Patrick Thiel

Patrick Thiel

As a lawyer I specialise in all aspects of public procurement. I work on operational rules and current legislation when public authorities call on third parties as part of public tenders.

Both in terms of advice and litigation, I work at times for public authorities and at times for contractors.

In all cases, I am passionate about understanding and defining clients’ needs, precisely and thoroughly. Whether it is to help public authorities draft a call for tender aligned to their needs and with the legal requirements, or to help a contractor draft a response, understanding the work and goals of each is essential.

In litigation matters I work both on award disputes, which is a fairly quick procedure, and performance disputes, which is often a rather longer procedure. These are matters that require a pragmatic perspective at the same time as knowing the lie of the land and having sharp technical analysis skills on the legal front.

I also share my knowledge by writing papers and I am a member of the editorial committee of two legal journals: “Marchés et contrats publics”, (public procurement and contracts) specialising in public procurement and “Administration publique”, (public administration) which is a more general publication. I write and update the “Memento des marchés publics et des PPP” (Memo on public procurement and PPP) annually.

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