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Competition and Public Procurement

Public Procurement

Hamilton is a lead­ing le­gal ad­vis­er with­in pub­lic pro­cure­ment. Hamilton’s Competition and Public Procurement prac­tice is reg­u­lar­ly con­sult­ed in ma­jor pro­cure­ments and com­plex mat­ters, such as PPP, IT and in­fra­struc­ture projects. Hamilton’s lawyers re­gurlar­ly act in courts in a large num­ber of pro­cure­ment re­view pro­ceed­ings.

Hamilton as­sists sup­pli­ers and con­tract­ing au­thor­i­ties in re­spect of all types of pro­cure­ment mat­ters, in­clud­ing:

  • Advice pri­or to pro­cure­ment pro­ce­dures: ap­plic­a­bil­i­ty of pro­cure­ment rules and pos­si­ble ex­emp­tions, as well as draft­ing of doc­u­men­ta­tion and agree­ments
  • Advice pri­or to sub­mis­sion of ten­der of­fers; draft­ing of ten­der of­fers, strate­gic con­sid­er­a­tions and con­tacts with con­tract­ing au­thor­i­ties
  • Negotiations
  • Court pro­ceed­ings with re­gard to re­view pro­ce­dures, con­tract in­va­lid­i­ty and dam­ages
  • Publicity and con­fi­den­tial­i­ty mat­ters
  • Advice af­ter com­ple­tion pro­cure­ment, for ex­am­ple re­gard­ing ap­pli­ca­tion of, or amend­ments to, agree­ments

EU and Competition

Hamilton’s Competition and Public Procurement prac­tice ad­vis­es on EU and com­pe­ti­tion law mat­ters. The team reg­u­lar­ly rep­re­sents clients be­fore the European Commission, the Swedish Competition Authority and for­eign com­pe­ti­tion au­thor­i­ties, as well as in court. In re­cent years Hamilton has ad­vised clients in a num­ber of com­plex ac­qui­si­tions as well as car­tel in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

Hamilton ad­vis­es on all EU and com­pe­ti­tion law mat­ters in­clud­ing:

  • Mergers and ac­qui­si­tions: no­ti­fi­ca­tion to the European Commission or na­tion­al com­pe­ti­tion au­thor­i­ties as well as ad­vice in re­la­tion to the trans­ac­tion process
  • Co-operation agree­ments, li­cens­ing agree­ments and joint ven­tures
  • Distribution and re­seller agree­ments
  • Litigation be­fore courts or ar­bi­tral tri­bunals
  • State aid and pub­lic sec­tor com­mer­cial ac­tiv­i­ties
  • Compliance work and com­pe­ti­tion law risk as­sess­ments

Hamilton’s Competition and Public Procurement prac­tice rep­re­sents both do­mes­tic and in­ter­na­tion­al clients. The practice works close­ly to­geth­er with Hamilton’s oth­er prac­tices, for ex­am­ple Corporate | M&A in re­spect of trans­ac­tions and Dispute Resolution in re­spect of ar­bi­tra­tion with com­pe­ti­tion law el­e­ments.

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