The state capitals of Mainz and Wiesbaden continue to advance the city train. In a first step, CityBahn GmbH was founded and is scheduled to plan and implement the project.
The city train is set to connect the cities of Wiesbaden, Mainz, and the district of Rheingau-Taunus, so that significantly more passengers will cross the Rhine by public transport. The first city trains are expected to operate from 2022 on.
The team led by Ute Jasper of the law firm of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advises on the project. The lawyers have already designed and implemented numerous major transportation projects, including the RRX in North Rhine-Westphalia and the regional rail transport competition in Baden-Württemberg. At present, they are advising on re-awarding Cologne’s suburban railway.
“We are very pleased that finally the foundation stone for a future-oriented urban transport project has been laid,” said Ute Jasper, lawyer and 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 and Public Procurement" Practice Group, Düsseldorf. His work focuses on the areas of public procurement law and State aid 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.