Roland M Stein

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Practice Areas

Fachanwalt für Vergaberecht (specialist lawyer for public procurement law)

Public procurement law: advice to bidders and contracting authorities on all aspects of public procurement law, including litigation, public procurement compliance (exclusions, debarments, self-cleaning)

World Bank, EBRD, EIB, ADB debarment matters

International trade law, including customs law, excise taxes (primarily energy, electricity, alcohol tax)

Export controls, sanctions law

WTO, EU law (particularly anti-dumping, safeguard measures)

Sector experience: energy, general industry, infrastructure, IT and technology, defence and security


BLOMSTEIN founding partner (2016)

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Berlin and London (2006-2016)

Professional Memberships

Admitted to the Bar in Germany (Rechtsanwalt)

Member of the board of the Forum Contracting association

Co-leader of the defence and security division of forum vergabe (Gesprächskreis Verteidigungs- und Sicherheitsvergaben)

Co-chair of the IBA subcommittee on debarments and exclusions


Publishes in international and national law journals on public procurement and international trade law

Co-editor of “Beck’scher Online-Kommentar Vergaberecht”, Co-editor of the journal “Contracting und Recht”

Frequent speaker at conferences and seminars in the EU and US

Teaching appointment on at the Freie Universität Berlin in an international Master’s degree course


Half German, half Brazilian, grew up in São Paulo

Universities of Heidelberg and Leeds

LL.M. Eur., PhD degree (Dr. iur.), University of Frankfurt