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The quality of public services is increasingly determined by skilled public procurement management. Public law, in fact, influences every companies’ activity and public administrations must also pay increasing attention to the correct execution of public law in their business and institutional activities. Our Italian team has acquired a remarkable expertise in dealing with issues such as public contracts, concession contracts, management of public private partnerships and State aids. We can guide you through complex projects, not only in the public sector but also concerning utilities. The team in Italy, can also represent you in procurement-related disputes and litigation.

With over 100 public procurement specialists, CMS has an outstanding reach and capacity for public procurement. We can support your response to public tender procedures in Italy and in numerous other countries simultaneously. Additionally, our specialists have longstanding sector-expertise across core industries. Our team can resolve your complex public tender issues, including formation and building of bidding consortia, protection of confidential information, anti-trust matters, specific rules around framework agreements, concession contracts and complex PPP projects.

Further, the team in Italy, can assist regarding how to approach different regulated tender procedures. We also provide support before Italian tribunals and courts across Europe or in front of the European Court of Justice or European Commission.

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    Administrative Law

    Public law influences every companies’ activity, whether they contract with public administrations or they are subject to the different regulations laid down to guarantee public interests. Public administrations as well must pay increasing attention to the correct execution of public law in their business and institutional activities.

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    EU

    European law significantly influences national law. Needless to say that it often has direct effects, it can be invoked before national courts and last but not least,  has precedence over national law.

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    09/04/2020
    Coronavir­us (COV­ID-19) im­pact on pub­lic pro­cure­ment in Italy
    Coronavir­us (COV­ID-19) im­pact on pub­lic pro­cure­ment in Italy
    05 May 2020
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    04 May 2020
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    12 January 2017
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    IVASS (the Itali­an In­sti­tute for the Su­per­vi­sion of In­sur­ance) re­cently ad­op­ted a num­ber of meas­ures aimed at ad­dress­ing the neg­at­ive ef­fects of the COV­ID-19 emer­gency on the in­sur­ance sec­tor. IVASS’...
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    27 March 2020
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    The COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has had a dra­mat­ic im­pact on European health sys­tems, whose pri­or­ity first and fore­most is the treat­ment of pa­tients suf­fer­ing from this dis­ease both in the in-pa­tient and out-pa­tient...
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    12 September 2019
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    15 January 2019
    European Court of Justice rules in fa­vour of Italy’s Lotto con­ces­sion mod­el
    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...