09-04-2020

Procurement team Jasper/Westen advises regio iT on establishing a purchasing cooperative




The public procurement law experts led by Ute Jasper and Laurence Westen advised regio iT Gesellschaft für informationstechnologie on establishing a purchasing cooperative. Under the name of “oneMETERING,” Regionetz GmbH, enwor energie & wasser vor Ort GmbH, Stadtwerke Jülich GmbH, and Alliander Netz Heinsberg GmbH intend to bundle their strengths with regio iT gesellschaft für informationstechnologie mbh and act as a procurement unit on the market.
 
“The purchasing cooperative will assist in economically implementing the energy turnaround and the topic of the Smart City. We expect significant improvement in purchasing conditions compared to independent procurement,” said Ute Jasper, Partner and Head of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek’s Public Sector & Public Procurement Practice Group.
 
“The cooperation is particularly well suited for areas that require innovative solution approaches such as the housing industry or at schools,” added Laurence Westen, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek.
 
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek’s “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.
 
Dr. Laurence M. Westen is a lawyer and has been a Partner in the “Public Sector & Public Procurement” practice group, Düsseldorf, since 2020. His practice focuses on advising contracting authorities on the award of large-scale projects and on defending against applications for review.

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