Legal Areas


Procurement

ADVANT Beiten is Top Tier 2022 in the Procurement sector.

(WirtschaftsWoche 2022)

Large public projects are often affected by procurement, contract and budget issues, as well as a number of other legal aspects, such as commercial, antitrust, tax or labour law. BEITEN BURKHARDT is one of the leading law firms for procurement law and is well-known for ensuring the timely implementation of economic solutions, which comply with all relevant laws.

We provide support to public authorities and their procurement departments on the legal, technical and economic aspects when awarding contracts of any kind. However, we also advise interested parties, tenderers and bidders on their participation in the tender procedure.

While long-term contracts, co-operation agreements and complex partnerships may raise special economic questions, such as about financing structures, technical issues will be more prominent in many other projects. In these cases we can draw on the expertise of consulting firms with whom we have established long-standing, working relationships.

We have special experience in health care and public transport, with media companies, IT and infrastructure projects, PPP projects and with the awarding of frequencies. 



At a glance:

  • Assessment of the appropriate and applicable procurement procedures under international, EU and national law
  • Developing concepts for national and EU-wide invitations to tender and preparing and executing them, including managing the bidding process
  • Choosing and structuring procedures
  • Optimisation of procurement procedures
  • Drafting notifications and procurement and other relevant documents, as well as communications with bidders and contenders
  • Drafting contracts
  • Managing the procurement file
  • Contract controlling
  • Conducting subsequent negotiations
  • Awarding of frequencies
  • Assistance with and representation in the case of complaints and tender review proceedings before procurement chambers and Courts

 

One client particularly appreciates the firm's "high professional qualifications, very timely processing and binding recommendations."
Another client highlights the firm's capabilities to "investigate the factual situations," further appreciating the "very good legal expertise."

(Chambers Europe 2022)

ADVANT Beiten is awarded as "Leading Firm" in the field of Procurement Law.
(The Legal 500 Germany 2022)

"Reliable, very competent, on time, friendly, practical.", 
"Very competent, experienced. Very good and friendly atmosphere within the team. You notice the joy in the work and in the topics. Quick transfer of topics, quick coordination among each other.", 
"Very experienced, friendly and engaging. Very quick feedback. The legal assessments are to the point and are not formulated in the subjunctive, as is the case with other law firms. In case of queries and comments, the response is immediate.", 
"Higher-level economic contexts are recognised and kept in view, and quick, pragmatic solutions are found. I find it very positive that, despite several focal points of a mandate, one has a fixed contact person who, if necessary, calls in the expertise of the respective colleagues and presents an overall solution".

(The Legal 500 Germany 2022)

ADVANT Beiten is recommended in the field of Procurement Law.
(JUVE Handbook German Commercial Law Firms 2021/2022)

BEITEN BURKHARDT is recommended in the field of Procurement Law.
(The Legal 500 EMEA 2021)

"The team is always attentive, one word is enough and the rough circumstances of an issue are even known by the receptionists, who can then easily provide information about the people or particular documents in the firm.", "‘The team is always attentive, one word is enough and the rough circumstances of an issue are even known by the receptionists, who can then easily provide information about the people or particular documents in the firm."
(The Legal 500 Germany 2020 and The Legal 500 EMEA 2020)

Our team in the field of procurement law are recommended.
(Chambers Europe 2020)

"Strenghts: Complex major projects involving public authorities."
(JUVE Handbook German Commercial Law Firms 2021/2022, 2019/2020, 2018/2019)

Our experts in the field of Procurement Law are recommended.
(Kanzleimonitor.de 2019/2020)

Brussels

We assist our clients with our particular expertise in the successful defence of Treaty infringement proceedings. We represent and advise Member State Governments, as well as local or regional governments, contracting authorities and investors in the legal and political processes.

We have also acted for complainants and have seen a number of infringement proceedings initiated as a result of our complaints.

Where the Commission has found to be an infringement of procurement rules, we tailor solutions and represent parties in proceedings before the European Court of Justice. And we can pride ourselves with a strong record in these court cases.

We also provide regular support to contracting authorities in the assessment of whether a procurement proceeding is required, and in carrying out procurement procedures. 



At a glance

  • Providing detailed legal analyses
  • Drafting responses for Member State governments to questions from the Commission
  • Responding to the Commission's reasoned opinion
  • Providing alternative solutions
  • Active participation in meetings with officials
  • Drafting briefing papers