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Administrative Contracts

Contracts between public entities and the private sector represent a significant part of the economy and Allen & Overy is one of the leading law firms operating in this area of law.

As such, we are asked to advise on some of the most complex, often first-of-their kind, public sector deals.

We act for public authorities, companies, banks, public-funded entities and utilities and offer advice on all types of public contracts, ranging from public procurement (public works, services, supplies), large transactions such as concessions (including toll roads, water distribution, waste management, telecoms) to public-private partnerships (PPP) (prisons, hospitals, stadiums, roads, rail, canal, renewable energies, etc).

Our practice is well known for its litigation capabilities in this area. We advise on all types of disputes, whether occurring before the contract enters into force (challenge of tender procedures) or relating to the performance of the contract. We work closely with our clients to develop the most effective strategy taking into account our client's objectives and budgetary constraints.

Our team includes specialist lawyers located in many jurisdictions. We are used to working together in cross-jurisdictional matters and our seamless service is considered to be one of our greatest strengths. We also share the latest knowledge, so we are able to offer innovative solutions when required.

News and insights

Aerial view of road network

News: 02 June 2022

Allen & Overy on the A69 motorway concession

Allen & Overy has acted in the context of the competitive bidding procedure, the conclusion of the concession contract and the financing of the A69 motorway.

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Publications: 18 May 2022

Behind the DOJ’s recent antitrust trial losses: an evolving concept of intent

The aggressive campaign by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division to reinvigorate criminal enforcement of the antitrust laws has been framed in part by whether it can achieve a…

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News: 10 May 2022

Survey: Major German companies appear largely unfazed by Russian conflict

Revenue expectations remain positive despite increased costs and interrupted delivery chains Investment activities are being continued; access to financing remains open Companies do not…

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Publications: 19 January 2021

Public Procurement - The European Court of Justice provides guidance on “self-cleaning” measures in its judgment

In its judgment of 14 January 2021 the European Court of Justice provides guidance on “self-cleaning measures”.  The “self-cleaning” measures were introduced in the 2014 Directives on public…

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