Germany: Government Contracts 2019

Here we list 35 practitioners highlighted by peers for their outstanding work in procurement, bidding and tender matters.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Jan Byok Bird & Bird LLP, Düsseldorf
2. Roland M Stein Blomstein, Berlin
3. Ute Jasper Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, Düsseldorf
4. Marc Gabriel Baker McKenzie, Berlin
5. Hans-Joachim Prieß Blomstein, Berlin

Boutique firm Blomstein is a dominant player in the field with a highly developed procurement team, seeing three excellent practitioners recognised here.
Roland Stein expertly advises contractors and bidders in public procurement matters, including compliance, across a wide variety of sectors. Peers highlight his “security-related expertise” and his impressive work handling defence contracts.
Hans-Joachim Prieß has experience of advising high-profile clients on procurement matters on both domestic and international levels, implementing knowledge gained over more than two decades in the field.
Pascal Friton focuses his top-tier public procurement practice on defence and IT contracts while also offering an in-depth knowledge of compliance issues in the sector.

Leinemann & Partner Rechtsanwälte also achieves three listings in this chapter.
Ralf Leinemann is commended by peers as “a very successful practitioner” for his work on public procurement matters, where he advises clients on issues spanning the lifespan of projects.
Thomas Kirch draws praise for his work in the area, with a source noting that he “knows how to grasp and understand complex situations which are mostly foreign to him very quickly” and then “presents a solution under great time pressure”.
Bastian Haverland is a dedicated construction and procurement practitioner, advising clients across a wide variety of sectors that include healthcare, IT and transport.

Bird & Bird has two practitioners recognised.
Jan Byok is one of the foremost public procurement lawyers in the country. He has extensive experience in the field and focuses his standout practice on TMT-related procurement deals, in addition to his work in healthcare, energy and defence contracts.
Alexander Csaki specialises in advising clients on public procurement matters in highly regulated sectors such as the pharmaceutical industry.

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek also sees two lawyers listed.
Ute Jasper is praised by peers who note that she is a "highly creative thinker" who is "very well known for complex public infrastructure projects".
Martin Schellenberg is an impressive public procurement lawyer who provides clients with vast experience handling matters across a wide variety of industries.

Marc Gabriel at Baker McKenzie is highlighted by peers as “a leader in the field” for his work on high-value domestic and international public contracts, particularly in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors.

Andreas Neun of Gleiss Lutz is recognised by sources as “one of the leading experts” who impresses with his “deep knowledge of the law” and his ability to “come to the core of the problem quickly and offer workable and legally sound solutions".

Annette Mutschler-Siebert at K&L Gates draws praise from sources who note that “she has some extremely important work” and highlight her “big role in the market”.

Olaf Otting from Allen & Overy advises public sector and large, multinational clients that include financial institutions and corporations in procurement issues. He acts for both bidders and contractors and is recognised by peers to be “very active in the rail market”.

At GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälte, Lutz Horn is a seasoned lawyer in the space, focusing his practice on providing top-flight procurement advice in relation to large infrastructure projects.

Malte Müller-Wrede leads Müller-Wrede & Partner Rechtsanwälte’s public procurement group and has gained vast experience in advising clients on procurement proceedings. Peers note that he is “very well-known and highly successful in the market”.

CBH Rechtsanwälte’s Stefan Hertwig is described as “a well-known expert” in the field and impresses with his extensive experience in a wide range of public procurement matters.

Daniel Soudry of Soudry & Soudry is noted by interviewees to be “doing excellent work in Berlin” as he advises on high-value contracts, often in the defence sector but also including shipbuilding and property development.

Steffen Amelung at Clifford Chance is a sophisticated procurement and public law expert. He advises clients on both domestic and cross-border tenders, often within the healthcare, energy and transport sectors.

Wolfram Krohn of Dentons is a top-tier procurement lawyer who expertly advises clients on complex proceedings across a variety of sectors both domestically and internationally.

Jochen Eichler at Eichler Rechtsanwälte impresses sources with his focus on EU and domestic procurement law as he works in complex contentious and non-contentious matters.

Matthias Ulshöfer at Oppenländer Rechtsanwälte is a highly experienced government contracts expert who impresses sources with his work on complex procurement deals.

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