Jakob Steiff is a partner and leads a team of five lawyers advising on procurement law, public commercial law and construction law at the firm’s Frankfurt office. He has extensive experience in planning and implementing complex procurement procedures for public authorities as well as in advising bidding companies with a view to a successful participation in procurement procedures. He also regularly represents his clients in review proceedings before public procurement tribunals and senates as well as the European courts.
His public commercial law work includes public construction and environmental law, state aid law and compliance as well as advising on project developments, public-private partnerships (PPP) and complex approval procedures. Jakob’s practice also covers private construction law and related architects’ matters.
Jakob started his legal career in 2003. He joined CMS in 2007 and was made partner in 2012. Since 2013, he has been a lecturer for procurement law at EBS Law School in Wiesbaden and a member of the Steiff holding advisory board.
Legal directories, such as JUVE and Legal 500, regularly recommend Jakob based on client surveys as a frequently recommended lawyer, most recently in their current 2019/2020 editions . In September 2019, German business magazine WirtschaftsWoche recognised him as “top procurement law lawyer”.