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What the team is known for

Leading firm advising a broad clientele on the full spectrum of procurement law and PPP. Highly active in procurement mandates pertaining to large infrastructure and building constructions and healthcare projects. Regularly assists with tendering and award procedures. Frequently mandated to handle contentious court proceedings in front of the Federal Administrative Court including challenges against procurement decisions and contestation of tender invitations. Also assists clients with innovative PPP projects. Diverse client roster includes national and international market leaders from the construction, technology and consumer goods sectors.

Strengths

One client enthuses: "What the team really brought in was on the one hand the experience for public tender and PPP and on the other hand the team's M&A law expertise. CMS had the knowledge in every area that was required for the project," further explaining: "CMS is very experienced in these kind of projects and focused on the big picture - the team knew we had to be fast and sometimes compromise. We are really pleased with the firm's work."

Highlighting the firm's strong performance, one client comments: "CMS offers great in-depth knowledge of legal matters and all administrative and public procedures during the case. The team also has a very thorough knowledge of stakeholders involved in the project from opposing parties to judges."

Work highlights

Advised the consortium Strabag/Salini on the tender for the largest construction lot of the Brenner Base Tunnel.

Notable practitioners

Pre-eminent practitioner Bernt Elsner advises a wide range of clients from the construction and technology sector on tender procedures for large infrastructure construction projects. He also acts for clients in contentious proceedings, regularly appearing in front of federal courts. One client applauds: "Bernt Elsner remains calm in the eye of the storm and focuses on the really relevant points. He has huge experience handling high-profile cases."

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Overview

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz offers extensive legal advice on all aspects of public commercial law, focusing especially on trade law, environmental law, waste management law, spatial planning law, construction law and data protection law. We also represent domestic and international businesses before authorities and courts, in particular before the Constitutional Court and the Administrative Court of Austria.

Our public commercial law experts focus especially on the following areas:

  • Banking supervision
  • Insurance supervision
  • Hospital law
  • Public construction law
  • Postal market law

Members

Elsner, Bernt

Hamerl, Thomas

Keisler, Robert

Clients

A.S.A. AG

Brenner Basistunnel

Casinos Austria

Dürr

FIMBAG Finanzmarktbeteiligung Aktiengesellschaft des Bundes

Förderungsverein der Primärbanken

GE Healthcare

Gebrüder Haider

Government of Kosovo

HABAU Hoch- und Tiefbaugesellschaft mbH

IGT

Leyrer + Graf

Niederösterreichische Versicherung AG

Österreich Werbung

Porr

Republic of Austria

Siemens AG

STRABAG

Swietelsky Baugesellschaft mbH

Industries

Construction & Materials

Education

Energy

Financial institutions

Government

Health Care

Insurance

Media

Real Estate

Retail

Public Law

CMS

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Location

Gauermanngasse 2-4

Vienna

Vienna

Austria

1010

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Austria

Public Law: Public Procurement/PPP


Bernt Elsner
Band 1