Lawyer, Licensed Specialist for Procurement Law
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CompetencesPublic Business Law State Aid & Subsidies Constitutional & Administrative Law Procurement Defence & Security
Christopher Theis is Partner at BEITEN BURKHARDT's Frankfurt office and member of the Public Sector practice group. His area of expertise comprises procurement law, EU state aid law and public commercial law. Mr Theis focuses on assisting public authorities with the preparation and realisation of EU-wide and German award procedures. He further assists companies extensively with their participation in public tenders. Here Mr Theis strongly supports his clients when it comes to the preparation and negotiation of contracts, and represents them in review procedures before award chambers and higher regional courts. He has great experience with complex procurement projects in the sectors IT, traffic, defence and security, In EU state aid law Mr Theis advises his clients particularly on questions of compliance issues, notification procedures and the nature of entrustment acts. His area of activity further includes subsidy law and business administration law.
Christopher Theis studied law at the University of Mainz and was admitted to the German Bar at the beginning of 2012. From 2011 until he joined BEITEN BURKHARDT in 2015 he worked at a large international law firm in Frankfurt am Main. Mr Theis was appointed Partner in 2018. In 2019 he was qualified and admitted as procurement law specialist.
- forum vergabe e.V. (membership of law firm)
- Deutsches Vergabenetzwerk (DVNW)
Publications / Lectures
Comment on Section 10 German Defence and Security Procurement Regulation (VSVgV), BeckOK Vergaberecht, Gabriel/Mertens/Prieß/Stein (ed.), 19th edition, as of 31 January 2021
Comment on Section 11 German Defence and Security Procurement Regulation (VSVgV), BeckOK Vergaberecht, Gabriel/Mertens/Prieß/Stein (ed.), 19th edition, as of 31 January 2021
Making 2 into 1: When do contract values have to be added?
in: Staatsanzeiger, April 7, 2021
Equivalent technical specifications must be approved
staatsanzeiger.de, 21. February 2021
Corona pandemic may constitute grounds for repeal
in: Supply Magazine 4/2020, p. 46 et seq.
No Forbidden Subsidy for Municipal Financing of a Nursing Home for the Elderly
in: NZBau, February 2019, p. 96
Informing Unsuccessful Tenderers Beforehand, and Standstill Period Before Awarding of Contract
Christopher Theis and Dr Tanja Johannsen
in: Supply Magazin, December 2018, p. 38
Procurement Law up to Date, Online Seminar, 08 December 2020;
Procurement Law up to Date, Online Seminar, 15 May 2020;
Lecture on "EU State Aid Law and References to Procurement Law" at the Regionalgruppentreffen Südwest of forum vergabe e.V., 14 March 2019
BEITEN BURKHARDT Advises Mérieux NutriSciences on Acquisition of Institut