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Helene Gerhardt

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Helene Gerhardt is an associate and member of the public procurement and antitrust practice groups in the Berlin office. She advises clients in the fields of public procurement law, European law, antitrust law and public commercial law.

In the area of public procurement law, she provides comprehensive advice to both bidders and contracting authorities in connection with the design of complex award procedures and their review before the review bodies. Ms. Gerhardt also advises and assists clients in antitrust law, including antitrust compliance and merger control notification proceedings. She is currently working on her doctoral thesis at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), which focuses on sustainability aspects of public procurement law.

Professional Background

Helene Gerhardt has been a member of the public procurement and antitrust team of K&L Gates since 2013 – she began as a professional support lawyer and is currently an associate. Prior to this, she worked for another international law firm as a research assistant in the public infrastructure industry group, where she was involved in particular, in advising on public procurement law.

Speaking Engagements

Participation in various lectures and courses, including:
  • In-house public procurement and antitrust workshops for companies
  • Master‘s Program Real Estate Law – WWU Münster, Module Public Procurement Law, University of Münster
  • Specialist Lawyer Course for Public Procurement Law at Juristische Fachseminare
Ms. Gerhardt was often involved in the preparation of commentaries, comments and articles for professional journals, among others:
  • Handbuch Vergaberecht, Gabriel/Krohn/Neun (publishers), 2nd edition 2017, Dr. Annette Mutschler-Siebert
  • Beck’sches Formularbuch Vergaberecht, Prieß/Hausmann/Kulartz (publishers), 3rd edition 2018, Dr. Annette Mutschler-Siebert
  • Beckscher Onlinekommentar Vergaberecht, Gabriel/Mertens/Prieß/Stein (publishers), Dr. Annette Mutschler-Siebert bzw. Dr. Annette Mutschler-Siebert/Dr. Dorian Dorschfeldt
  • Juris-Praxiskommentar Vergaberecht, Heiermann/Zeiss/Summa (publishers), 5th edition 2016, Dr. Annette Mutschler-Siebert/Marion Baumann bzw. Dr. Annette Mutschler-Siebert/Dr. Dorian Dorschfeldt
  • Praxishandbuch Public Private Partnership – Beck’sches PPP-Handbuch, Weber/Schäfer/Hausmann (Hrsg.), 2nd edition 2018 (to be published), Dr. Annette Mutschler-Siebert
  • VergabeR 2015, comment on the decision of the Higher regional Court of Berlin of 22.1.2015 – 2 U 14/14 Kart, S. 432-435, Dr. Annette Mutschler-Siebert/Dr. Dorian Dorschfeldt