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Our practice has a tradition of involvement in major procurements contributing to the formation of the legislation governing this area, such as the tenders for the privatisation of the Neorion Shipyards in 1996-7 and Elefsis Shipyards in 1997-8, the Project Concession of the Rion-Antirion Fixed Link in 1996-9 and the Elefsina-Korinthos-Patra Motorway in 2006-7.

We continue to provide a specialised, end-to-end service in this highly regulated sector to tendering bodies, participants and companies and have acted on behalf of overseas and locally based companies, joint ventures, financing institutions and the Hellenic Republic.

Challenges & Disputes

When tender procedures or procurement contracts are challenged, we work closely with the Administrative litigation team to provide a cross-practice expertise in resolving resulting disputes.

Running & Responding to Tenders

We advise companies on responding to and evaluating tenders, compliance with procedural rules and specifications, legislative and regulatory requirements, bid submission tactics and strategies, drafting submissions and negotiation of terms. Tendering authorities rely on us to assist them in structuring, documenting, running and managing of tenders and procurement contracts and the procedures to use. We also advise on the EU and national legislative and regulatory framework governing public procurement and the assignment of funds granted by European institutions to public projects.

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PPP Dispute

We represent an SPV consisting of several other companies active in the waste treatment units sector in disputes, including arbitration, arising from the execution of a PPP project for the design, financing, setting into operation, maintenance and facility management of a waste treatment unit.

Public Tender Preselection Dispute

We represent a global concessions and construction company in the appeal proceedings launched by two of its competitors against their preselection in the first phase of a public tender for the concession of the construction and operation of a motorway.

Olympia Odos Arbitration

We continue to represent Olympia Odos, a joint venture of Greek and international construction companies, including Vinci SA and Hochtief PPP Solutions GmbΗ, in its capacity as the concessionaire of the €2.4bn (construction cost) concession project for the Elefsina – Korinthos – Patra stretch of the PATHE Motorway, in a series of disputes with the State before Technical Panels and Arbitration Tribunals and in various claims brought by third parties before the Civil Courts.

Dispute in Tenders for Supplies

We represent a truck tire distributor on an ongoing basis in their disputes arising in the context of public tenders launched by various public authorities and organisations for the supply of tires for use on public vehicles.

Electricity Interconnection Tender

We advised RAE in relation to a tendering process launched by ARIADNE Interconnection for the study, supply and installation of electric power conversion stations for the electricity interconnection between Crete and Attica.

Tender for a Resort Casino License

We advised an international infrastructure group on their participation in the tender launched by the Hellenic Gaming Commission (HGC) for the award of an integrated resort casino (IRC) license in Athens.

Recourse Action against €30m Penalty

We advise a leading IT company in its recourse action initiated against the State in respect of a €30m penalty, outstanding payments and supply disputes arising from the execution of a public tender contract.

Ongoing Advice to Leading Aircraft Manufacturer

We advise a leading aircraft manufacturer on an ongoing basis in relation to the supply of military aircraft, follow on support in relation to the provision of parts and their entry into offset contracts.

Public Tender Dispute

We represented a leading petroleum company in proceedings relating to a petition against a Minister’s decision for safety measures and for annulment before the Council of State launched by a participant in a public tender for the exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons, resulting in the withdrawal of the petition by the applicant.

Public Supply Contract Dispute

We are representing the subsidiary of a major foreign State–owned company in administrative proceedings and litigation before the administrative courts against the Greek State in the context of sanctions imposed during the execution of a public supply contract.

€3.6m Claim before Council of State

We represented a manufacturer of electronic systems for use by the defence industry in its €3.6m lawsuit before the Athens Administrative Court of Appeals in respect of consideration due on the basis of a contract awarded by the Ministry of Defence for the supply of radio stations and in the petition filed by the Ministry of Defence for the cassation of the decision of the Appellate Court, which was rejected.

Tender Award Dispute

We represented a consortium before the Court of Audits in the examination of the legality of the tendering procedures for the project for the design, finance, installation, operation and maintenance of integrated waste management systems through public private partnerships resulting in the award of the tender to the consortium.

 

PPC Renewables – Repowering of Wind Parks

We advised PPC Renewables on their tender for the supply and installation of eleven wind parks of a total licensed capacity of 21.66 MW on ten Greek islands, including drafting the tender documents and advising on procurement processes. This project is part of PPC Renewables’ c.€400m investment plan for the period 2014-2018.

HRADF Tenders Disputes

We advised the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) in proceedings before the Council of State and the Court of Audits on numerous petitions for annulment and reversal in the context of the privatisations launched by HRADF. This involved innovative issues relating to privatisation procedures.

Ministry of Defence Penalty Dispute

We defended a leading international group in relation to the imposition of a penalty by the Ministry of Defence in the context of the execution of an offsets contract.

Public Asset Development in Corfu Dispute

We continue to advise the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) on a succession of annulment and interim measures petitions submitted by public authorities relating to a public asset development in Corfu.

€14m Public Tender Litigation before Council of State

We represented a manufacturer of electronic systems for use by the defence industry in a petition for suspension and annulment before the Council of State in relation to a Greek tendering procedure governed by NATO provisions and procedures for the supply and installation of material of a value of €14m for the Hellenic Armed Forces.

€40.3m Passengers’ Information and Fleet Management ICT System PPP

We advised a consortium comprised of Intrasoft International SA and Intrakat Constructions SA in the development of the project for the design, finance, installation, operation, maintenance and facilities management of a passengers’ information and fleet management ICT system for the Organisation of Transportation through a PPP.

Hellenic Armed Forces Supply Dispute

We represented a supplier active in the defence industry in litigation before the Court of Audit relating to the non-approval of payments for material and services provided to the Hellenic Armed Forces.

Public Tender Dispute

We acted on behalf of a tram vehicle manufacturer in relation to the preparation of their offer for their participation in a public tender launched by a public entity and resulting litigation.

Medical Rehabilitation Center PPP

We advised the State owned Health Units Company (AEMY) in its capacity as the awarding authority on the proposed project for the design, construction, financing and maintenance of a medical rehabilitation centre in Northern Greece through a public private partnership.

c€69m Organisation of School Buildings PPP

We advised the Organisation of School Buildings in its capacity as the awarding authority on the c€69m design, construction, financing and maintenance of school buildings in Attica through a public private partnership.

University Complexes PPP

We advised the University of Peloponnese in its capacity as the awarding authority on the proposed project for the design, construction, financing and maintenance of six university complexes in five cities of Southern Greece through a public private partnership.

€89.4m PPP for Development and Financing of Halls of Residence

We advised the Universities of Thrace and Peloponnese, through the Special Secretariat for Public Private Partnerships, in their capacity as the awarding authorities, on the proposed project for the design, construction, financing and maintenance of halls of residence and student canteens in various cities of Greece through public private partnerships.

  • EU and national legislative and regulatory framework
  • preparation for and participation in public tenders
  • drafting and negotiating of documentation
  • assignment of funds granted by European institutions to public projects
  • disputes arising from tender procedures and execution of public procurement contracts