On 18 March 2019, the Annual Symposium on Exclusion and Debarment co-hosted by George Washington University Law School and the Dickson Poon School of Law will take place at King’s College London.

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DVNW forum

07.02.2019

On 12 April 2019, the first DVNWforum of the German Public Procurement Network (DVNW) will take place in Berlin with a focus on “Public Procurement inof Health and Social Services”.

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The International Comparative Legal Guide to Public Procurement 2019 (ICLG 2019) has been published. Pascal Friton and Rita Zuppke contributed the chapter on public procurement law in Germany.

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The German business journal WirtschaftsWoche (WiWo) has ranked BLOMSTEIN among the leading law firms for public procurement law in Germany.

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A consortium consisting of Kapsch TrafficCom AG and CTS EVENTIM AG & Co. KGaA is to be commissioned to collect the German car toll. A team of BLOMSTEIN lawyers has advised the consortium on all aspects of public procurement law.

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Roland Stein, Pascal Friton and Hans-Joachim Priess have been recognised as leading experts in international trade law and public procurement law in Germany and in the world in the Who’s Who Legal: Trade & Customs 2018, Government Contracts 2018 and Germany 2019 editions.

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Roland Stein, Pascal Friton and Hans-Joachim Prieß are once again ranked by Who’s Who Legal amongst the world’s leading government contracts lawyers.

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Once again, Roland Stein, Pascal Friton, and Hans-Joachim Prieß are ranked among the best lawyers in “Government Contracts” in Germany by Who’s Who Legal 2018 (WWL).

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The 14th edition of German legal publishing house C.H. Beck’s “Prozessformularbuch” (book of litigation forms) has been published and is available for purchase now. Three BLOMSTEIN lawyers have contributed to the publication, which has become a standard reference, as authors.

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The idea of a nationwide “register of corruption” which, among other things, registers white-collar crimes and respective administrative offences has haunted the German procurement law world for years. A bill bringing this idea to fruition was recently passed. The register must be established by 31 December 2020 and will replace the existing registers of some of the German federal states. Before awarding a contract, contracting authorities must consult the register and may exclude companies with a high degree of legal certainty on the basis that the company is listed on the register. Besides administering registrations, the German Federal Cartel Office as the responsible registration authority will also evaluate whether a registered company has implemented sufficient self-cleaning measures. In this case, the company will be removed from the register and be able to participate in public procurement procedures again. The implementation of this bill will have far-reaching impacts on procurement law practice in Germany.

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