Public procurements and public contracts

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Satta Romano & Associati Studio Legale has an outstanding experience in public contracts on public procurements, concessions, partnerships and project finance, more broadly involving public-private cooperation.

The Firm and its Partners have been mentioned for long time in the leading national and international directories: Legal 500:“Outstanding and capable of compromise’, Satta Romano & Associati is highly specialised in administrative law, including handling competition law issues, public procurement and public works, most notably in telecoms, electronic communications, transport and infrastructure. Anna Romano is ‘truly exceptional’ and Filippo Satta is also highly rated.” (2016); Chambers “Filippo Satta handles a range of administrative legal aspects including arbitration and joint ventures between public bodies and the private sector. He has additional expertise in competition law and town planning. Anna Romano advises on public-private partnerships, tender processes and concessions. Her clients include state-owned entities, which she represents in dispute resolution. A client says: “My collaboration with her has always been very positive thanks to her knowledge of Italian public and administrative law” (2017).

Recently, the Firm assisted leading market operators in the conclusion of agreements on innovative services relating to digitalisation, informatics services and transports; it participated in extraordinary transactions; it consulted contracting authorities in setting the boundaries of national and European law on public procurements and concessions. The Firm has also provided judicial assistance in criminal proceedings.

The lawyers of the Firm assist and provide legal advice  to private operators and public entities in public evidence procedures and, more broadly, to selective procedures or beauty contest: public works, strategic infrastructures, architecture and engineering services, supply and service contracts. Usual fields of activity are service and supply contracts in IT, energy (gas and thermal energy, traditional and renewable electricity producers), water, transport, airports and postal services sectors, gambling and betting.

The Firm assists its clients in each step of the tender procedure: from preliminary and preparatory agreements (pooling, RTI, cooperatives), to the preparation of the necessary administrative documents, to the presentation of the offer, until the signing and the performance of the contract. Recently, we assisted foreign operators, also outside the European Union, in the participation in tender bits organised by national entities.

Satta Romano & Associati Studio Legale gives also legal advice o private economic operators in the formation of network contracts, providing assistance in each phase of the proceedings, from the conclusion of the contract to the undertakings and obligations of the companies’ in the bid procedures.

As regards to the contracting authorities, the Firm assists them in the programming phase, in arranging tender documents and in the managing of the adjudication proceeding. The Firm dedicates a special attention to issues related to revenue liability.

Recently, the Firm has dealt with issues related to in house concessions, also in court proceedings.

The Firm assists its client before National and European Administrative judges, ordinary judges, Arbitral Tribunals and Court of Audit.

The Lawyers of the Firm undertake academic research and training on the issues abovementioned.