Dr. Pascal Friton, LL.M.
Rechtsanwalt
Partner, Public Procurement and International Trade Law
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Dr. Pascal Friton, LL.M.

Pascal Friton specialises in public procurement law and trade law. His public procurement law practice covers advice to both contracting authorities and bidders, in particular in the area of services and IT as well as defence procurement. In addition he has longstanding experience with compliance-related issues, advising multinational companies on legal consequences of misconduct in public procurement procedures and on self-cleaning measures. This includes advising on sanctions imposed by the World Bank or other multilateral development banks.

In the area of trade law he regularly advises the export industry and financial institutes on economic sanctions of the EU, for example against Iran and Russia. Pascal’s trade law practice also includes EU and German Blocking/Anti-Boycott Law as well as German foreign investment control. He is recognized as a leading public procurement lawyer by Who’s Who Legal 2016 and 2017 (Government Contracts). The Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides list him as one of the leading lawyers for “International Trade”.

Pascal Friton is admitted to the Bar in Germany (Rechtsanwalt).

Languages: German, English

References

  • Advising the KfW with regard to various public procurement procedures
  • Advising the Falck group on public procurement procedures regarding ambulance services as well as representing the group in a European Commission’s complaint procedure and before the procurement review bodies
  • Advising Thermo Fisher group on public procurement law
  • Comprehensive general advice to juris GmbH on public procurement and contract law as well as advising the client in various public procurement procedures and representation in procurement review procedures
  • Advising an international manufacturer and other multinational companies on worldwide aspects of public procurement compliance
  • Various companies concerning the supply of goods or the provision of services in connection with Iran

CV

Pascal Friton studied law at the Humboldt-University of Berlin and holds a master of laws degree (LL.M.) from the University of Durham, UK. He completed his legal traineeship at the Higher Regional Court of Berlin, with stages inter alia at the Research Services (Wissenschaftlicher Dienst) of the German Bundestag and at Baker & McKenzie.

Before founding BLOMSTEIN, Pascal worked in the Berlin office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP for eight years, since 2012 as a Principal Associate. In 2012, he was seconded to the Washington, DC office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for six months where he advised companies in World Bank sanctions proceedings, in internal investigations and on sanctions law. During and after his secondment in Washington, D.C. he helped conceptualising and organising various conferences and seminars inter alia at the World Bank and at G.W. University.

In 2016 he finalised his PhD thesis on selection/suitability criteria in EU directives at the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg. Pascal is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars on public procurement law in Germany and other EU member states. Pascal has furthermore co-authored a chapter of King’s College London’s law school’s new distance learning program in public procurement law together with Hans-Joachim Prieß.

