Dr. Christopher Wolters
Dr. Christopher Wolters
Rechtsanwalt
Associate, Public Procurement and International Trade Law
T +49 30 2148027 00
F +49 30 2148027 01
E christopher.wolters@blomstein.com

Christopher Wolters specialises in public procurement and trade law. In the field of public procurement law, he supports both contracting authorities and bidders, in particular regarding questions of procurement compliance (debarment and self-cleaning), and he defends their interests before the relevant bodies. In this respect, he also advises in proceedings before multilateral development banks, especially the World Bank. His German and international clients mainly come from the IT, as well as the defence & security sectors. Furthermore, he advises clients on international trade law and excise taxes, and represents them in competent courts and before relevant authorities.

Christopher Wolters is admitted to the bar in Germany (“Rechtsanwalt”).

Languages: German, English, French, Spanish

CV

After finishing high school and the German compulsory military service, Christopher studied Law at the universities of Tübingen (Germany), Lausanne (Switzerland) and Münster (Germany). While writing his doctoral thesis on International Humanitarian Law, he worked as a research assistant for different international cooperate law firms. He completed his legal traineeship (“Referendariat”) at the Higher Regional Court of Berlin, during which he also worked for the German Embassy in Tehran (Iran). Christopher holds a PhD (Dr. iur.) from the Freie Universität Berlin.

References

  • Representing a producer of military shoes in a public procurement review procedure
  • Regular advice to TenneT TSO GmbH regarding various public procurement law questions and representation in a number of legal disputes
  • Advising and representing German Naval Yards Kiel on public procurement law as well as representing the company in various procurement procedures including the procurements of MKS 180 frigates and five K130 corvettes
  • Advising a globally active European company regarding self-cleaning measures following a corruption-scandal
  • Advising the KfW in conducting a public procurement procedure
  • Monitoring an internationally operating company regarding the meeting of the World Bank’s integrity compliance standards in the context of a debarment by the World Bank
  • Representing a former private investor before a Regional Court in a civil law action against the Federal Republic of Germany following the termination of a public-private partnership
  • Representation of a trading company in a dispute with a main customs office on excise duties before a German financial court
  • Representing a mineral oil dealer regarding energy tax in a procedure against a main customs office and before the fiscal court of Berlin-Brandenburg regarding the suspension of enforcment, both parallel to preliminary (criminal) proceedings by the competent German Public Prosecutor
  • Advising international companies on German Foreign Investment Control Laws with regard to transactions

Publications

  • Sauber, aber nicht ganz rein? – Vergaberechtliche Selbstreinigung bei Kartellrechtsverstößen, Anmerkung zu: VK Münster v. 25.04.2019 – VK 2-41/18, in: jurisPR-Compl 3/2019 Anm. 3 (with Roland Stein)
  • Vergaberechtliche Selbstreinigung bei Kartellrechtsverstößen, Anmerkung zu: EuGH 4. Kammer, Urt. v. 24.10.2018 – C-124/17, in jurisPR-Compl 2/2019 Anm. 2 (with Roland Stein)
  • Commentary on §§ 19, 20 and 30 VSVgV and § 11a VOB/A Section 3 (VOB/A-VS), in: Burgi/Dreher (eds.), Beck’scher Vergaberechtskommentar, 3rd ed. 2019 (with Pascal Friton)
  • Die Grundzüge des Wettbewerbsregisters, in: forum vergabe 2018 – Jahrbuch (with Pascal Friton)
  • Verbotswidriger Nachunternehmereinsatz kann zum Ausschluss bei einem späteren Vergabeverfahren führen, Anmerkung zu: VK Hessen, Beschl. v. 04.03.2018 – 69d-CK-25/2017, in jurisPR-Compl 4/2018 Anm. 3 (with Roland Stein)
  • Vergaberechtliche Selbstreinigung bei Kartellrechtsverstößen, Anmerkung zu: Generalanwalt Manuel Campos Sánchez-Bordona, Schlussanträge v. 16.05.2018 – C-124/17, in jurisPR-Compl 3/2018 Anm. 4 (with Roland Stein and Josefa Dengler)
  • The German Register of Competition and Its International Context, EPPPL 2/2018, p. 119 (with Pascal Friton)
  • Zur Rügeobliegenheit bei de facto–Vergaben, VergR – Zeitschrift für das gesamte Vergaberecht 2/2018, p. 106 (with Florian Wolf)
  • Das Gesetz zur Einführung eines Wettbewerbsregisters, KripoZ 4/2017, p. 244-252
  • Umfang der Kooperationspflicht bei der vergaberechtlichen Selbstreinigung, Anmerkung zu VK München, Beschl. v. 07.03.2017 – Z3-3-3194-1-45-11/16, jurisPR-Compl 2/2017 Anm. 1 (with Roland Stein)
  • Der territoriale Anwendungsbereich des Rechtes der nichtinternationalen bewaffneten Konflikte, Dissertation, 2018

Presentations

  • 4. IT-Vergabetag 2019, Berlin, 16 May 2019: „Totes Recht? – Plädoyer für eine Wiederbelebung der dynamischen Beschaffungssysteme und e-Auktionen“ (with Florian Wolf and Eduardo Lucio Faccion)
  • IT-Konferenz 2018 by DWT – Informationstechnik im Kontext hybrider Bedrohungen, Bonn, 11/12 December 2018: „Der rechtliche Rahmen für Cyber-Security in Deutschland und Europa – Bestandsaufnahme und Bedeutung für Beschaffungsvorhaben“ (with Roland Stein)
  • Aktuelle Rechtsprechung des EuGH, webinar for forum vergabe e.V. (with Roland Stein)
  • 5. Deutscher Vergabetag, Berlin, 25/26 October 2018: “Ex-Ante-Transparenzbekanntmachung – Chancen, Risiken, Rechtsschutz” (with Florian Wolf)
  • 3. IT-Vergabetag 2018, Berlin, 26 April 2018: “Compliance und Integrität in der IT-Beschaffung” (with Florian Wolf)
  • Global free trade? Limits on the Import of Goods and Capital, Słubice, Polen, 31 July 2017
  • Regular contributions to “Literaturbrief des forum vergabe e.V.”
  • Regular Lecturer on Export Control Law and Customs Debt in the Programme “Customs Specialists” (Hamburger Zollakademie)