Public Commercial & Procurement Lawyers

Public sector challenges

Administrative proceedings are complex, expensive and time-consuming. The volume of legislation is constantly rising and EU regulations play an increasingly important role.

We have an in-depth understanding of public commercial law from every perspective. For many years, we have been advising private and public-sector companies, as well as public bodies, on structuring and conducting administrative proceedings and on other matters related to public law.

Public commercial law experts

Our experts can support you in every phase of a project – from preparation through structuring and financing to representation in administrative proceedings or before the administrative courts.

Thanks to our long experience, we are adept at assessing the commercial impact of public law requirements on companies. We also possess the necessary tact and skills when dealing with public sector bodies. Especially in large projects in the areas of energy and transport, we are very much aware of the growing importance of public participation.

Sustainable solutions for companies

Our experts work with you to develop solutions that fit the legal and political constraints while also being commercially viable.

Our aim is to optimise the process right from the start and thus to shorten the duration of the procedure, as well as to avoid cases before the administrative courts as far as possible. To achieve this, our advice is geared towards consensus and engaging with the authorities. If it proves impossible to avoid a conflict, we will represent you in all stages of proceedings before the administrative courts.

Partner of the state and public bodies

Over many years, our experts in public commercial law have built up a reputation as a partner to local authorities and public bodies that need to implement complex projects or which are confronted with the challenges of reorganisation or collaboration with the private sector.

We provide the public sector with comprehensive support. Examples include assistance with administrative proceedings of all kinds, structural reform and PPP projects, as well as during the preparation and carrying out of legislative proceedings. If necessary, we also represent their interests before the constitutional, administrative and civil courts.

Expertise that goes beyond public commercial law

To allow us to handle instructions to the highest possible standard, we work as a team with experts from other specialist areas, such as construction and real estate law, corporate, tax and employment law or external specialists like architects, engineers and scientists.

In international projects, we draw on our CMS partner firms and their knowledge of local laws. We can thus offer cross-border advice on public commercial law in all European countries as well as many major business locations worldwide, all coordinated by a central contact person.

Industry experience and specialisation in public commercial law

From infrastructure and construction to healthcare, energy, IT, defence, utilities and waste disposal, we understand your industry and what matters to you.

Our advice on public commercial law covers all areas of law that affect private and public-sector companies or institutions. In particular, these include:

  • Foreign trade
  • Public construction and planning law, project development
  • Trade law
  • Municipal business law
  • PPP and privatisations
  • Subsidy law
  • Environmental law
  • Constitutional law and EU law
  • Procurement law
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Stefan Höß
Dr. Stefan Höß
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Munich
Stefan Höß is a frequently recommended real estate expert and advises real estate companies and investors on their transactions. He also provides ongoing advice to ensure a successful asset management,...
Jakob Steiff
Dr. Jakob Steiff, LL.M. (Edinburgh)
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Frankfurt
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...
Dr. Fritz von Hammerstein
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Verwaltungsrecht (Certified lawyer for administrative law)
Germany, Hamburg
Fritz von Hammerstein has been a CMS partner since 1992 and is a certified lawyer for administrative law. He focuses on environmental and planning as well as energy law and is particularly noted...
Christian Scherer-Leydecker
Dr. Christian Scherer-Leydecker
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Vergaberecht (Certified lawyer for procurement law) | Fachanwalt für Verwaltungsrecht (Certified lawyer for administrative law)
Germany, Cologne
Christian Scherer-Leydecker has more than 20 years experience advising on environmental and planning, PPP, procurement and other public law issues. His clients include project developers, operators...
Volkmar Wagner
Dr. Volkmar Wagner
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Vergaberecht (Certified lawyer for procurement law) | Fachanwalt für Verwaltungsrecht (Certified lawyer for administrative law)
Germany, Stuttgart
Volkmar Wagner specialises in advising and representing contracting authorities and bidders on public procurement and public commercial law. He provides strategic advice to awarding bodies in order...
Stephan Kraatz
Dr. Stephan Kraatz
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Leipzig
Stephan Kraatz specialises in private construction law, including contracts with architects and engineers, and commercial leases. He regularly advises on large construction projects and has in this...
Matthias Kuß
Dr. Matthias Kuß
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt, Notary Public | Fachanwalt für Verwaltungsrecht (Certified lawyer for administrative law)
Germany, Berlin
Matthias Kuss advises German and international investors on the structuring of real estate transactions (asset and share deals) as well as on real estate portfolio development and optimisation in...
Dr. Hermann Müller, LL.M. (The University of Edinburgh)
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Hamburg
Hermann Müller specialises in public commercial law and advises his clients on foreign trade, public planning and building law, state aid, infrastructure projects, procurement, public law contracts...
Jens Neitzel
Dr. Jens Neitzel
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Munich
Jens Neitzel advises German as well as internationally operating companies in regulated industries, particularly in the telecoms, postal, rail and media sectors. Drawing on his proven regulatory...
Dirk Rodewoldt
Dr. Dirk Rodewoldt, MRICS
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Verwaltungsrecht (Certified lawyer for administrative law)
Germany, Stuttgart
Dirk Rodewoldt advises German and international investors on project developments and real estate investments. He has special expertise in planning and environmental law, approval proceedings, urban...