Dr. Pascal Friton

Infrastructure & Transport

The energy transition is currently driving dynamic developments in the Infrastructure & Transport sector, ranging from the expansion of e-mobility and the promotion of public transport to investments in rail and road. Public procurement plays a key role in this context. We advise in preparation of a bid, during participation in the tender process and on all questions regarding contracting. Companies operating in the transport sector face ever increasing regulatory requirements. The Infrastructure & Transport sector is part of the so-called Critical Infrastructures, which renders non-EU investments more complex and triggers reporting obligations to the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, the disregard of which can result in fines and criminal penalties.


  • Advising the successful bidder consortium consisting of Kapsch TrafficCom and CTS EVENTIM in the public procurement procedure of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure regarding the collection of the car toll

  • Advising FASTNED on procurement and antitrust law with regard to the establishment and operation of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in Germany

  • Advising and representing a European construction company in various procedures in Germany, Sweden, Hungary and the UK (e.g. ECJ, Higher Regional Courts in Düsseldorf and Berlin)

  • Advising and representing leading Chinese locomotive manufacturer CRRC on merger control and foreign direct investment law regarding the acquisition of Vossloh Locomotives

  • Advising on antitrust issues in the context of an audit for a leading aviation company

  • Advising TÜV Süd on the sale of Signon Deutschland GmbH to Deutsche Bahn

  • Advising the Monitoring Trustees in the European Commission’s state aid proceedings regarding COVID-19 aid (inter alia SA.59913 France COVID-19 Recapitalisation of Air France and Air France – KLM Holding)

  • Advising COSCO Shipping Ports on foreign direct investment aspects regarding its acquisition of a stake in HHLAW Container Terminal Tollerort

Be it on public procurement, competition or state aid law – BLOMSTEIN takes care of all our questions regarding e-mobility with legal excellence and refreshing pragmatism. Especially for a Start-Up like us, which sometimes has to fight its way into the German market, this support is worth its weight in gold. And what counts for us just as much: A very pleasant team!
Linda Boll, Fastned
Legal excellence and longstanding experience paired with commercial understanding and strategic skills: that's what's relevant in EU proceedings and what sets BLOMSTEIN apart.
Dr. Udo Woll, Deutsche Bahn