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Public Procurement Lawyers

The quality of public services is increasingly determined by skilled public procurement management. The complexity of the legislative framework for public procurement rises steadily.

As a contracting authority or a bidder in national and international procurement procedures, you can benefit from legal advisors with extensive experience on both sides of the process. We can guide you through complex infrastructure and construction, transport, healthcare and IT tenders, not only in the public sector but also concerning utilities such as electricity, gas and airports. We also represent you in procurement-related disputes / review procedures and litigation / alternative dispute resolution.

With over 100 public procurement specialists in 68 cities worldwide, CMS has an outstanding reach and capacity for public procurement. We can support your response to public tender procedures in numerous countries. Additionally, our specialists have longstanding sector-expertise across core industries including infrastructure & construction, waste & water, life sciences/healthcare, transport / traffic and TMC. This approach means we can resolve your complex public tender issues, including formation and building of bidding consortia, protection of confidential information, anti-trust matters, selection and evaluation criteria, specific rules around framework agreements, concession contracts and complex PPP projects.
If required, your CMS advisors will also deal with state aid aspects or the legal framework on public accounting and debts as well as any applicable regulatory matters.

Further, we can assist how to approach different regulated tender procedures. We support and represent you before national and European tribunals and courts or in front of the European Commission.

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Bernt Elsner
Head of the CMS Public Procurement Group
Austria, Vienna
Bernt Elsner is Head of the CMS Public Procurement Group. In this position, he leads an international team of more than 100 specialist lawyers. Further, he leads the Austrian teams for public ...
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Thomas Hamerl
Austria, Vienna
Thomas Hamerl is a specialist in public procurement and concessions, public private partnerships, national and international construction and energy projects. He has advised bidders and awarding...
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Robert Keisler
Austria, Vienna
Robert Keisler is a partner at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz and a member of the firm’s public procurement law, competition law and public law team. He advises and represents both procurers and suppliers f...
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Ruth Bittner
Austria, Vienna
Ruth Bittner has been an associate at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz since March 2017. In her work she primarily focuses on the field of procurement, where she also has a solid academic background: she has...
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Marlene Wimmer-Nistelberger
Austria, Vienna
Marlene Wimmer-Nistelberger graduated from the University of Vienna’s faculty of law in 2014. After completing her mandatory legal traineeship at the District Court of Korneuburg and the Criminal C...
Miriam Baierl
Austria, Vienna
Miriam Baierl joined CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz as an associate in April 2019. In her work, she focuses on the fields of property and procurement. She graduated from the Faculty of Law at the...
Vanessa Horaceck
Austria, Vienna
Vanessa Horacek joined CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz as an associate in April 2019. In her work, she specialises in competition and public procurement law. She studied Law at the University of Vienna and...