New Folkwang University at Zollverein property inaugurated – award and contracts by Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
The new Folkwang University on the Zollverein property was inaugurated on October 26, 2017. Additional elements of the construction project such as the RAG headquarters, a hotel, a daycare center, and a business incubator will follow. The team led by Ute Jasper advised NRW.Urban GmbH & Co. KG as a trustee of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia in the demanding award procedure and assumed designing, preparing, and drafting of the real estate purchase contracts.
“This is a very special project,” commented Ute Jasper, head of the Public Sector & Public Procurement department at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek. “I am proud that our award concept has not only triggered the Folkwang University of the Arts, but also private investments. This was made possible because we designed the procedure in a way that only those who invested their own money in the Zollverein property were awarded a building contract by the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.”
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 in JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms, most recently in its 2016/2017 issue, and according to "Law Firms in Germany," is the "premier contact on the market" for infrastructure. In October 2016, she received the JUVE Award for Regulated Industries with her team.
The Public Sector & Public Procurement department has been one of the three best procurement law practices for years. Since 1991, it has advised on awards, restructuring, large-scale projects, and cooperations in the public sector and has accompanied several hundred large-scale projects of the federal, state and local authorities and their subsidiaries with a total volume of more than EUR 20 billion without any procedures having been successfully challenged.