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Public Law

Portugal

CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut has a wide experience accumulated throughout decades in the area of Public Law, an area of practice in which it detains a leading position.

The practice area of Public Law, other than the special focus given to the issue of public procurement and of administrative contracts, intervenes in the main economic areas with strategic relevancy, in projects of big infrastructures embracing the most different areas, as well as in regulated sectors (e.g. water, energy, health and pharmaceutical, transport and telecommunications).

Our legal assistance services include, among others, the following issues:

  • General Administrative Law
  • Public Procurement
  • Administrative Contracts, in particular, Public Works under Contract and Concessions of Works and Services
  • Public-Private Partnerships (PPP)
  • Regulated Sectors
  • Expropriations and Easements
  • Urbanism
  • Environment
  • Litigation and Arbitration

CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut's Public Law team has an extensive professional path, being composed of lawyers of high prestige with several works published in issues connected with the area of practice.

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Bernt Elsner
19/06/2017
Guide to the EU pub­lic pro­cure­ment rules
27/11/2017
The Be­ne­fits of Joint Cross Bor­der Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment
Since the European Com­mis­sion’ feas­ib­il­ity study on Joint Cross-Bor­der Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment (“JCBPP”) was re­leased in March 2017 there has been in­creas­ing mo­mentum for con­tract­ing au­thor­it­ies (“CA”) to or­gan­ise JCBPPs.
30/10/2017
ECJ Rules on when a com­pany owned by a con­tract­ing au­thor­ity is gov­erned...
IN­TRO­DUC­TION A re­cent rul­ing of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has con­firmed that a wholly owned sub­si­di­ary of a con­tract­ing au­thor­ity can it­self be re­garded as a ‘body gov­erned by pub­lic law’ and there­fore sub­ject to the pro­cure­ment rules, even where.
04/10/2017
Ap­plic­able threshold for the ob­lig­a­tion to con­sider the di­vi­sion of...
Art­icle 58 of the Law of 17 June 2016 on pub­lic pro­cure­ment re­quires all con­tract­ing au­thor­it­ies to con­sider the di­vi­sion of con­tracts in­to lots and, where the con­tract­ing au­thor­ity de­cides that it would not be ap­pro­pri­ate to di­vide the con­tract in­to lots,.
13/09/2017
The ap­plic­a­tion of EU mer­ger con­trol cla­ri­fied: no EC no­ti­fic­a­tion...
In the first ever pre­lim­in­ary rul­ing on the EU mer­ger con­trol re­gime, the Court of Justice of the European Uni­on ("CJEU") brought much needed clar­ity on wheth­er the shift from sole con­trol to joint con­trol in an ex­ist­ing un­der­tak­ing is covered by the EU Mer­ger.
27/04/2017
Pub­lic pro­cure­ment sub­con­tract­ing: re­quir­ing con­tract­or to ex­ecute...
As you will re­call, the Court of Justice ruled in a judg­ment of 14 Ju­ly 2016 (C-406/14) that a con­tract­ing au­thor­ity is not al­lowedto re­quire, by a gen­er­al stip­u­la­tion in the tender spe­cific­a­tions of a pub­lic con­tract, that the fu­ture con­tract­or of that con­tract.
10/02/2017
As­sess­ing pro­por­tion­al­ity in pub­lic pro­cure­ment? The un­cer­tainty re­mains
On 14 Decem­ber 2016, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") answered the Dutch Su­preme Court’s ("DSC") pre­lim­in­ary ques­tions re­gard­ing Art­icle 45 (2) of the EU pub­lic pro­cure­ment dir­ect­ive (Dir­ect­ive 2004/18/EC) and gen­er­al prin­ciples of equal treat­ment and.
30/01/2017
Ten­der­ers must com­ply with re­quire­ments for ex­clu­sion grounds at date...
On 10 Novem­ber 2016, the Court of Justice rendered an in­ter­est­ing de­cision (in Ciclat Soc. coop. v. Con­sip SpA, C-199/15) re­gard­ing the ap­plic­a­tion of ex­clu­sion grounds. In this par­tic­u­lar case, a ten­der­er did not com­ply with its ob­lig­a­tions of so­cial se­cur­ity.
22/11/2016
Dis­pute res­ol­u­tion in the con­struc­tion in­dustry: a new pro­ced­ure has...
Dis­putes of­ten arise dur­ing con­struc­tion pro­jects. In these cases the cli­ent and the con­struct­or face a unique chal­lenge: how to settle the dis­pute without delay­ing the pro­ject and without adding ex­tra costs? For such dis­putes the Ar­bit­ra­tion Board for the.