2019 was the most successful year to date for the lawyers of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek led by Ute Jasper. The team specialized in the public sector achieved more top rankings than ever before in national and international law manuals.
Wirtschaftswoche, Who’s Who Legal, Chambers, JUVE, and Legal 500 awarded the practice first places. Clients and peers praised the lawyers’ creativity, speed, and competence.
Ute Jasper, head of the Public Sector & Public Procurement Practice Group is proud of her team: “Work goes where it is done well and with pleasure. This also applies to advising cities and municipalities, federal and state governments. We simply enjoy it when our projects are implemented on time and within budget.”
The team’s success is also demonstrated by the fact that Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek has appointed three lawyers from Team Jasper as Partners in 2020: Kirstin van de Sande, Dr. Christopher Marx, and Dr. Laurence Westen. “This has never been seen before in our law firm...,” Jasper is pleased to say, “and it is highly deserved!”
The “Public Sector & Public Procurement” department has been one of the market leaders in public procurement law for years. 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 and have 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 without any procedure having been successfully challenged to date.
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 with her team in JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms. According to “Law Firms in Germany,” she is the “premier contact on the market” for infrastructure. In October 2016, she received the JUVE Award for Regulated Industries with her team.
Kirstin van de Sande, Partner, is a member of the “Public Sector & Public Procurement: practice group with a focus on designing and implementing complex public procurement procedures.
Dr. Christopher Marx, Partner and member of the “Public Sector & Public Procurement” practice group, is a specialist for the drafting of contracts under civil law in complex public procurement procedures.
Dr. Laurence Westen is a lawyer and Partner in the “Public Sector & Public Procurement” practice group, Düsseldorf. He is a specialist in public procurement law and state aid law and among others advises on complex transportation projects for the public sector.