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Contract for motorway project in Thuringia (A 4 motorway project) to private operator- CMS Hasche Sigle advises on PPP procedure

17/09/2007

CMS Hasche Sigle has advised the Federal Ministry for Transport, Construction and Urban Development (BMVBS) and road construction company Deutsche Einheit Fernstraßenplanungs- und –bau GmbH as part of a multidisciplinary advisory team on awarding the pilot project of the operating models "Hörselberge bypass". The section of the A4 motorway from the border between Hesse/Thuringia (around 45 km) up to and including the Gotha junction will be expanded and maintained for 30 years by the Franco-German operating consortium consisting of Hochtief PPP and VINCI Concessions (concession to start on 15 October 2007).

The Franco-German Hochtief/Vinci consortium was selected through a structured negotiating procedure which was developed with the support of the advisory team. The consortium consists of Hochtief PPP (Germany) and Vinci Concessions (France).

The project for the A 4 motorway in Thuringia is the second PPP project to be awarded for German motorways. In May of this year the concession was awarded for the pilot project for the section of the A 8 motorway Augsburg – Munich. The tender procedures for two further pilot projects for the A 1 motorway in Lower Saxony (Bremen intersection – Buchholz interchange) and the A 5 in Baden-Württemberg (Malsch – Offenburg) are still ongoing. The advisory team is also involved in these projects.

CMS Hasche Sigle has teams of advisers experienced in the fields of both infrastructure and structural engineering for PPP projects. Lawyers from CMS Hasche Sigle are advising on PPP projects for German motorways, a school complex in Rodenkirchen, Burg prison project, a local road in Harsewinkel, the Heiterblick technical centre in Leipzig, schools in Halle, Ministry of Finance building in Potsdam, the Lake Campus in Niederlausitz, Mersch school campus in Luxembourg and major roads in North-Rhine Westphalia.

BMVBS and DEGES advisory teams
CMS Hasche Sigle
Dr Christian Scherer-Leydecker (PPP/Projects)
Martin Krause (Construction)
Stefan el-Barudi (PPP/Projects)

Contact CMS Hasche Sigle:

Dr Christian Scherer-Leydecker
Tel.: +49 (0) 221 / 7716-116
E-mail: [email protected]

About CMS Hasche Sigle:

CMS Hasche Sigle is one of the leading German law firms with more than 500 lawyers. It covers the entire area of commercial law and provides legal advice to major German and international companies from a wide spectrum of industry. It has offices in Berlin, Cologne, Duesseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Leipzig, Munich, Stuttgart, Chemnitz, Dresden, Brussels, Belgrade, Moscow and Shanghai.

CMS Hasche Sigle is a partnership of lawyers and tax consultants; for register details / list of partners see www.cms-hs.com

CMS Hasche Sigle is a member of CMS, an alliance of leading independent European law firms. With over 595 partners, a total of 2,000 lawyers and tax consultants and around 4,200 support staff we advise our clients at commercial locations in 48 business centres in Europe and further afield on legal and tax issues.

In addition to CMS Hasche Sigle, the following firms are also members of the CMS alliance: CMS Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni (Italy), CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo (Spain), CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre (France), CMS Cameron McKenna LLP (Great Britain), CMS DeBacker (Belgium), CMS Derks Star Busmann (the Netherlands), CMS von Erlach Henrici (Switzerland) and CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz (Austria). CMS has 58 offices in 25 countries around the world.

For further information on CMS Hasche Sigle see www.cms-hs.com and on the CMS alliance see http://www.cmslegal.com.