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Our public procurement department advises public entities on the design and drafting of specifications and contractual documents, as well as providing proactive assistance to companies in relation to the interpretation of rights and obligations and the definition of the best strategy to follow in tenders, using our vast knowledge and experience of the corresponding regulations and case law. 

We advise on the key phase following the conclusion of agreements with regards to disputes linked to their execution, arising from concepts such as contractual amendments, financial rebalancing, unjust enrichment, claims for damages and claims for the payment of outstanding debts. Moreover, our services extend to subsequent appeals before the authorities and courts against actions and decisions.

The multidiscipline composition of our team enables us to understand our clients’ needs in order to maximise their chances of success not only from a public procurement perspective, but also with regards to key regulatory elements such as European Union law and market unity legislation.

With more than 200 lawyers in 70 cities specialising in public procurement, CMS is able to boast a far-reaching and extraordinary capacity in this sector.

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CMS Ex­pert Guide to Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment
12 Sep 19
UK food and cos­met­ic pro­du­cers to the EU to face new reg­u­la­tions after...
As Brexit draws near­er and with the like­li­hood of an un­reg­u­lated exit still not off the table, EU-27 com­pan­ies im­port­ing or selling food or cos­met­ics from Great Bri­tain face li­ab­il­ity risks if they con­tin­ue...
15 Jan 19
European Court of Justice rules in fa­vour of Italy’s Lotto con­ces­sion...
On 19 Decem­ber 2018, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) con­firmed that Italy’s “sole con­ces­sion­aire mod­el” for man­aging the con­ces­sion for its com­pu­ter­ised na­tion­al lot­tery and re­lated fixed-odds...
19 Nov 18
Oil and Gas: Pro­tect­ing LNG pro­ject and feed-gas sup­ply from State...
A re­cent award rendered by a tribunal act­ing un­der the aus­pices of IC­SID, the World Bank’s ar­bit­ra­tion in­sti­tu­tion, in Uni­on Fen­osa Gas S.A. v Ar­ab Re­pub­lic of Egypt, provides fur­ther guid­ance for com­pan­ies...