Publications

  • (K)ein Ende der Schulnotenrechtsprechung?, NZBau – Neue Zeitschrift für Baurecht und Vergaberecht, 2017, p. 267 (with Roland Stein)
  • International Procurement Developments in 2016—Part V: Possible Rise of EU Protectionism—A 2016 (Post Brexit) Update, West Government Contracts Year In Review covering 2016 Conference Briefs READ AS PDF
  • (Un-)Zulässigkeit von Beschränkungen im Zusammenhang mit dem Einsatz von Dritten in Vergabeverfahren, Anmerkung zum EuGH-Urteil vom 14. Juli 2016, C-406/14, Anm. 3, jurisPR-VergR 1/2016 (with Eva-Maria Meister)
  • Zulässigkeit der Auflösung einer zweigliedrigen Bietergemeinschaft im laufenden Vergabeverfahren, Anmerkung zum EuGH-Urteil vom 24. Mai 2016, C-396/14, Anm. 3, jurisPR-VergR 1/2016 (with Eva-Maria Meister) READ AS PDF
  • Forthcoming: Kommentierung zu § 107 und 109 GWB, in: Prieß/Stein/Gabriel/Mertens (Hrsg.), Beck’scher Onlinekommentar Vergaberecht (with Sarah Bayer and Simone Terbrack)
  • Die Festlegung und Erfüllung von Eignungsparametern nach den EU-Vergaberichtlinien und die Umsetzung im GWB-Vergaberecht, dissertation, Nomos 2016
  • Forthcoming: Kommentierung §§ 105, 151, 152, 154 GWB, §§ 1, 3, 12 – 14 KonzVgV, § 23 VOB/A, in: Pünder/Schellenberg, Vergaberecht, 3rd edition 2017 (with Roland Stein)
  • Kommentierung Einleitung EU-Recht, §§ 122 bis 126 GWB, §§ 75 und 78 VgV, in: Prieß/Stein/Gabriel/Mertens (Hrsg.), Beck´scher Onlinekommentar Vergaberecht (with Hans-Joachim Prieß, Sarah Bayer and Matthias Simonis)
  • Gesetz des Monats: „Der erste Streich“ – zum Referentenentwurf des Gesetzes zur Modernisierung des Vergaberechts, politik&kommunkation, 21 May 2015 (with Roland Stein)
  • Die Rahmenvereinbarung: Das (nach wie vor) unbekannte Wesen?, in: Festschrift für Fridhelm Marx, Wettbewerb – Transparenz – Gleichbehandlung, 15 Jahre GWB-Vergaberecht, 2013, p. 129 (with Eva-Maria Meister)
  • The suspension and debarment regime of the Multilateral Development Banks – the Need for Reform, Journal of Business Compliance, 2013, p. 28 (with Hans-Joachim Prieß and Dorian Dorschfeldt)
  • Eignung zum Ausschluss? Anmerkung zum Urteil des EuGH vom 13.12.2012 – Rs. C-465/11 Forposta SA und ABC Direct Contact/Poczta Polska, NZBau – Neue Zeitschrift für Baurecht und Vergaberecht, 2013, p. 214 (with Hans-Joachim Prieß)
  • Gesetz bleibt Gesetz: Zur Rechtswidrigkeit der neuen EnergieStV, ZfZ – Zeitschrift für Zölle und Verbrauchsteuern, 2012, p. 1 (with Roland Stein)
  • Kartellrechtsverstöße als Ausschlussgründe im Vergabeverfahren, Wirtschaft und Wettbewerb Zeitschrift für Deutsches und Europäisches Wettbewerbsrecht, 2012, p. 38 (with Roland Stein and Anna Huttenlauch)
  • Das Vergaberecht wird mit Sozial- und Umweltauflagen befrachtet, Artikel in der FAZ Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 4 January 2012, p. 19 (with Hans-Joachim Prieß)
  • Anmerkung zu OLG Celle, Beschluss v. 13.01.2011, 13 Verg 15/10, Vergaberecht – Zeitschrift für das gesamte Vergaberecht, 2011, p. 536 (with Franz Josef Hölzl)
  • Weniger ist mehr? – der EuGH und die Bekanntmachungspflichten, NZBau – Neue Zeitschrift für Baurecht und Vergaberecht, 2011, p. 213
  • Im Westen nichts Neues? – Brüssel reformiert Vergaberecht, Betriebs-Berater, 2011, p. 771 (with Roland Stein)
  • Designing effective challenge procedures – The EU’s experience with remedies, in: Arrowsmith/Anderson, The WTO Regime on Government Procurement, 2011, p. 511 (with Hans-Joachim Prieß)
  • Internationale Korruption, zwingender Ausschluss und Selbstreinigung, Vergaberecht – Zeitschrift für das gesamte Vergaberecht, 2010, p. 151 (with Roland Stein)
  • Einleitungskapitel („Global Overview“) und Kapitel zu Deutschland („Germany“),in: Getting the Deal Through – Public Procurement, 2010 bis 2015 (with Hans-Joachim Prieß, Diana Harvey and Eva-Maria Meister)
  • Self-cleaning as a Defence to Exclusions for Misconduct: An Emerging Concept in EC Public Procurement Law?, Public Procurement Law Review, 2009, p. 257 (with Hans-Joachim Prieß and Sue Arrowsmith)
  • Self-Cleaning – An Emerging Concept in EC Public Procurement Law?, in: Pünder/Prieß/Arrowsmith, Self-Cleaning in Public Procurement Law, 2009, p. 1 (with Hans-Joachim Prieß and Sue Arrowsmith)
  • Ausschluss bleibt Ausnahme, NZBau – Neue Zeitschrift für Baurecht und Vergaberecht, 2009, p. 300 (with Hans-Joachim Prieß)
  • Entweder – Oder! – Eignungs- sind keine Zuschlagskriterien, NZBau – Neue Zeitschrift für Baurecht und Vergaberecht, 2008, p. 307 (with Franz Josef Hölzl)

Presentations

  • 12. Deutscher Vergaberechtstag, Berlin, 18 May 2017, “Workshop IT-Vergabe”
  • Brennpunkt Vergaberecht 2016, Düsseldorf, 8/9 November 2016, “Workshop IT-Vergabe” and “Alles neu bei der Eignungsprüfung?”
  • Annual Conference on European Public Procurement Law 2016, Trier, 14/15 April 2016, “From grave misconduct to minor technical mistakes: grounds for exclusion and how to protect oneself”
  • JUC public procurement law conference, Copenhagen, 26 November 2015, “Corruption, bribery, exclusion and self-cleaning”
  • International Conference of the Hungarian Public Procurement Procedure, “The new public procurement act – implementation of public procurement directives, Budapest, 11 November 2015, “German experiences on self-cleaning”
  • ABA SIL Fall Meeting, Montreal, 21 October 2015, Panel “A Brave New World for Doing Business in Cuba”
  • Seminar at forum vergabe, Berlin, 8/9 July 2015, “Basisschulung Vergaberecht”
  • EIPA Seminars “The new Procurement Directives, Electronic Procurement and Practical Implications”, Maastricht, 2/3 July 2015 and 12/13 November 2015, “Practical implications of the new exclusion grounds and self-cleaning provisions”
  • 10. Deutscher Vergaberechtstag, Berlin, 16/17 June 2015, “Auswirkungen von TTIP und CETA auf das Vergabeverfahren”
  • EPPPL Intensive Workshop on Fraud & Corruption in Public Procurement, Brussels, 18/19 May 2015, “Implication of Collusive Tendering and Bid-Rigging”
  • Seminar “Vergaben von Reinigungsdienstleistungen” at forum vergabe, Düsseldorf, 14 October 2014, “Vergabe von Reinigungsdienstleistungen – Zusammenfassung und Trennung von Leistungen”
  • IBC Legal European Public Procurement Conference, Brussels, 23 September 2014, Panel “Comparison of Approaches to Litigation: Infringements, Complaints and Remedies”
  • Seminar LETT law firm, Copenhagen, 11 October 2012, “Trends within public procurement law in Germany, including procurement related litigation”