The Public Sector & Public Procurement Practice Group led by Ute Jasper bundles the law firm's expertise across all of the firm's offices. The lawyers of the Practice Group have been among the market leaders for years. They are advising on many large public sector projects with a total volume exceeding EUR 20 billion.
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek is once again ranked no. 1 in procurement law in the JUVE “Commercial Law Firms 2018/2019” Handbook. The handbook says about the practice group:
"The Public Sector & Public Procurement practice, one of the market leaders, which is praised by clients particularly for its ability to solve complex cases, continues the successes of recent years. Clients retain the team for complex infrastructure projects and regularly on current topics, such as emission-free transportation. In this connection, the practice advises public transport company ESWE Verkehrsgesellschaft on the procurement of buses with electric drive."
Both in national rankings such as WirtschaftsWoche or Law Firms in Germany and in international rankings, the lawyers for public procurement and public law are regularly among the best advisers in their field.
The bases of our success are:
We are one of the largest and thus most flexible teams in the public sector with net-worked offices all across Germany.
Our lawyers do not only know laws and jurisdiction, hurdles, and obstacles. They solve problems and design projects.
We are not advising according to departments with ever-changing specialist lawyers, but our partners are responsible for the success of the entire legal project.
With our office in Brussels, we offer special expertise on European Union topics and contacts to the European Union Commission.
We supply our clients with up-to-date information on new laws and judgments in our newsletters and seminars. Brief, to the point and practice-oriented.
We are proud of our clients' confidence: More than 90 percent of our assignments are follow-up matters or recommendations.
Awarded by the most important german lawyer's ranking with the "Oscar" and on tier 1 in the field of Public Procurement and first position for Subsidies, Transport, Environment and Planning Regulation.
What are we offering to our team members?
If you want to work for us as a trainee, lawyer, or assistant, you will join a team that has been recognized with the highest national and international awards (from JUVE/Legal 500, Chambers), and you will work on interesting and challenging cases. At our firm, you are not just sitting behind a desk. You will be designing projects and actively solving problems - you will accept responsibility.
"Leading Name" in the field of Procurement Law. "Frequently recommended" in the field of Public sector: State aid, Public sector: procurement law and Regulated Industries: Energy Industry Law.
Legal 500 EMEA 2018
Tier 1 in the field of "Public Law / Procurement".
Chambers Europe 2018
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek recommended in the fields of "Public Law" (Band 4) and "Public Law: Public Procurement/PPP" (Band 1). Clients say: "the team works very closely together, is very well attuned and uses its creativity. The cumulative technical knowledge means the team is always approachable, even for the most complex issues." Other clients say: "We are particularly satisfied with the speed at which the team handles our concerns, and the practice-oriented advice."
Tier 1 in the field of "Public Law / Procurement". "Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek is a ‘competent and reliable partner in all services relating to award proceedings,' with ‘pleasantly brief processing times, and the team possesses impressive expertise without having to consult specialist literature in advance.’ With ‘a high degree of time and goal orientation,' the team works ‘very accurately, drawing up extensive documents describing every legal option in detail and has profound knowledge'."
Recommended and "most highly regarded" in the field of "Government Contracts". WWL says: Ute Jasper is renowned for her ability to provide tailored solutions for her clients and for her longstanding experience in the market.
JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2018
"Leading Name" in the field of Procurement Law. "Frequently recommended" in the field of Procurement Law. Clients say: "always there when you need her", "long-standing cooperationon regional rail systems and in developing innovative vehicle financing models." Competitors say: "extremely focused and driven."
JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2017/2018
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek is again ranked first place in the field of Public Procurement Law.
Tier 1 in the field of "Public Law / Procurement".
Chambers Europe 2017
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek recommended in the fields of "Public Law" (Band 4) and "Public Law: Public Procurement/PPP" (Band 1).
Commenting on the firm's visibility in this field, one source notes that Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek is "highly present in the public procurement market." Another interviewee describes the team as "very strong in public procurement."
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek is in the ranking of BUJ kanzleimonitor 2016/2017 on tier eight in Public Law.
Legal 500 Germany 2017
Tier 1 in the field of "Public Law / Procurement". "Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek is a respected advisor especially for large infrastructure projects. The team enjoys high reputation, particularly in the transport sector. The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure of Baden-Württemberg was advised on developing several vehicle financing models, on procurement procedures for the Stuttgart networks, and on bids to expand the A8 highway at Albaufstieg."
JUVE Handbook German Commercial Law Firms 2016/2017
"Leading Name" in the field of Procurement Law. "Frequently recommended" in the field of Procurement Law. Clients say: "excellent focus on service, outstanding strategic expertise, practicable approaches". Competitors call her "outstanding", "exceptional", "fast and competent handling, very pleasant".
"Jasper is praised by competitors as a ‘special advisor for very special matters.’ This assessment is confirmed by Jasper's commitment in connection with the Belgian Tihange nuclear power plant." (JUVE Award Laudatio, October 27, 2016 - JUVE Award Homepage)
Chambers Europe 2016
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek recommended in the field of "Public Law: Public Procurement/PPP" (Band 4).
Main client quotes: "I would especially highlight the quick and skilled advice."
Legal 500 EMEA 2015: Awarded in Public Procurement
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek is a second tier firm. Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek does 'an excellent job in the rail and urban train sector' and has a large team led by highly recommended figurehead Ute Jasper. It acts for contracting authorities in the transport infrastructure, construction, research and IT sectors, and, on the bidder side, it acts for clients in the construction, postal services and banknote printing sectors.
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek recommended in the field of "Public Law" (Band 2). Top-tier team which comes particularly highly recommended for public procurement and PPP projects in the infrastructure and transport sectors. Strengthened further by its recent addition of a team in Stuttgart. Also seen representing cities and local authorities in the public procurement aspects of healthcare and IT projects.
Main client quotes: "Very well positioned in the market, with a full-service offering." "We truly feel looked after, which is reflected in the success of our projects."
Legal 500 Germany 2015: in the leading tiers in Public Procurement Law
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek provides 'excellent service in the area of local passenger railway transport' and currently advises transport association Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr AöR comprehensively on the implementation of the NRW RRX model (Rhine-Ruhr-Express). In addition to award procedures, the law firm is often retained by public authorities on federal and state level for project management and scores points with a very large team managed by the lead figure of Ute Jasper, who is recommended without reservations in every respect. Clients are primarily advised in the areas of infrastructure, construction – in particular in the context of large-scale projects in North Rhine-Westphalia – and research, as well as IT.
Winner in the category as Germany - Public & Private Law Firm of the Year
awarded in ranking "20 Top-Firms in Germany for Private Construction Law", WirtschaftsWoche, March 2013
Recommended in the field of “Public Law”. “Interviewees value the team’s enthusiasm and innovation when it comes to complex issues. One source says: ‘What makes them stand out is that for problems that are not easy to find a solution to, they really enjoy discussing it and reflecting on it and then coming up with a solution.’ The team’s responsiveness is also seen as a particular strength, with one client noting: ‘They are always there when you need them.’”