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.
We are representing 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.
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.
We advise a leading aircraft manufacturer on an ongoing basis in their participation in tenders for the supply of military aircraft, follow on support in relation to the provision of parts and their entry into offset contracts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We advised a consortium of Greek and international companies in their tender for the concession of the Faliron Marina in Athens.
We represented Hochtief Facilities Management Hellas, the subsidiary of Hochtief Solutions, in their tenders for the provision of services on the maintenance and operation of the majority of the Olympic venues.
We advised the Public Company for Building Hospital Units in its capacity as the awarding authority on the proposed project for the design, construction, financing and maintenance of a children’s and an oncological hospital in Thessaloniki through a public private partnership.
We advised a major construction company in participating in a public tender for the proposed project to build fire stations through a public private partnership.
We acted on behalf of Fresenius – Kabi Hellas and Smith & Nephew Hellas in their participation in public supply tenders for pharmaceuticals.
We advised the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) in its capacity as the awarding authority in a public tender for the sale of State owned land.
We advised this technology solutions company in their participation in numerous public tenders.
We advised the Financial Mechanism Office of the European Economic Area in carrying out a review of the legality of tender processes, resulting in the award of three public contracts.
We advised a non-profit organisation in their capacity as the awarding authority and as participants in tenders for the supply of materials and services.