Freshfields partner and former federal judge join BLOMSTEIN as Of Counsel

BLOMSTEIN is pleased to announce that Reinhart Rüsken has joined the firm and Dr. Hans-Joachim Prieß will join the firm as of 1 May 2016. Both will act as Of Counsel and assist BLOMSTEIN’s clients particularly in international trade and public procurement matters.

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BLOMSTEIN is pleased to announce that Reinhart Rüsken has joined the
firm and Dr. Hans-Joachim Prieß will join the firm as of 1 May 2016. Both
will act as Of Counsel and assist BLOMSTEIN’s clients particularly in
international trade and public procurement matters.

Reinhart Rüsken (68 years) is a highly respected customs and excise
taxes lawyer and a former judge at the German Federal Tax Court
(Bundesfinanzhof). He started his career as a judge in 1978 in Hamburg
and from 1995 to 2014, was a member of the 7th chamber of the Bundesfinanzhof,
which is responsible for customs, excise taxes, and market
organisation law. Reinhart retired as a judge in 2014 and has since then
acted as an attorney for clients in various sectors.
Reinhart contributes to many standard pieces of legal literature in his
area of expertise, such as Klein on the German Fiscal Code (Abgabenordnung),
as well as Dorsch on Customs Law and of the Journal for
Customs and Excise Taxes (Zeitschrift für Zölle und Verbrauchsteuern),
both of which he is editor of. In addition, he is the author of numerous
publications and regularly speaks at conferences.

Dr. Hans-Joachim Prieß (58 years) is one of the most renowned trade
and public procurement lawyers in Germany. He has been a partner with
Freshfields from 1994 until the end of April 2016. He worked in the
Brussels and Berlin offices of Freshfields. The Berlin team left Freshfields
in March 2016 to set up BLOMSTEIN together with colleagues
specialised in antitrust and competition law.
Hans-Joachim was head of Freshfields’ Public Procurement Group, and
was constantly ranked in the first tier for public procurement and
international trade law by the national and international press. He has
advised and represented clients across Europe, including governments
Press release April 14, 2016
Freshfields partner and
former federal judge join
BLOMSTEIN as Of Counsel

Blomstein Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB Oranienburger Str. 66 10117 Berlin www.blomstein.com
on public procurement legislation. Hans-Joachim has also represented
many clients before the Euro-pean Court of Justice and the German procurement
review bodies. He was a member of two expert commissions
at the Federal Ministry of Economics tasked with the advancing of
public procurement law and implementing the new EU Public Procurement
Directives into German law. Hans-Joachim has been a board
member of forum vergabe e.V., the German association for procurement,
since May 2009 and is currently the deputy chairman of the board.
Pascal Friton, a trade and public procurement partner at
BLOMSTEIN, said:
“We are delighted to welcome Reinhart and Hans-Joachim to
BLOMSTEIN. Their appointments substantially strengthen our ability to
provide first class trade and public procurement advice to our national
and international clients. Our clients will benefit from Reinhart’s expertise
and experience as one of the most influential German trade law
judges and his litigation experience. We are extremely proud to be able
to work with Hans-Joachim again, who has been a great mentor while
we were at Freshfields.”

For further information please contact Pascal Friton (pascal.friton@blomstein.com) or Roland Stein (roland.stein@blomstein.com).

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