PROJECT NUMBER: 1630805

Recent Developments in European Public Procurement and Case Law

16-17/Jun/2016  •  Maastricht

Introduction
Project Leader
Rita Beuter
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Target group
The seminar is intended for those who deal with procurement in the legal profession (lawyers, judges etc.), 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. It should also be of interest for policy makers, academics, private sector economic operators and professional advisers.

Description
This seminar will examine current developments in European public procurement, with an emphasis on specific legal issues. The first part will concentrate on the implementation of the procurement and concessions directive in the Member States. It will in particular investigate how Member States have transposed those issues for which they have flexibility when implementing the Public Contracts Directive (2014/24/EU) and Utilities Directive (2014/25/EU) and the Directive on the award of concession contracts (2014/23/EU). A specific session will be devoted to legal aspects in innovation procurement. The second part of the seminar will concentrate on the recent case law in the field of European public procurement. Special attention will be given to the jurisprudence of the General Court and the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU). Furthermore, it will cover the relevant case law concerning remedies.

Learning methodology
There will be a series of presentations by officials, legal experts and practitioners, followed by discussions. Participants will be encouraged to exchange views and experiences.

Objectives
This seminar will focus on the implementation of the new procurement and concession directives and on the recent case law. Considering the growing significance and impact of the case law of the CJEU and the General Court for and on European public procurement policy and legislation, the seminar will update participants on the recent case law in this field.
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