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Regulatory & Public Procurement

Our lawyers have extensive experience advising and representing clients in relation to public procurement and PPP projects, both on the side of contracting authorities and contracting entities, as well as on the side of tenderers and candidates.

In the area of public procurement, we provide comprehensive legal advice in preparing contract awards, contracts and contractual documentation, as well as in assessing participation conditions and criteria, and in preparing bids. We also represent clients in review procedures, requests for redress, or in opposition proceedings at the Slovak Public Procurement Office, as well as in judicial reviews of the Slovak Public Procurement Office decisions.

Regulatory and administrative law is a major area of USGB’s specialization. The experienced team of our lawyers provides our clients with comprehensive legal advice in various economic and industrial sectors such as waste management, environmental impact assessment, financial and payment services, broadcasting and retransmission, telecommunications, food industry, postal services, energy sector, mining, engineering, metallurgical, chemical and processing industries, consumer goods, passenger and freight transport, forwarding and aviation.

Our Experience

Major foreign construction company

Legal advice to one of the largest construction companies operating in the Czech and Slovak markets, using review procedures in the preparation of opposition to the exclusion of the client as a member of the group of suppliers from public procurement in Slovakia.

Leading legal and economic literature publisher and legal information web portal operator

Legal advice on the application of review procedures against the contracting authority’s intention to conclude a contract worth millions of euros through a direct negotiated procedure, as well as against a public procurement procedure announced in the form of a competitive dialogue.

Several companies active in the field of pharmacy and healthcare provision

Legal advice on the application of review procedures, including filing opposition to the cancellation of the procedure used for the contract award, representation in opposition proceedings before the Slovak Public Procurement Office, lodging a complaint to the prosecutor, as well as a complaint to the Slovak Public Procurement Office to file a motion to declare invalidity of the contract concluded through a public procurement procedure, lodging a complaint to review the contract award procedure, as well as representation of the client in the administrative judiciary to review legality of the Slovak Public Procurement Office decisions.

International air freight company

Legal advice on the conclusion of a marketing contract with a Slovak contracting authority in accordance with the Public Procurement Act, as well as on the possibility of concluding the contract through a direct negotiated procedure.

Central government body in the field of transportation

Legal advice on the process and setting of the selection criteria for the operator (concessionaire) of an intermodal transport terminal – railway infrastructure in Slovakia.

Global logistics, forwarding and courier company

Legal advice and preparation of a tailored memorandum on cross-border food transport regulation. 

Major veterinary medicinal product wholesale distributor

Legal advice on assessing compliance of distribution and storage systems with the Slovak and European legislation, including pharmacovigilance rules for veterinary medicinal products.

Major Slovak logistics company

Comprehensive legal advice to and representation of the client in obtaining the authorization to carry out road freight transport.

Multinational automotive part manufacturer

Legal advice to and representation of the client in obtaining licenses required for the operation of a manufacturing plant in Slovakia.