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KSB, PwC Legal, and Heuking Kuhn Win Tender to Advise European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency

KSB, PwC Legal, and Heuking Kuhn Win Tender to Advise European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency

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A consortium of Kocian Solc Balastik, PwC Legal Germany, PwC Legal Czech Republic, and Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek has won a tender to advise the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency on public procurement law, competition law, and contract management issues.

The European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA), in Prague, is an agency founded by the European Union to implement the GALILEO and EGNOS satellite programs. GALILEO is a satellite navigation system that will be completed in orbit by 2020 and which will provide improved positioning and timing information with significant positive implications for a number of European services and users. EGNOS is Europe's regional satellite-based augmentation system, used to improve the performance of global navigation satellite systems, such as GPS and Galileo.

In 2017, GSA tendered comprehensive legal advice services, in particular regarding public procurement law, competition law, and contract management. Several international law firms and consortia participated in the tender.

In January 2018, the KSB/PwC/Heuking consortium was awarded the contract for Lots 1 and 2.

The consortium's team is led by Kocian Solc Balastik Partner Jiri Hornik, PwC Legal Czech Republic Partner Borivoj Libal and Senior Associate Milan Fric, PwC Legal Germany lawyers Jan-Peter Ohrtmann and Marc-Oliver Brock, and Heuking Kuhn Luer Partner Michael Schmittmann.


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