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12-08-2021News

Heuking recognized with Germany’s highest ranking for transportation contract award projects

“Entrepreneurial and constructive,” “fast response times,” “professionally top and pragmatic,” these are just some of the many positive reactions from clients and competitors to the work of the Public Sector & Public Procurement team at law firm Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek. They can be found in JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms 2021/2022, which ranked Heuking’s Public Sector & Public Procurement team as number one in Public Procurement Law for the tenth time in a row. In Transportation Law, the firm is again ranked second – with these two top rankings, the team scored the best overall result in the sector.

JUVE: “Heuking is omnipresent on behalf of public clients in complex invitations to bid for transport infrastructure and projects relating to the change in energy policy. State ministries, cities, and municipal associations specifically select the procurement practice, a long-standing market leader, for their extensive modernization projects – particularly when they intend to implement innovative ideas on financing, alternative drive systems, or cooperation projects.” The team also stands out due to its “extensive experience in structuring invitations to bid and in politically sensitive cases.”

Heuking lawyers Dr. Ute Jasper (“offers solution-oriented advice”), Ulf Christiani (“practical & solution-oriented advisory approach, very good service”), Dr. Laurence Westen (“good offensive player”), Dr. Christopher Marx (“always very well prepared”), Dr. Carsten Schrader, and Dr. Lutz Keppeler are frequently recommended by clients and competitors in the transportation sector.

“We are proud and grateful for the praise and the projects that we are privileged to accompany. We enjoy the creative work, which is most certainly a key to our success,” said Dr. Ute Jasper, Head of the Public Sector & Public Procurement practice group. Dr. Martin Schellenberg, also Head of the practice group, added: “We are very pleased to receive this award because it is based on our clients’ satisfaction and our competitors’ assessment. It also shows that our firm is a very well-established team that is able to respond quickly to large infrastructure projects in very short time.”

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. Martin Schellenberg is also one of the leading lawyers in the public procurement and infrastructure sector. He regularly advises on politically sensitive infrastructure projects. Martin Schellenberg is a Partner at the firm and Co-head of the Public Sector & Public Procurement practice group. In addition, he is a lecturer in public procurement law at Bucerius Law School, editor of the NOMOS Commentary on Public Procurement Law, and Technical Director of the Hamburg Public Procurement Day. He and his team are regular recipients of awards for their work, including from Handelsblatt, Who's Who Legal, or industry publication JUVE.

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