Procurement, Concessions, PPPs

We deal with a wide spectrum of matters at the intersection of public and private sectors. We offer in-depth knowledge and an understanding of legal and business contexts in which public bodies and state-owned companies operate. We cover regulatory aspects and compliance policies for clients who wish to invest or participate in the development of public-sector projects, and have extensive experience in advising and representing both private businesses and public authorities on the application of Romanian public procurement laws and of EU public procurement regulations and principles. We are actively involved in leading positions in working groups supporting the government in shaping the new legal framework for public-private partnerships.

bpv Grigorescu Ştefănică “provides an excellent service” advising clients on procurements in construction and transport, to name a couple of sectors. The Legal 500, EMEA, 2018

Our public-sector-related work includes legal advice in the leasing and concession of publicly-owned assets, assignments of local public services, on public procurement procedures, and on municipality budgeting and financing, municipality notes, and insolvency of municipality services. We have also served a number of public bodies in administrative litigation involving public assets and financial and investment claims.

Our lawyers have represented municipalities in projects concerning the reorganization and modernization of urban management services (e.g. ecological waste deposit, sanitation services, sewage systems, lighting, transportation), and have also provided legal expertise to public institutions, mainly relating to concessions and the leasing of publicly-owned assets and public services (e.g. land, hospitals, clinics, sport & leisure). Our concession advice covers a broad scope and a wide variety of public assets, services and works, in particular road infrastructure and municipal concessions. We also advise in connection with natural-resource concessions.

  • Representing a railway construction group in several procurement procedures for the upgrading of major European railway corridors in Romania
  • Representing to a reputable architecture firm in the procedures for the award of a EUR 90-million museum-upgrading project
  • Advising a global consultancy firm on central government procurement procedures
  • Advising a global location-data platform on the procurement procedure for the provision of traffic information systems to the largest municipal transportation company in Romania
  • Advising a consortium of international construction and concession companies in a highway concession project
  • Advising a global railway-industry leader on procurement procedures for the supply of subway trains and trams
  • Advising a global diversified industrial and technology group on a range of procurement procedures for the supply of rail-traffic equipment and rolling stock
  • Representing a consortium of traffic communication companies in connection with the procurement procedure and disputes related to a EUR 40-million rail communication system
  • Advising a leading technology and networks company on procurement procedures related to Schengen border-control programs
  • Advising a leading construction materials company in connection with the concession of quarries
  • Advising a municipal authority in the preparation, tendering and contracting of an ecological landfill and waste-management facility
  • Advising a state-owned power-generation company in the setting-up of a joint-venture with private IPPs for the erection and operation of an 800-MW power plant
  • Advising a global supplier of medical solutions on procurement, contract and financing issues related to a EUR 100-million hospital restoration and extension project
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