03-25-2019

Team led by Ute Jasper and Christopher Marx wins framework agreement with the state of Baden-Württemberg




Over the next few years, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek will advise the state of Baden-Württemberg on issues relating to public procurement law, state aid law, contract law, and antitrust law. The team led by Dr. Ute Jasper and Dr. Christopher Marx prevailed in the Ministry of Finance competition for the framework consulting agreement.
 
“We are pleased to continue our successful cooperation with the state of Baden-Württemberg,” commented Dr. Ute Jasper, Head of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek’s Public Sector & Public Procurement Practice Group. “It is rewarding to succeed in the competition with other law firms on the basis of our references,” added Dr. Christopher Marx.
 
The department already advises the state comprehensively on invitations to bid in local rail passenger transport and has achieved savings in the three-digit million range for the state. On behalf of the Ministry of Finance, the team is supporting the states of Baden-Württemberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse, and Brandenburg in inviting bids for sustainable stock indices for the pension funds.
 
The Public Sector & Public Procurement department led by Ute Jasper 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.
 
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 2017/2018 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. Christopher Marx is a lawyer in the “Public Sector & Public Procurement” practice group, Düsseldorf. His practice focuses on complex and innovative projects in public procurement law as well as the drafting of contracts under civil law.

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