The Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Transport warned Deutsche Bahn in writing about continuing problems in regional rail transport in the Southwest. The warning states that the deficiencies need to be remedied quickly. Otherwise, further legal measures would be taken, up to a possible exclusion from award procedures. Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advises the state of Baden-Württemberg in this dispute.
The ministry criticizes massive problems with delays and train failures, with several hundred regional passenger trains having failed to operate on individual routes. "Unless quality improves significantly, there will not only be contractual sanctions, but also the exclusion from further competitions," explained Ute Jasper, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
Dr. Ute Jasper is one of the most renowned lawyers for procurement and infrastructure projects in the public sector. She advises federal and state ministries, municipalities, and businesses, particularly on innovative and complex projects. Ute Jasper heads Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek's "Public Sector & Public Procurement" department. For years, she has been ranked number 1 in JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms, most recently in its 2016/2017 issue, and according to "Law Firms in Germany," is the "premier contact on the market" for infrastructure. In October 2016, she received the JUVE Award for Regulated Industries with her team.
Dr. Laurence Westen is a lawyer in the "Public Sector & Public Procurement" Practice Group, Düsseldorf. His work focuses on the areas of public procurement law and State aid law.
Dr. Christopher Marx is a lawyer in the "Public Sector & Public Procurement" Practice Group, Düsseldorf. He focus is on designing contracts under civil law.
The Public Sector & Public Procurement department has been one of the three best procurement law practices for years. Since 1991, it has advised on awards, restructuring, large-scale projects, and cooperations in the public sector and has accompanied several hundred large-scale projects of the federal, state and local authorities and their subsidiaries with a total volume of more than EUR 20 billion without any procedures having been successfully challenged.