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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 & insights

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Publications: 11 FEBRUARY 2021

Public procurement – to be or not to be: what constitutes a body governed by public law under Directive 2014/24?

This e-Alert summarizes a recent judgment of the European Court of Justice regarding the scope of public procurement legislation, in particular concerning the notion of “bodies governed by public law”…

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A new year, new obligations for economic operations: Here comes the market surveillance regulation

Publications: 03 FEBRUARY 2021

A new year, new obligations for economic operations: Here comes the market surveillance regulation

In order to guarantee the free movement of products in the EU market, it is necessary to ensure that products fulfil requirements providing a high level of protection of public interests, such as…

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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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Publications: 19 JANUARY 2021

Hydrogen Strategy – German Parliament passes law on material exemption from electricity surcharges

On 10 June of 2020, the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy released its National Hydrogen Strategy (Nationale Wasserstoffstrategie)  (German Hydrogen Strategy) as a part of the Covid-19…

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