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Public sector plays a fundamental role in a global economy in which the regulatory framework is increasingly complex and in which companies operate in jurisdictions with different legal systems.

Public law is involved in the main economic areas with strategic relevance, in large infrastructure projects covering a wide range of areas, as well as in regulated sectors such as energy, health and, transport and telecommunications.

The public sector has been undergoing changes at an ever-increasing pace. Changes in the organisation of companies, the necessary stimulus to the economy as well as the evolution of digitalisation are driving a number of additional public investments and increased procurement efforts in the coming years in many countries.

Whatever your opportunities or challenges may be, our team is specially designed to understand your business needs and advises companies on how to comply with public law.

We can help you shape your strategy, manage risks and make the most of business opportunities in these areas:

  • General Administrative Law
  • Public Procurement
  • Administrative Contracts, in particular, Public Works under Contract and Concessions of Works and Services
  • Public-Private Partnerships (PPP)
  • Regulated Sectors
  • Expropriations and Easements
  • Urbanism
  • Environment
  • Litigation and Arbitration

We have an in-depth knowledge of how public law applies in practice across different markets and with cross-disciplinary teams, we work to provide advice close to our clients’ needs.


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13/09/2022
UPC Rules of Pro­ced­ure go in­to force with judg­ments to be made pub­lic
The entry in­to force of the Rules of Pro­ced­ure is part of the fi­nal pre­par­a­tions for the United Pat­ent Court (UPC), which is cur­rently ex­pec­ted to start work in early 2023. After the bod­ies of the UPC...
24/06/2022
Reg­u­la­tion on for­eign sub­sidies is head­ing for the fin­ish line - European...
Since 5 May 2022, EU tri­logue ne­go­ti­ations have been un­der­way on the first Reg­u­la­tion to lim­it the ef­fect of sub­sidies from third coun­tries to com­pan­ies act­ive in the EU. That an agree­ment will be reached...
04/11/2021
The European Com­mis­sion launches second call for large-scale pro­ject pro­pos­als...
On 26 Oc­to­ber 2021, the European Com­mis­sion has for the second time ini­ti­ated a call for pro­pos­als of large-scale pro­jects, i.e. those with a cap­it­al cost ex­ceed­ing EUR 7.5 mil­lion, in the con­text of...
26/10/2021
The European Com­mis­sion is­sues guidelines on the clos­ure of op­er­a­tion­al...
On 14 Oc­to­ber 2021, the European Com­mis­sion pub­lished its guidelines on the clos­ure of op­er­a­tion­al pro­grammes ad­op­ted for as­sist­ance from the European Re­gion­al De­vel­op­ment Fund, the European So­cial Fund...
01/06/2021
Some leaks can­'t be fixed
“Con­fid­en­tial in­form­a­tion is like an ice cube... give it to the party who has no re­fri­ger­at­or or will not agree to keep it in one, and by the time of the tri­al you have just a pool of wa­ter.” This...
09/02/2021
BAT con­clu­sions for large com­bus­tion plants an­nulled – What next?
On 27 Janu­ary 2021 the Gen­er­al Court of the European Uni­on de­clared the so-called BAT con­clu­sions for large com­bus­tion plants an­nulled. It is worth con­sid­er­ing what this rul­ing really means and what it...
15/12/2020
Five years after Hua­wei ZTE FRAND li­cens­ing ob­lig­a­tions again be­fore the...
On 26 Novem­ber 2020, the Düs­sel­dorf Re­gion­al Court an­nounced that it would sus­pend a pat­ent in­fringe­ment pro­ceed­ing and refer key ques­tions on com­puls­ory li­cens­ing of stand­ard es­sen­tial pat­ents (SEP)...
18/06/2020
Meet the Law | Im­port­ant Pro­jects of Com­mon European In­terest Hy­dro­gen
Or­der no. 6403-A/2020 of June 17, which es­tab­lishes the open­ing of a peri­od for ex­pres­sion of in­terest for par­ti­cip­a­tion in the fu­ture Im­port­ant Pro­jects of Com­mon European In­terest (here­in­after “IP­CEI”)...
01/06/2020
Meet the Law | Sol­ar Ca­pa­city Auc­tion 2020
Min­is­teri­al Or­der No. 5921/2020, of 29 May, from the En­ergy Sec­ret­ary of State de­term­ined the open­ing of a com­pet­it­ive pro­ced­ure, in the form of an elec­tron­ic auc­tion, for the al­loc­a­tion of in­jec­tion...
29/05/2020
Meet the Law | New Rules on Dead­lines and Pro­ced­ur­al Mat­ters
From June 3, 2020, new rules will come in­to force re­gard­ing the dead­lines and steps to be taken in pro­ceed­ings and pro­ced­ur­al mat­ters be­fore ju­di­cial courts, ad­min­is­trat­ive and tax courts, the Con­sti­tu­tion­al...
05/05/2020
Coronavir­us crisis: More flex­ib­il­ity for European struc­tur­al and in­vest­ment...
On 23 April 2020, the European Uni­on ad­op­ted Reg­u­la­tion (EU) N° 2020/558 on spe­cif­ic meas­ures to provide ex­cep­tion­al flex­ib­il­ity in the use of European Struc­tur­al and In­vest­ment Funds in re­sponse to...
04/05/2020
In­ter­na­tion­al Law in times of crisis: COV­ID-19 and For­eign In­vest­ments
As the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic con­tin­ues to un­ravel without re­gard to na­tion­al bor­ders, coun­tries around the world are faced with both pub­lic health and eco­nom­ic is­sues on a scale not pre­vi­ously seen. In this...