80 new trams for Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advises on award procedure

A team led by Dr. Daniela Hattenhauer, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, successfully assisted Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH in the Europe-wide award procedure for rail vehicles worth hundreds of millions of euros. The winning bid was placed by Škoda Transportation a.s. The advice included the designing of the negotiation procedure, the drafting of the contract, the negotiation of financing, and the support of the procedure up to the contract award to the winning bidder.
Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH will operate 80 rail vehicles between the cities of Mannheim, Ludwigshafen, and Heidelberg. Optionally, it will acquire up to 34 additional vehicles of the same design. The first trams will be put into operation in 2021.
Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH is a transport company that operates local public transport in the Rhine-Neckar region in the cities of Heidelberg, Mannheim, and Ludwigshafen am Rhein, as well as five railway lines connected to the light rail system.
Škoda Transportation a.s. is a member of PPF group, which invests in various sectors such as telecommunications, insurance, and real estate. PPF is operating in Europe, Russia, Asia, and North America.

Counsel to Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek:

Dr. Daniela Hattenhauer
Ute Klemm, LL.M., both Frankfurt
Tobias Leege, LL.M., Chemnitz
Dr. Katja Plückelmann
Dr. Rainer Velte
Michael Vetter, LL.M. (Univ. of Miami), all Düsseldorf

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