K&L Gates’ government contracts and procurement policy practice spans the globe, with a core of practitioners located throughout the United States and in Europe.
The practice group assists public sector procurement clients worldwide in regulatory, transactional, and litigation matters. When appropriate, practice group lawyers team with lawyers in related practice areas, including government enforcement, policy and regulatory, IP, M&A, and construction and engineering, among others.
This multidisciplinary, firmwide approach gives clients seamless access to specialized advice so that they can make the best decisions for their projects and execute those decisions in the most efficient and effective manner.
In the United States, the practice provides “cradle to grave” assistance to federal, state, and local government contractors in a wide variety of regulatory, transactional, and litigation matters. We represent Fortune 100 companies, small businesses, and startups alike in their dealings with federal, state, and local governments and business partners such as resellers, manufacturers, prime contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers. We serve clients in a wide variety of industries including information technology, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, defense and aerospace, construction, and professional services. Our core capabilities include, among others:
German PracticeOur German public procurement team has extensive experience advising contracting authorities, tenderers, and sponsors in the technology, infrastructure, healthcare, and construction industries. The team advises contracting authorities on structuring procurement proceedings, and advises bidders in public procurement proceedings. The team was also named "Law Firm of the Year for Public Procurement 2010" by JUVE.
Polish PracticeIn Warsaw, K&L Gates is one of a very few international law firms in Poland with a full-scale public procurement practice. Our Warsaw lawyers have extensive experience in the preparation of bids as well as with the administrative appeal process and litigation. The team has intimate knowledge of Polish laws surrounding procurement, since our lawyers drafted the first Polish law on public procurement and executory orders in accordance with World Bank standards. The Warsaw team’s recent experience includes:
U.K. PracticeThe public procurement lawyers in the London office have extensive experience of advising contracting authorities, bidding consortia and individual companies on all aspects of EU public procurement law. They advise clients across all sectors, including construction and engineering, infrastructure, outsourcing and IT services. Recent advice has included: