Recent Developments in European Public Procurement and Case Law

13/06/2019 - 14/06/2019
Location: Maastricht (NL)
Project number: 1930805

Recent Developments in European Public Procurement and Case Law

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This seminar will provide you with an update on the legal issues in European public procurement. Legal experts and practitioners will explain in an accessible manner the recent legal developments and recent case law in the field of European public procurement. You will receive an insight into the jurisprudence of the General Court. This case law relates to challenges to contract awards by the EU institutions/agencies and is based on procurement under the Financial Regulation and its Rules of Application. The essence of the most recent case law of the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) in the field of procurement and remedies will be presented and interpreted for you.

How will it help you?

At the end of this seminar you should have a good understanding of:

  • the current legal developments in procurement at European level
  • the recent jurisprudence of the CJEU and its implications in the field of procurement, including remedies
  • the recent jurisprudence of the General Court and its implications for the application of the rules
 Who will benefit most?

The seminar is intended for those who deal with procurement in the legal profession (lawyers, judges etc.) as well as public officials from national, and sub-national authorities and other public bodies in EU Member States and candidate countries and in European institutions and agencies.




Welcome and introduction to the seminar
Rita Beuter, Senior Expert, European Policies, EIPA, Maastricht (NL)




Part I: Recent developments in procurement




Social procurement
Anna Lupi, Legal and Policy Officer, G/1 Public Procurement Strategy, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission, Brussels (BE)




Coffee break




Innovation procurement – legal aspects
Dr Vasileios Tsanidis, Policy Officer, F/3 Digital Innovation and Blockchain, DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission, Brussels (BE)








Implications of the new exclusion grounds and self-cleaning provisions
Dr Pascal Friton, Partner, BLOMSTEIN, Berlin (DE)




Coffee break




Part II: Recent case law




Recent developments in the case law of the General Court in the field of public procurement
Nicolas Pourbaix, Senior Counsel, Legal Director, International Legal Group, AMGEN, Brussels (BE)












Recent developments in the case law of the Court of Justice of the EU in the field of public procurement
Adrian Brown, Of Counsel, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Brussels (BE)




Coffee break




Recent case law of the Court of Justice of the EU in the field of remedies
Martin Oder, Partner, Haslinger/Nagele & Partner Law Firm, Vienna (AT)




Conclusion and evaluation of the seminar








End of seminar

Course venue
European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)
O.L. Vrouweplein 22
6211 HE, Maastricht
the Netherlands

Programme Organiser
Ms Belinda Vetter
Tel: + 31 43 3296382

The fee includes documentation and refreshments. Lunches, a reception or dinner are included if mentioned in the programme. Accommodation and travel costs are at the expense of the participants or their administration.

EIPA offers a 10% discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency.

Who are the supporting countries?
Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Lunches and the reception will be served at a restaurant in town. Special dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic) can be indicated once you receive the confirmation of the seminar.

Hotel reservations
EIPA has special price arrangements with a number of hotels. All hotels are within 10 minutes walking distance from EIPA. Should you wish to make use of this possibility, please book directly via the links below. Payment is to be made directly and personally to the hotel upon checking out. At the time of booking, please mention in the requested field the EIPA project number for your course.

Confirmation of registration will be forwarded to participants on receipt of the completed online registration form.

Prior payment is a condition for participation.

Cancellation policy
For administrative reasons you will be charged €150 for cancellations received within 15 days before the activity begins. There is no charge for qualified substitute participants.

EIPA reserves the right to cancel the activity up to 2 weeks before the starting date. In that case, registration fees received will be fully reimbursed. EIPA accepts no responsibility for any costs incurred (travel, accommodation, etc.). 


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