, Hamburg

Construction, real estate and public procurement specialist firm LEINEMANN & PARTNER RECHTSANWÄLTE “has an excellent standing in the government contracts field” and achieves three listings this year.
Ralf Leinemann is a distinguished practitioner who is widely considered a leading expert in construction and infrastructure contracts. One source effuses, “He is one of the top lawyers in the market.”
Thomas Kirch is highly regarded for his extensive expertise in public procurement procedures, with commentators praising his “natural ability to grasp the fundamental issues of complex procurement procedures and present effective solutions.”
Bastian Haverland is hailed as “an expert in all matters relating to tendering procedures”. He is particularly well regarded for his outstanding skills in negotiation and his ability to “keep complex cases simple and on track”.

Boutique law firm BLOMSTEIN has a prominent public procurement practice and is home to three leading lawyers nominated for inclusion this year.
Roland Stein impresses international commentators with his expertise in public procurement. One source praises his “extraordinary motivation and extensive legal knowledge in public procurement law affairs.”
Pascal Friton enjoys a fantastic reputation in the market for his experience advising contracting authorities and bidders. He is well known for the “quality, efficiency and accuracy of his work”.
The “excellent” Hans-Joachim Prieß is a longstanding fixture in the market who focuses his practice on procurement litigation. He is a leading expert on international and domestic procurement law matters.

BIRD & BIRD also sees two prominent practitioners listed this year.
Jan Byok is described by one source as “one of the leading experts in the market with an excellent reputation”. He is particularly well regarded for his extensive experience handling complex technology and infrastructure projects.
Heiko Höfler is “well established in the market” as a leading government contracts lawyer. He has extensive experience handling complex infrastructure, technology and defence projects and PPPs, both in Germany and abroad.

Major commercial law firm HEUKING KÜHN LÜER WOJTEK achieves two listings this year.
The “outstanding” Ute Jasper is internationally renowned as a leading name in the market who sources describe as being “unbeaten in regional rail operations and complex infrastructure and public transport projects.”
Martin Schellenberg is “a top procurement lawyer” who is commended by one source for his “expert handling of very complex defence procurements”.

At BAKER MCKENZIE two high-ranking practitioners are recognised for their exceptional work.
Marc Gabriel is renowned as “one of the top figures in the market” and draws praise for his impeccable knowledge of public procurement law in the healthcare sector.
Susanne Mertens is a well-known practitioner with considerable experience with domestic and international public procurement law. Her first-rate practice focuses on areas including infrastructure, transport and IT.

Olaf Otting at ALLEN & OVERY is internationally respected for playing “a key role in the market”.  He is widely considered to be an expert in public procurement, planning and real estate law.

The “exceptional” Annette Mutschler-Siebert at K&L GATES is highly recommended by international sources who highlight her great reputation as “a renowned tender law expert”.

Andreas Neun of GLEISS LUTZ is described as “a German health insurance funds specialist”. His market-leading practice encompasses public procurement law, privatisation and PPP matters.

Wolfram Krohn at DENTONS is highly recommended by the international government contracts community who consistently describe him as “one of the top practitioners in Germany”.

Friedrich Ludwig Hausmann at PWC LEGAL is well known for advising on high-profile PPP matters. He is described by one source as being “one of the very best”.

Daniel Soudry at boutique firm SOUDRY & SOUDRY is “a prominent figure in the market” known for his expert handling of public procurement cases across a range of sectors including defence and securities, marine and real estate.

Malte Müller-Wrede of MÜLLER-WREDE & PARTNER RECHTSANWÄLTE is described by one source as “a top star in the market”. He is well respected by peers for his expertise in procurement law and PPP.

Stefan Hertwig at CBH RECHTSANWÄLTE stands out for his top-tier work in complex procurement procedures and is “unquestionably an outstanding lawyer”.

Steffen Amelung at CLIFFORD CHANCE is a prominent player in the region who focuses his first-class public procurement practice on the healthcare, PPP and energy sectors. He is a favourite among clients who praise his “enormous know-how and knowledge”.

Arnold Boesen at BOESEN RECHTSANWÄLTE boasts “a great reputation in the market” and is highly regarded for his impeccable knowledge of public procurement matters.

With more than 25 years’ experience Lutz Horn from GÖRG PARTNERSCHAFT VON RECHTSANWÄLTEN is “a well-known expert in public-private partnerships and public procurement”.

Uwe-Carsten Völlink of HEUSSEN RECHTSANWALTSGESELLSCHAFT is “a highly respected lawyer” who is has wide-ranging experience of handling complex public procurement law both on a national and EU level.

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