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10-15-2020News

German Mobility Award for RRX –Jasper/Marx/Westen team designed and accompanied the award procedure

RRX has won the German Mobility Award! This prize, for which 300 companies had applied, is considered a prestigious nationwide award for digital innovations in the mobility sector.

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek’s Jasper/Marx/Westen team designed and accompanied the award procedure. Manufacturer Siemens emphasizes the special nature of RRX, as railroad experts from all over the world want to see RRX on site to view it in operation. Siemens not only manufactures and supplies the trains. It also assumes maintenance and repair of the RRX fleet for the operating cycle of 32 years, a combination of digital networking of train and service depot that is unique in Germany. Maintenance is also facilitated by the fact that essential parts of the drive technology are mounted on the RRX roof and are thus more easily accessible for maintenance. This ensures reduced maintenance time and almost 100% availability of the RRX fleet in operation. The trains are better able to keep their  schedules and break down less frequently.

“We are proud to have accompanied this project,” said Ute Jasper, Partner at law firm Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek. “It presented a huge challenge to complete this “mammoth project” so successfully, the result is excellent and a real enrichment for the entire Ruhr region,” added Christopher Marx. “For the first time, the life cycle was implemented, and energy savings in particular were used as an evaluation criterion,” said Laurence Westen.

“This largest local transportation project in Germany opens up entirely new perspectives and the life cycle model can be extended to other areas. In project development, it was important for energy to be considered to strengthen climate-friendly local transportation,” said Ute Jasper, Partner and Head of the Public Sector & Public Procurement Practice Group at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek.

More information about the project can be found here.

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. Christopher Marx is a lawyer and has been a Partner in the “Public Sector & Public Procurement” practice group, Düsseldorf, since 2020. His practice focuses on advising on public procurement law and contract law relating to complex and innovative projects as well as on drafting civil law contracts.

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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