The World Bank has published a systematic study of exclusion systems. The study presents different suspension and debarment systems.

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The 3rd edition of the legal publishing house Nomos’ commentary on public procurement law has just been published. Two BLOMSTEIN lawyers have participated in the project: Roland Stein and Pascal Friton have contributed as authors with regard to the most relevant provisions dealing with the awards of concessions. The comprehensive publication provides a commentary of all relevant rules in German public procurement law and includes all significant and fundamental changes of the past few years.

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Digital information and online communication are becoming more and more important. As a result, people are increasingly aiming to protect their IT systems against attacks. Cyber security considerations play a special role in governmental restrictions on foreign direct investments to protect against foreign interference in key infrastructure or security-related sectors. In Germany, this has led to increased scrutiny of M&A transactions by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (FMEA) – not limited to companies active in key areas of software development or IT security.

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The digitalisation of global trade is constantly expanding. In the 21st century data will become the most important commodity, according to a report in the German newspaper ‘Handelsblatt’. The continuing development of 3D printing technology makes it possible to send, instead of the actual goods, data that can then be used to print the goods directly at the receiving end. The more the digitisation of trade develops, the more important cybersecurity products are becoming.

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Cybersecurity is becoming increasingly important. In the wake of cyberattacks on the German parliament, the foreign office and on prominent public figures, there is now greater awareness of the need for the state and companies to protect the integrity of their existing IT systems. The following article explains how a public contracting entity can achieve a higher standard of cybersecurity through its procurement procedures. Another related article provides an overview of some of the particularities that arise in the procurement of cybersecurity goods and services.

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Cybersecurity is becoming increasingly important. In the wake of cyberattacks on the German parliament, the foreign office, and on prominent public figures, there is now greater awareness of the need for the State and companies to protect the integrity of their existing IT systems. The following article will provide an overview of some of the particularities that arise in the procurement of cybersecurity goods and services. Another article explains how a public contracting entity can achieve a higher standard of cybersecurity in its procurement procedures.

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For the second year in a row, BLOMSTEIN ranks amongst the top 50 employers for lawyers in Germany according to the azur100 ranking.

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The chapter Roland Stein and Leonard von Rummel have contributed to the 8th edition of “Getting the Deal Through (GTDT): Foreign Investment Review” is now available.

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On 18 March 2019, the Annual Symposium on Exclusion and Debarment co-hosted by George Washington University Law School and the Dickson Poon School of Law will take place at King’s College London.

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We are pleased to announce that Roland M. Stein is amongst the select lawyers and experts included in Thought Leaders Global Elite 2019 (and indeed the only lawyer selected for “Government Contracts” worldwide) – his full interview can be viewed here.