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11-05-2021News

Ranked No. 1 for the 10th time: Heuking again top-rated in JUVE Public Procurement Law ranking

“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 has just been published and which ranked Heuking’s Public Sector & Public Procurement team once again as number one in Public Procurement Law. In Transportation Law, the firm is again ranked in second place.

For the tenth time in a row, the Heuking team earned the top spot in Public Procurement Law. Germany’s foremost industry analyst for the legal sector emphasizes the “great experience in structuring invitations to bids and in politically sensitive cases.” Frequently recommended in this field are the four Partners Dr. Ute Jasper (clients rate her as “entrepreneurial and constructive”), Ulf Christiani (clients mention: “high specialization, practical and solution-oriented advisory approach, very good service level, fast response times”), Dr. Martin Schellenberg (competitors rate him as “professionally top and pragmatic”) and Dr. Laurence Westen (clients praise his “high professional expertise, the ability to act entrepreneurially and the development of constructive solutions”). In addition, Dr. Ute Jasper receives the “Leading Name” award in Public Procurement Law.

“We are happy. We are proud. We are grateful! For the trust placed in us by our clients, for our team, and for the pleasure we take in our projects day after day,” 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 react quickly to large projects in very short time.”

The Public Sector & Public Procurement Practice Group regularly receives awards for its work, including from industry analysts such as Chambers Europe, Legal 500, and Who’s Who Legal.

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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