The compliance with the incumbent rules is of great importance. Especially nowadays, in view of the intensification of state monitoring of public contracts award, the need for truly specialist legal guidance is even more crucial. We are a key provider of best practice and know-how in this area and provide comprehensive legal services in the whole spectrum of public procurement issues.
We pride ourselves for being the leading law firm in Greece that extensively offers legal services both to bidders and contracting authorities and is equally active in pre-emptive consulting and litigation.
Our preemptive consulting and litigation services cover all stages of the life-cycle of a public contract.
The due planning and preparation of the procurement procedure is of paramount importance. Missteps at this stage might cause irrevocative damage or significant delays. The saying “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” applies absolutely in this respect. Our profound understanding of the sector and the modus operandi of the public authorities render us excellent communicators of the legal complexities related hereto. We can assist you shape an efficient strategy covering all aspects, legal, technical and economic and, thus, overcome the pitfalls of the regulatory framework.
Assistance during the tendering procedures is equally essential. Procurement procedures are highly formal processes with strict deadlines. We can advise you upon any legal or technical issue with regard to the tendering procedures aiming at winning public contracts or performing them to the benefit of both public and private entities.
Crucial legal issues might also arise during the contract execution phase. Post-contract signature modifications may occur provided that they are not substantial. However, to what extent changes after the contract award, or the transfer of a contract to another entity are permitted might become complicated. We can support you to navigate through the regulatory and contractual framework by providing practical advice and solving any risks that may occur.
Compliance, in view of the active involvement of independent authorities overseeing the legality of the procedures and the regularity of spending, is a recent concern in public procurement. Given the fact that a great amount of contracts is funded by EU Funds, the Managing Authorities and other competent institutions are vested with the responsibitity of safeguarding the legality and the regularity in accordance with the rules that govern the management and control of the public expenditure. Thus, major procurement compliance issues are at stake. We provide legal assistance regarding any type of sanctions deriving from regulatory and compliance breaches, as well self-cleaning measures related to the exclusion for tendering procedures.