The public authorities act in many ways like a company of gigantic proportions. They fulfil government tasks – for example, the provision of roads or schools – by setting up private companies or by entrusting private organisations with those tasks. Therefore, the boundaries between the private and public sector may become blurred, which poses a particular challenge in terms of the interface between civil law and public law.
Our team of advisors specialises in this interface with the public sector. We are familiar with both, the perspective of public authorities and bodies, and that of the private sector. The focus of our advice is on health care, on supply and disposal, and on the realisation of large infrastructure projects. This requires a special focus on public procurement – which produces an annual volume of almost 14 percent of the gross domestic product as one of the larger divisions of the “enterprise state”.