10-16-2019

Heuking’s procurement law team supports Baden-Württemberg in major project – Karlsruhe networks awarded to DB Regio




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DB Regio has been awarded the contract in the Europe-wide award procedure for transport services on the Karlsruhe networks (network 7b).

Starting in December 2022, the company will gradually commence operations and is expected to provide services on more than 11 million train kilometers annually by 2025. The contract also includes the procurement of new air-conditioned vehicles. Passengers will enjoy

-more comfort,
-Wi-Fi,
-larger multi-purpose areas with spaces for strollers, wheelchairs, and bicycles.

The total volume is in excess of EUR 1 billion.

The order was divided into two lots. DB Regio prevailed in both lots against three competitors with the most economical offers.

Ute Jasper’s team provided legal support on the award. “We are proud to have successfully implemented another major project for the state of Baden-Württemberg.“
The Public Sector & Public Procurement department led by Ute Jasper is one of the market leaders in public procurement law. Its lawyers hold top spots in German and international lawyer rankings. Since 1991, they have advised on awards, restructuring, large-scale projects, and cooperations in the public sector. Having accompanied several hundred large-scale projects of federal, state, and local authorities and their subsidiaries with a total volume in excess of EUR 40 billion, not a single procedure has 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 2018/2019 issue. According to "Law Firms in Germany," she is the "premier contact on the market" for infrastructure. In September 2019, she was recognized by Wirtschaftswoche as one of the leading TOP lawyers in public procurement law.

Dr. Laurence M. Westen has been a lawyer since 2013 and a Salaried Partner in Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek's "Public Sector & Public Procurement" department since 2017. His practice focuses on advising public clients on the award of major projects and defending against applications for review. Dr. Westen advises clients in a large number of innovative Europe-wide award procedures in public transport. Trade magazine Legal 500 recommends Dr. Westen in “Public Sector / Public Procurement” as a Next Generation Partner. Industry service JUVE recommends him in the field of Regulated Industries: Transport Sector. Wirtschaftswoche has been listing him as one of the most renowned lawyers in public procurement law since 2018.

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